Moldova: European Sustainable Energy Week 23 to 29 June 2014

Most activities was held in the Public Garden "Stefan cel Mare" Park  from Chisinau, but also in several places around the city. In Balti was organized two "Energy Days", June 24 to 25 and a round table.

About Energy Efficiency in Hospitals was organized a workshop in Orhei town on June 26. The event ended with SUN Go Fest, held in Park Garden from Chisinau. Over the last few days have been proposed: the solar-powered concerts, exhibitions on renewable energy, photo exhibitions of success stories about renewable energy in Moldova. The events was presented on national television Moldova1.

Moldova is actively to enhance energy efficiency in the country and to promote renewable energy sources, modernizing energy structure. Energy Strategy of the Republic of Moldova in 2030 and the National Action Plan to promote renewable energy sources for the years 2013 to 2020, set ambitious goals similar to those of the EU to promote sustainable energy in the country such as:

- 20% of the country's energy to come from renewable sources by 2020;
- At least 10% of total biofuel consumption compbustibili;
- A 20% reduction of primary energy consumption;
- A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% compared with 1990;

Mihai Vintila

Turkey : ICCI 2014 Energy Oscar Awards

The Energy Oscars, presented to promote the relentless efforts and progresses in the energy field, the third of which was given last year, within the frame of ICCI 2013 for the third time, will find their new winners for the fourth time, in a ceremony that is going to be held in Ankara in September 2014.

The Energy Oscars presented to promote the services given and contributions made to the Energy Sector, which has become one of the most important topics in the world, aim at encouraging the projects and services for the future. Within the scope of the Energy Oscars 2014, "Power Plants" and "R&D Projects" are going to be honoured.

Also presented to support the investments in the renewable energy sector, the Energy Oscars will have projects competing in Wind, Hydroelectricity, Geothermal, Biomass, Waste and Solar Power fields in the "Renewable Energy Power Generation" category, whereas Natural Gas, Coal and Residual Heat projects will compete in the Thermal Power Generation category. R&D projects on the other hand, will be evaluated among the applicants.

Applications will be evaluated by the members of the oscar prizes jury, by giving points to measurable criteria, and the power plants receiving the highest score in each category will be awarded.

Following the ICCI 2014 – International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference, in a ceremony to be held in September 2014, with the participations of the authorities from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, high level public sector officials, numerous academic and non-governmental organisation representatives, and the leading professionals of the energy sector, the new Oscars will be presented.

Press Release

Romania has achieved green energy target

Projects of energy production from wind and solar will not receive EU funding in the budget year 2014 - 2020, as Romania has achieved its target for these resources, said General Manager of the Intermediary Organism of Energy from Ministry of Economy, Viorel Mãdãlin Beltechi.

"In the period 2014 - 2020 will not be funded based on solar and wind projects, as Romania has reached the target for these resources. We intend to continue to promote only those resources that lead to balance and improve the national energy system, and these are biomass, biogas and small hydropower, "said Beltechi.

According to him, wind and solar projects are concentrated in certain parts of the country, which creates large imbalances in the system, while biomass and hydro projects are located in all regions and produce energy band that is constantly the same power.

Frimu Ghinea

Poland : "Heat not Lost" Conference 2014

Conference "Heat not Lost - energy efficiency, thermal insulation for the energy and industry sectors, design and implementation will be held on 18-19 September 2014 in Kraków within the premises of the International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Kraków.

The Partner of the conference is the Polish Association of Industrial Insulation Contractors (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Wykonawców Izolacji Przemysłowych; ).

The honorary Patron is the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii; ).

Range of topics to be covered at the conference:
- Existing insulation assessment methods
- Thermal insulation calculation software
- The Polish standard for designing thermal insulation
- Energy efficiency of thermal insulation (heat loss reduction, reduction of primary fuel consumption,
CO2 emission reduction, white certificates)
- Modern solutions for design and installation of industrial insulation
- Economical thermal insulation systems
- Modern insulation materials
- Tools, machinery and equipment for industrial insulation installation
 - Financing options for energy efficiency improvement projects.

The conference is addressed to the representatives of: power plants, combined heat and power plants, chemical plants, refineries, designers of industrial boilers and installations, suppliers of tools and machine.

