Automobile Dacia will install solar panels at its Mioveni plant in order to cut back its consumption of conventional energy, with the first units set to be installed approximately two years from now, Renault Services Roumanie CEO Bernard Sonilhac stated yesterday, Mediafax informs. He pointed out that the details of this project will be established soon and the project will be presented to authorities in order to obtain subsidies. Sonilhac pointed out that the solar panels system will significantly lower energy costs. The Renault Services Roumanie representative added that by the end of 2015 the plant will invest approximately EUR 6 M in environment programmes. The auto manufacturer announced last week that it has invested EUR 22 M in energy projects in the last 10 years, its energy consumption dropping by 74 per cent. Last year Automobile Dacia sold 348,723 units in Romania and abroad, 12 per cent more than it did in 2009. Of those, 311,000 were exports, the main export markets being France, Germany, Italy and Spain.