The tender for the construction of the first industrious-scale photovoltaic power station 'Masrik 1' in Armenia will be announced in the spring – at the end of March or beginning of April. We will present all technical packages and requirements what criteria the investors shall meet to be able to make use of this program,' Armenia’s Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund Director Tamara Babayan told EcoLur at the Solar Energy Investment Conference held in the frames of 'Energy Week - 2017'. The investment required for the construction of 'Masrik 1' power station will make up around US$ 50 million,' Tamara Babayan said.
According to the estimates, it's possible to produce up to 1800 kWph electricity from one square meter solar panel in 'Masrik' 1 area per year.
'Masrik is merely the only program: we are going to have another five similar programs. In my opinion, this tender is an effective mean to get the lowest possible tariff in the market for Armenia,' said Deputy Minister for Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan.
'The primary interest for the investors is that, first of all, the best areas has been selected in Armenia. All the economic and technical estimates have been carried out, while primary expenses for investors have been reduced most probably,' said Armenia’s Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund Solar Energy Program Coordinator Ruben Gevorgyan.
'We are ready to take part in the tender for the construction of 'Masrik 1' station and are willing to invest US $ 50 million,' 'ACCIONA Energy' Company representative Ashot Araqelyan – Stepanyan told in his interview with EcoLur.
'When the final package for 'Masrik 1' is ready, we will examine all the requirements and will decide whether or not we will take part it,' 'NARI Technology' Chinese Company representative Armen Hambardzumyan said. The main risk is that the solar power in Armenia doesn't exist and the whole mechanism is not developed,' Armen Hambardzumyan noted.
Such foreign companies attended the conference, which dealt with the supply of innovative energetic equipment. One of them is French 'Schneider Electric' corporation. The official representative of the company Avetiq Qalantaryan noted that the company has established its representation in Armenia and intends actively to take part in the construction of infrastructures in energetic field in Armenia supplying its innovative energetic equipment.
16:12 January 26, 2017