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EY Report : Romania remains attractive for investments in renewable energy

Romania has climbed one position at 31 in a quarterly EY top for attractive countries for renewable energy investment. In February issue of the deck on the attractiveness of investment in renewable energy, Romania has also advanced, with a position of the 33 on 32, it said in a report by the consulting firm.

A breath for large electricity consumers

"Continuous changes in legislation are still an impediment for Romania" relaxation "investment activities in the renewable energy sector. New draft legislation seen last week and will come into effect from August 1, 2014, if it receives European Commission approval is result of much discussion and bring a breath hoping for large consumers of electricity. Meanwhile, operational projects renewable energy "invested" with attractive profitability indicators are those still receiving attention from private investors and banks " EY experts say.

EY report classifies 40 countries according to the attractiveness of investment in renewable energy.
In the region, Poland and Turkey lies ahead of Romania, occupying positions 27 and 20 respectively, while Greece, ranked 33, and Ukraine, 38, are also present in the report.

Frimu Ghinea

The SEE Eco Forum and Exhibitions, Sofia 2014


Greek solar thermal market in 2013

The Greek solar thermal market contracted in 2013. The Greek solar thermal market,as well as the Greek economy in general, still feels the effects of the economic and fi nancial crisis, and of the austerity measures. After withstanding the overall crisis for some years, the newly installed capacity decreased by 7%, amounting to 159 MWth (227 150 m²).

The new housing market remains fl at, not creating opportunities for new installations. Therefore, the solar thermal market is driven by the replacement of old solar thermal systems, and also of electric and oil heating systems. It should be noted that the Greek market is a mature one, booming in the early 1990s, and today it is almost identical in size as it was then.

This means that the replacement of old solar thermal systems is an important market segment. This also means that there are no major increases in the accumulated installed capacity. The market now counts 2.9 GWth (4.2 mio m²), representing an increase of 1.4%.

source : ESTIF

ESTIF information are correct?

Recently ESTIF publish his new estimations about European thermal market. We publish some info about that hire : . Start from the numbers can see one decrease of the thermal market with more of 10%.  That is a fact.

My questions is about dimension of estimation from some countries. For example solar market in Croatia seems to be bigger like the market in Cyprus but in fact we have big difference.

In Croatia peoples don't have the same income like in Cyprus, also solar thermal industry isn't sow popular like in the small island. Sow ...for wat reason both have almost the same market?  I think is just because for Croatia we don't have correct information from the market.

In my opinion is important to have this information. Don't care if the number are perfectly or have some optimistic view. In this moment only ESTIF can make this hard work to make estimation for all solar thermal market from Europe.

Mihai Vintila


Fair Of Energetics

FAIR OF ENERGETICS taking place from 24-28 April, at the Adria fair in Budva, Montenegro.

If the focus of your activities is generation and transmission of energy, then you are at right place because the fair offering you opportunities to achieve numerous business contacts, as well as the extraordinary possibilityof placing equipment and technology.

Fair manifestation puts special emphasis on the energy efficiency, alternative and renewable energy sources and promoting advanced technology solutions. Energetic Fair brings together companies operating in the following areas:
• renewable energy: biomass, wind, water, solar, aero-, hydro- and geothermal energy
• conventional sources of energy: oil, gas, coal
• energy management: distribution and supply
• efficient use of energy: energy-efficient production processes and construction, lighting, electric and hybrid vehicles
• researches, development, financing, innovation, service etc.

The fair creates a comprehensive platform for the producers, dealers, distributors and partners of the energy sector. An eventful program containing meetings, discussions, round tables and panels will thematically round up fairs platform and further promote your activities to a wider range of potential business partners in the area of construction and equipping of commercial and residential buildings.

For suggestions or additional information, please contact by phone: +382 33 410 403, +382 33 410 420,
fax: +382 410 132, or by e-mail:


Bioenergy in Romania, IV th edition : Biogas, biomass, cogeneration in farms and factories

Bioenergy in Romania – RoEnergy Bucharest 2014 Trade Fair, IV-th edition Bioenergy ( biogas, biomass, cogeneration ) in farms and factories, between realities and possibilities.
09.30 Receiving and registration of the participants

