Thus, at the Briceni meteorological station, there are currently an average of 5 days less than in the period 1961-1990, and the one in Cahul – with 8 days. During the cold period of this year, the difference is 5 in Briceni and 6 days in Cahul.
According to the authors of the study, the amplification of climate change with the 80s of the last century is expressed by increasing the amount of direct solar radiation and, accompanied by global increase in sunlight duration, increasing the duration of sunlight in a sunny day and decreasing the number of days without sun. . .
They also claim that these trends favor the contemporary helioenergetic potential of the Republic of Moldova.
Thus, the increase in energy demand and efforts to combat climate change require a significant increase in the production of low-carbon electricity, ie from renewable sources, and solar radiation is one of the main sources of energy, the use of which is not associated. . with a negative impact on the environment.
We mention that in the Republic of Moldova the production of electricity based on solar radiation is still poorly developed. Thus, photovoltaic installations in Moldova produce only 7.5 million kWh of energy per year, which is less than a percentage of all energy produced in the Republic of Moldova (excluding the Transnistrian region).
By 2022, the volume of energy produced from renewable sources (excluding the Costești Hydroelectric Power Plant) is estimated at 63 million kWh, which is about 7% of Moldova’s domestic production (excluding the Transnistrian region).