Covaci Solar Park

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Covaci Solar Park
Covaci Solar Park is located in Romania
Covaci Solar Park
Location of Covaci Solar Park in Romania
Country Romania
Location Sânandrei
Coordinates 45°54′38″N 21°09′51″E / 45.91056°N 21.16417°E / 45.91056; 21.16417Coordinates: 45°54′38″N 21°09′51″E / 45.91056°N 21.16417°E / 45.91056; 21.16417
Status Under construction
Commission date 2011 (expected)
Construction cost €180 million
Solar field
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 60 hectares (148.3 acres)
Power generation
Units operational 480,000 First Solar
Nameplate capacity 35 MW
Annual output 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[1] 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.[2] A total of 480,000 First Solar thin-film modules will be used, and will supply 35,000 MWh of electricity per year.[2]

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.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Could Romania be Eastern Europe’s PV powerhouse?
  2. ^ a b c "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. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Renewable Energy Sources