Session I 

10.00 TLUD – Biomass micro-gasification thermo chemical method - an alternative to produce energy for the agriculture, Prof. Erol MURAD, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
10.20 Ilias Papageorgiadis, President, Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas (ARBIO)
10.40 Energy recovery from MSW and RDF with a well proven technology, Dr. Michael Keunecke Senior Sales Manager, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
11.00 Biogas from biodegradable waste, Constantin Geangu, SC CGeangu Consulting
11.20 Questions and Answers
11.40 Coffee Break & Networking

Session II 

11.50 Elsaco Energy, Doru Popa, Director Elsaco
12.10 Innovative technologies for clean and efficient combustion of biomass - Application in the sustainable development of rural and urban communities, Iulian Hornet, SC Eco Hornet
12.20 High performance equipments for the biomass conversion in heat and power energy, Iulian Hornet, SC Eco Hornet
13.10 CHAB – Synergistic superior concept of biomass recovering, Prof.Erol MURAD, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
13. 20 Questions and Answers
13.30 Coffee Break & Networking & Visiting the Exhibitors

Session III 

14.10 Microbial hydrolytic enzymes used in obtaining bioethanol, Mariana FERDES, Edmond MAICAN, Polytechnic  University of Bucharest
14.20 Solutions for high efficiency cogeneration, Alexandru Vartanian, Project Manager B-Team
14.40 ENEAS, Victor Racolta
15.00 Spiral expander group – generator, Dr. Eng. Niculae Toma, INCD Turbomotoare COMOTI
15.20 Questions and Answers 2
15.30 Coffee Break & Networking

Session IV 
15.40 The use of biogas for the hydrogen production, Edmond MAICAN, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
16.10 2nd generation of biofuels , Boris S.GAIVORONSKI, Adrian POP, Bioteperna Sistem SRL
16.40 Ecotec
17.00 ASFOR
17.20 Questions and Answers

Moderators: Erol Murad, Professor Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Ilias Papageorgiadis, President, Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas (ARBIO)

Language: Romanian / English
Date: 13.06.2014

13 th June 2014, ROMAERO hall, Baneasa, Ficusului Avenue, 44, Bucharest, Romania
Organisators: Politehnica University Bucharest  & R.E.S. Group
Conference Registrations and further details on:

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Solar Energy - International Conference On Solar Energy, the IV - th edition Present and Future in the Solar Energy.

11 th June 2014, ROMAERO hall, Baneasa, Bucharest, Romania

09.30 Receiving and registrations of the participants

Session I: Energy efficiency in buildings

10.00 TRACE – Transnational cooperation for improving the performance and energy efficiency of buildings
– Grig Moldoveanu, Enero.
10.30 Premises for determining heat energy consumption for the rehabilitation heating of flats
– Carmen Pavel, independent consultant
10.45 Mild Home – Modular intelligent house, low cost, almost zero energy - Nicoleta Ion, Enero
11.00 Panel discussion on improving performance and energy efficiency in buildings, based on the presented materials
11.30 E4 House for Romania - a possible solution for NZEB, prof.dr.eng. Emilia-Cerna Mladin – AAECR chairman
11.45 The gray blocks between renovation and rehabilitation, Maria Temtunic, UPTIM
12.00 Coffee Break & Networking

Session II Legislative issues, storage and energy transport

12.10 Storing renewable energy in isolated renewable systems, Octavian Capatina, Executive Director SC Negoiu
12.30 ANRE - Regulatory Authority for Energy
12.50 Transelectrica
13.10 Heat energy production in plants which are using renewable sources through local authorities and community investments: Pecioly example Italy, Dr. Fiz Dan Ilie Teodoreanu - Vice-president APSNE SUNE; Eng. Manuela Draghicescu - Executive Director, New Energy Industry Association APSNE SUNE
13.30 Questions and Answers
13.40 Coffee Break & Networking & Visiting the Exhibitors

Session III Energy Management

14.20 The use of landfills for the production of solar plants: good practice in Italy, attempts in Romania; Dr. Fiz Dan Ilie Teodoreanu - Vice-president APSNE SUNE; Eng. Manuela Draghicescu - Executive Director, New Energy Industry Association APSNE SUNE
14.40 Romanian Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
15.00 Systems and energy cells with own ''DNA'', Octavian Capatina, Executive Director SC Negoiu Impex
15.20 Apricus Solar Systems, Mihai Vintila – Apricus Solar
15.40 The newest building materials, a component of the energy efficiency process, Doina Toma, Technical Director APMCR
15.40 TÜV RHEINLAND – acknowledged supplier of inspection services, certification and technical expertise in renewable energy, Eng. Marius Domokos – Products Service Certifications Director within the Industrial Services Department of TUV Rheinland Romania
16.00 Mobility and vanguardism.The first public solar charger - Strawberry Tree, Nicoleta Iancu, CEO Smart Sun Solutions Srl
16.20 Coffee Break & Networking

