Covaci Solar Park
|This article needs to be updated. (February 2012)|
|Covaci Solar Park|
Location of Covaci Solar Park in Romania
|Commission date||2011 (expected)|
|Construction cost||€180 million|
|Site area||60 hectares (148.3 acres)|
|Units operational||480,000 First Solar|
|Nameplate capacity||35 MW|
|Average generation||35 GWh|
Covaci Solar Park, which will be one of the world's largest thin-film photovoltaic (PV) power systems, is being built on a 60-hectare (148-acre) plot of land to the north of Timişoara in Romania. The power plant will be a 35-megawatt solar power system using state-of-the-art thin-film technology, and was to be finished by the end of 2011. A total of 480,000 First Solar thin-film modules will be used, and will supply 35,000 MWh of electricity per year.
The installation is in the Timiş County in western Romania, on a 560-hectare (1,384-acre) plot of land in the commune of Sânandrei. The investment cost for the Covaci solar park amounts to some Euro 180 million.
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- "CJ Timis vrea sa construiasca un parc cu panouri solare, pe o suprafata de 60 de hectare" (in Romanian). Business Standard. 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
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