January 20, 2023: A Tesla group company is to design and build rooftop solar installations in Romania on buildings for industrial properties developer Element Industrial using inverter technology from SolarEdge, the companies announced on January 19.
Tesla 50Hz said the first stage of the project, which will run for the next three to five years, will cover 250,000m2 of industrial parks, with a total installation of 40MW of industrial-scale photovoltaics.
With each PV installation providing independent onsite energy generation for Element industrial parks, the company will benefit from increased grid independence and power quality — and reduce electricity costs for Element’s park tenants, the partners said.
The installations will be supported by T50Hz’s sister company, Tesla Blue Planet.
“This partnership reflects our strategy to develop a sustainable portfolio that will allow our tenants to cover at least 30% of their consumption from green energy,” said Element MD Andrei Jerca.
Jerca said all installations will be equipped with SolarEdge’s DC-optimized technology that connect to each power of the solar modules.
Last May, Israeli-based SolarEdge announced the opening of a 2GWh battery cells manufacturing plant in South Korea to meet growing demand for battery storage.
SolarEdge said it would be producing cells at the Sella 2 facility with its lithium ion batteries subsidiary Kokam.