Ion Dogeanu, Executive Director, Agency for Energy Efficiency and Environment Protection Bucharest
Octavian Capatina, Researcher, Executive Director NEGOIU Impex
Manuela Draghicescu - Executive Director, New Energy Industry Association APSNE SUNE

Language: Romanian / English
Date: 11.06.2014
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Intersolar 2014 - Apricus

1141 exhibitors was present at Intersolar Europe from Munich, Germany between 4 and 6th June 2014. One interesting booth was C4.340 where global company Apricus show his new vacuum collector ETC model.

Company are confident in new advantages of this model : one of the best design in the industry, very good protection of anti freezing, good result at hailstone impact, powerful power etc.

In the fair information for visitors was give by Apricus peoples from Germany, Romania, India and China.
Also in the booth was one demo for new Apricus flat collector FPC.

More information's about Apricus products can get on web page.

Frimu Ghinea

Solar Thermal market in 2014

Mr Pedro Dias from ESTIF make public today in hall C4 - Booth 336 the new "Solar Thermal Markets in Europe".

In 2013, the European market contracted again for the newly installed capacity,which totalled 2.14 GWth (approximately 3.05 million m²). This represents a decrease of 11.8% in comparison with 2012. The total installed capacity increased by 1.75 GWth, attaining 30.2 GWth (43.1 mio m²). It shows an increase of 6.2% on the total installed capacity at the end of 2012.

You can read this report on this link

Frimu Ghinea

Intersolar Awards Winners 2014

Intersolar Europe, the world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, pays tribute to the solar industry’s innovative strength for the seventh time. The ten most innovative companies were honored during an official ceremony that took place today at Intersolar Europe’s Innovation Exchange. The Intersolar AWARD was presented to groundbreaking solutions in the categories of Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar Projects in Europe. For the first time, the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD recognizes innovations in battery and energy storage technology.

This year, around 3,500 companies from all international Intersolar exhibitions and the electrical energy storage (ees) exhibition were invited to impress the jury with their innovations. Applicants could only put forward products, projects, services and solutions which were undergoing testing, which were already in use or which showed significant developments to existing technologies at the time of submission. All solar projects had to have been completed within the last two years. The assessment criteria reflected the challenges posed by the market. Experts examined the degree of technological innovation, the benefit for industry, the environment and society, the economic viability of the solution and proof of its innovative quality.

Keeping up with the times – the new electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD
Energy storage is now one of the greatest challenges faced by the energy transition. Hosted by Intersolar Europe, the international electrical energy storage (ees) exhibition provides a platform for the entire value-added chain of battery and energy storage technologies. The exhibition is supplemented by the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD, taking place this year for the first time, which honors outstanding products and solutions in the fields of materials, production, systems technology, applications, second-use concepts and recycling.

Winners in the Photovoltaics category
SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) from Niestetal in the district of Kassel, Germany, presented the SMA Fuel Save Controller, which combines diesel generators and photovoltaic installations to considerably reduce diesel consumption. This enables up to 60% of a generator’s output to be supplemented by photovoltaics. This potential can be boosted further with modular expansion and using batteries. The jury was won over by this product: “The SMA Fuel Save Controller bridges the gap between the two worlds of fossil and renewable energy and opens up new business areas to solar companies,” said the jury of experts.

Steca Elektronik GmbH from Memmingen, Germany, was honored for its Solar MPPT charge controller Steca Tarom MPPT 6000-M. The versatile, compact charge controller supports different types of storage systems, including lithium-ion, lead, nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride batteries. The use of intelligent charge algorithms, battery diagnostics and safety functions, which increase battery life, was praised in particular. What’s more, the controller stands out thanks to its outstanding equipment and high efficiency level. In principle, the input voltage of 200 V enables solar modules to be directly connected. The jury also praised the integrated microSD data logger as well as the two separate entry points with two independent MPP trackers providing more flexibility.

