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Chinese PV firm in 39MW tech deal to develop solar energy in Romania

Suntech’s solar panels will power four Romanian photovoltaic projects

Chinese solar panels will be used to build four photovoltaic projects in Romania

Nearly 40MW of Chinese PV technology is being used to construct solar energy projects in Romania. Chinese firm Suntech Power Holdings, the world's largest producer of solar panels, and Portugal’s energy firm EDP Renovaveis have signed a contract for Suntech to supply 39MW of polycrystalline solar panels to the European country.

The Suntech solar panels will power four photovoltaic projects under construction in Romania, which will be connected to the grid by early 2013.

The Chinese firm is pleased to be involved in the projects.

Vedat Gurgeli, managing director of Suntech Europe, said: "We are pleased to cooperate with one of the most prominent players in the Spanish and Portuguese energy market, and a leader in the renewable energy sector. EDP shares our vision to drive the adoption of renewable energy through the provision of high-quality, affordable solar products."

Alejandro Moreno, Suntech's country head for Spain and Portugal, added: "It's exciting and motivating to see companies like EDP Renovaveis focused on growing their portfolio of solar installations around the world.”