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News article6 March 2023Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations1 min read

Statement by President von der Leyen on donations of solar panels to Ukraine


Russia is targeting Ukraine's energy infrastructure with deliberate strikes.

We are working with Ukraine to restore electricity supplies.

By repairing and restoring the damaged infrastructure.

And by deploying renewable energy.

One month ago, I announced an initiative to deliver solar panels to Ukraine.

Now, I can announce that a first batch of solar panels will be delivered to Ukraine soon.

ENEL is donating 5 700 solar panels for Ukraine.

Solar panels produced in Europe, in Catania, with the support of the European Innovation Fund.

These panels can cover more than 11,000 square meters of roofs of public buildings.

They will provide electricity to schools, hospitals, fire departments.

I am convinced that other European companies as well as Member States will be inspired by this first step.

So that Ukraine can rely on clean electricity, produced at home.

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