Several smart solutions for a greener city have been put into operation in schools and kindergartens in Cantemir. The achievements were possible due to a project implemented in during 2020-2021 by the Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, in partnership with Cantemir City Hall and funded with the support of The Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility - UNDP.
Thus, the “Dimitrie Cantemir” high school, the “Mihai Eminescu” secondary school, and the kindergartens no. 1 and 2 were equipped with photovoltaic panels. This mechanism allows to obtain significant savings, by compensating the electricity consumption from 20% to 80%, depending on the building. Only in the first days of operation, the micro-power stations produced over 600 kWh, and along the way registered small records – at times production overlapping consumption. Solar collectors have also been installed, which heat the water, with considerable savings for the institutions' budget.
At the same time, public institutions have an efficient system for monitoring energy consumption and operating parameters of energy efficiency equipment.
Students from Cantemir, starting with last year, are studying a new discipline - Energy Management. Educational institutions were equipped with specialized kits of professional measuring instruments, assembled by projects’ experts. With these instruments, students could measure the amount of energy consumed by a specific appliance, air humidity in a room, wind speed or air movement inside the building, quality of lighting etc.
In the center of the city, an Energy Tree" was planted", a demonstrative installation that produces green energy from sunlight and wind power.