SUN DA-I Fest, third edition, brought together enewable energy promoters
21 June 2015
Thousands of Moldovans discovered eco technologies at SUN DA-I Fest – Live Music Festival, powered by solar energy. The event culminates the European Union Sustainable Energy Week and is organised by the EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project, together with the Energy Efficiency Agency and POT Music.
"It is a great pleasure to be here for this 3rd Edition of the Sun Da-I Fest organized with the support of the EU funded Moldova Energy and Biomass Project. This last event of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015 shows not only that sustainable energy is important for us and the planet we live in but also that sustainable energy is fun and that we can all easily take part in this process of changing the way we consume energy”, Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to the Republic Moldova, stated.
SUN DA-I Fest turned the Chisinau Public Garden “Stefan cel Mare si Sfant” into an open-air Exhibition Centre. The visitors familiarised with modern technologies that generate solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal energy. Children and young people impressed with their innovations, aimed to reduce energy consumption.
”Republic of Moldova has a significant potential of using renewables that can enhance the citizens and country’s energy self-sufficiency, so as can advance the country’s economy by creating new businesses, new jobs, and, not less important, will keep healthy environment for future generations”, Victor Osipov, Deputy Prime Minister, said.
The Festival also hosted a craft fair of decorative items, handmade, jewellery. Another attraction for guests were notebooks, pens from recycled cardboard, table clocks powered by hydro or solar energy, solar chargers for mobile phones. Visitors participated in master classes in waste recycling, sewed bags out of advertising banners, reproductions out of cardboard. Ride-lovers made the tour of the public garden using tricycles powered by solar energy instead of traditional fuel.
”I am deeply impressed by all green technologies presented, which already made their way on local markets and are contributing to the advancement of Moldova’s eco-industry. This branch generates not only clean, affordable and reliable energy for everybody but also jobs, competiveness, and perspectives for a better life”, Dafina Gercheva, UNDP Moldova Resident Representative, mentioned.
SUN DA-I Fest culminated with a Live Concert – powered by solar energy – performed by Heymoonshaker (Great Britain), and local bands Alex Calancea & Rupt, AmberTraps, FlashBlood, Miriam, among others.
The event was supported by the British and Czech Republic Embassies to Moldova, Energy Efficiency Fund, Ministry of Environment, Global Environmental Facility, Chisinau City Hall, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, EFES Moldova, SolarTech, YardSale
The Energy and Biomass will last for three-years (2015-2017). The project received a funding of EUR 9.41 million from the European Union and is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
For additional information:
More about the Energy and Biomass Project: www.biomasa.md.
Media contact: Ina Prisacaru-Zglavuta, Communication and Media Specialist, Energy and Biomass project, phone: (+373 69)141006, email@example.com.
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