The innovative cooling system of the SOLAR WARE® SAMURAI central inverter makes the product reliable, fail-safe and easy to maintain. Manufacturer TMEIC Corporation from Tokyo, Japan, uses water cooling with heat pipes, which eliminates the need for pumps and only requires a low amount of air. Even if the ventilators fail, the inverter is guaranteed to work at an efficiency rate of up to 50%. The inverters’ high resistance makes them suitable for regions with high solar irradiation and extreme weather, which increases profitability. Last but not least, the jury praised the device for being environmentally friendly, which it achieves thanks to its high efficiency level and by not using coolants – all in all, good reasons for winning the Intersolar AWARD.

Winners in the Solar Projects in Europe category
The forward-thinking combined heat and power supply system is setting a precedent: GOLDBECK Solar GmbH, based in Hirschberg an der Bergstraße, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, was honored for its exemplary heat and supply system in the School & Sports Center Marienheide in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company has implemented a forward-thinking combined power and heat supply system, which combines the technologies of photovoltaic installations and decentralized heat/power-generation units. The system is ideally suited to covering electricity and heat requirements on demand, enabling fluctuating solar energy to be partially balanced out and providing more self-sufficiency with regards to electricity and heat.

IBC Solar AG, located in Bad Staffelstein, Bavaria, Germany, presented its exemplary City solar power plant in Hölzengraben, Kaiserslautern project. Its pioneering approach shows that it is possible to finance ground-mounted installations despite reductions in feed-in tariffs. The ground-mounted PV installation boasts a rated output of 6.4 megawatts (MWp) and is located on the outskirts of Kaiserslautern, Germany, on a former municipal waste landfill right next to an industrial area. Two locally based companies became investors and now use the generated solar power at the low cost of less than 10 euro cents per kilowatt hour. Installing the PV installation has helped to partially finance redevelopment works to the former municipal waste landfill, has considerably eased the burden on the government budget and has increased the attractiveness of the industrial area
LTi REEnergy GmbH from Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, erected a 15 MWp ground-mounted installation on a former gypsum site in Zelzate, Belgium, highlighting the numerous benefits of solar energy. The Terranova - new earth project made the previously polluted area usable and exemplarily got small investors and residents to take part. The installation offers self-sufficiency as well as additional returns on investment, meaning that the investors benefit many times over. In addition, the project is outstanding in terms of technology and design. Residents also appreciate the fact that the installation reduces the level of dust from the landfill – LTi REEnergy’s liquid-cooled inverters are ideally suited to use in conditions with high levels of dust.

Winners of the ees AWARD
Ideal Power Inc, based in Texas, USA, put forward its 30 kW hybrid PV storage converter IHC-30kW-480, which combines PV and battery at a high DC voltage level and stands out with an efficiency level of up to 97%. A further operating voltage of 450 to 1,000 V DC provides an extremely high level of flexibility. Other advantages are the modular set-up as well as the mobile fields of application, particularly in off-grid systems.

International Power Supply from Sofia, Bulgaria, showcased an optimal system for off-grid use in the form of the Exeron MX, which fulfils all requirements surrounding energy management, communication and modularity. Optimized controller designs enable different energy sources to be combined. The jury was won over by the stringent modular design, easy-to-maintain hot plug technology, advanced lead battery management as well as the increased availability thanks to excellent system redundancy.

The ViZn Z20 Energy Storage System by ViZn Energy Systems, Montana, USA, uses a new redox-flow battery technology for commercial applications from 160 kWh. The jury was impressed by the well-designed, ecological prototypes, which mostly avoid the use of dangerous substances in storage systems. New patent applications underpin the system’s innovative strength. The use of cost-efficient raw materials translates to the potential for considerable cost reductions, particularly in comparison with today’s vanadium redox-flow technology – another reason why the product was honored with the ees AWARD.

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RENEXPO® SOUTH-EAST EUROPE the biggest and most important event on renewable energy and energy efficiency in Romania comes back in 2014 with the 7th edition between the 19th - 21st of November at the Palace Hall in Bucharest.

The event created tradition for over 7 years in Romania and offers the best platform for successful business in terms of trade fair, conferences and side events. RENEXPO® SOLAR, RENEXPO® WIND, RENEXPO® HYDROPOWER, RENEXPO® BIO&CO and RENEXPO® ENERGY EFFICIENCY will bring again for three days under the same roof experts and key persons in the sector.

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