Enhance local manufacturing capacity of solar thermal energy systems in Moldova

Renewable energy

Beneficiary Country:

  • Moldova Moldova

Donation passport

Starting Year: 2016
Ending Year: 2018
Budget: 0.3 mil. USD
Type of Donation: Technical assistance
Status: Closed

Lead Donor Contact

Mark Draeck, UNIDO

Short description of the overall project

The project (also being funded by the Government of Poland) aims at promoting the use of renewable energy in the country and creating jobs through the establishment of a new solar thermal panel production facility equipped with advanced modern technologies and employing well-trained local men and women.

The coordination of the project is being carried out through a Project Steering Committee consisting of representatives of the national Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA) and/or the Ministry of Economy, UNIDO and other major stakeholders. EEA as the main national partner cooperates in the execution of this project and ensure alignment with the national energy policy priorities and ensure that the technology transfer will be facilitated through this project.

It is expected that market players from the Polish renewable energy sector will contribute to the project; a Polish company will be identified as a potential project partner to assist in the transfer of the necessary technology to set up a production site for solar thermal technology in Moldova. The project is the first phase of a larger initiative to transfer low-cost solar thermal technologies to Moldova. This larger initiative is estimated to cost approximately EUR 700,000.


Short description of activities financed by  the donation

The project is planned to have:

  • State-of-the-art solar thermal manufacturing pilot plant in place
  • Key barriers at policy level assessed and way forward to enable replication developed
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)