First Concert powered by Solar Energy was organised in Chisinau

29 Apr 2013

The First Concert powered by Solar Energy in the Republic of Moldova ”Sun Da-i Fest” took place in Chisinau on Sunday, 28 April 2013.

Hundreds of people spent the afternoon in the rhythms of music powered by solar energy. The Bands FurioSnails, Whinona Ryderz, Paralela 47, DJ Dawee (SWS, Berlin), Dandies, Laura Bodorin and the Girls’ Fanfare from Holercani charmed the audience with their energising songs.

“Pure Energy! This is what we have at “Sun Da-i Fest”! Clean and affordable energy for everybody: this is one of the UNDP mandates around the world. The sun, wind, water and biomass are reliable sources of energy that help us maintain our planet clean. They provide us with energy produced in our own country. This means new jobs, new businesses created and investments made in Moldova for the future development of Moldova”, declared Nicola Harrington-Buhay, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova.

“Sun Da-I Fest” was an open-air event, which hosted exhibitions of renewable energy-based technologies, photo exhibitions with success stories on renewable energy use in the Republic of Moldova, as well as symbol-photos promoting the reduction of dioxide carbon emissions.

“The European Union supports the Republic of Moldova in its endeavours to increase the use of renewable energy. We would like more people to become supporters and users of renewable energy. I am pretty sure this Rock Concert will increase the number of eco-energy supporters in the Republic of Moldova”, said Kaido Sirel, Head of Operations of the European Union Delegation in Moldova.

“Sun Da-I Fest” is a joint initiative of FurioSnails Band and the EU-UNDP Project “Moldova Energy and Biomass”, through which we envisaged to promote renewable energy and show that people can have energy from mother-nature sources.

“This year edition is the start up. In 2014 we would like to organise a larger-scale concert powered by renewable energy. We intend to promote alternative energy resources. Our desire is that the Republic of Moldova decreases its dependence on foreign energy resource suppliers, and starts producing its own energy out of solar, wind, water and biomass resources” said Lilian Severin, FurioSnails soloist.

The photovoltaic panels, which captured solar radiation and transformed it into electricity, were provided, free-of-charge, for the Concert by the French Company SolarTech. “Sun Da-I Fest” was organised by Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, Moldcell Company and FurioSnails Band.

Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is a four-year project implemented during 2011-2014. The Project total budget amounts to 14.56 Million EUR, provided by the European Union (14 million EUR) and UNDP Moldova (560,000 EUR).

Contact Information

Ina Prisăcaru-Zglavuţă, Communication and Media Officer, Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, ina.zglavuta@undp.org, tel. (+373 22) 839 985