As part of the EU Energy Days in Armenia, two solar panels were installed in different bus stations of capital Yerevan to enable passengers and passers-by to charge mobile phones and other electronic devices. EU Ambassador Piotr Switalski, who was one of the first consumers to use the panel in central Moskovyan Street, expressed his content with the initiative on Friday, describing the modernized stop as an “EU solar stop”.
Speaking at a news conference, the ambassador called for active efforts towards boosting solar power production in Armenia to use the sun-rich country’s natural resource for energy saving purposes. The other panel is in Baghramyan Avenue.
The intended timeframe for exploiting them in stops is one year, after which they will be handed over to institutions needing the resource, the ambassador said. He also stressed the importance of active investments in the sector as an important effort towards reducing the prices and making the country more energy-independent.