Promotion of sustainable development strategies in the renewable energy technologies sector through piloting of demonstration projects based on usage of solar energy and agricultural wastes

Project Description
The main project’s objective is to overcome barriers in the use of solar and biomass energy production technologies by providing examples of best practice as a viable alternative to gas and coal and as a sustainable way of Environment Protection and addressing energy supply problems in rural communities.
Specific Objective
- To contribute to the implementation of the legislation and capacity building of local public administration (LPA) in the field of Renewable Energy sector.
- To increase the responsibilities and commitment of the LPAs towards the approach to the usage of Renewable Energy and Environment Protection Strategies.
- To conduct an awareness raising campaign among population and decision makers about the advantages for using solar and biomass energy for water and buildings’ heating.
- To reduce the national dependence on the imported energy sources.
- To promote public-private partnerships in order to develop the market for usage of innovative technology.
- To protect environment by reducing the CO² noxious emissions in the atmosphere.
- To improve the studying and hygienic conditions in public facilities like schools, kindergartens and social care centres.
- To disseminate and replicate the experience to other communities desiring to implement Renewable Energy technologies.

Expected Results
There were installed cumulatively 173 solar panel collectors (with 30 vacuum tubes each) at 39 public facilities.
Overview SWHS installed (annual values):
- Collectors area - 718 m² (173 solar panels);
- Boiler capacity – 27,5 tons;
- Total annual field yield – 484 088 kWh;
- Max. fuel savings – 16 440 m³/year (gas);
- Max. energy savings – 382 294 kWh/year;
- Max. reduction in CO2 emissions tons/year = 124,5 tons/year.

There were installed 39 BBP of which:
- 32 facilities were equipped with prefabricated turn-key Modular Biomass Boiler plants and;
- 7 facilities were equipped with Biomass Boilers systems, incorporated in the existing boiler rooms;
- each facility was equipped with 2 biomass-burning boilers.

Overview BBP installed (annual values):
- total capacity of the BBPs (kW) – 10 127 kW;
- total heated area (m²) – about 121 500 m²;
- total annual field yield, (kWh) – 36 457 200 kWh;
- demand of biomass fuel (3750kcal/kg) – about 6 100 tons;
- substituted brown coal (3510 kcal/kg) – about 6 500 tons;
- max. reduction (avoided) in CO2 emissions tons/year = 9400 tons/year.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Moldova
Priority Area:
Partnership that greens
Subsector:
Energy & energy efficiency
Topic:
Energy
Project Status:
Completed
Start Date:
02.02.2010
End Date:
31.12.2013
Implementing Organisation:
Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF)
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