Friday, July 25, 2008

Solar: Largest PV Plant in Greece Grid Connected

Thank goodness. I have been reassured that my cut and paste Greek in "Solar: Arrivaderci Roma, γεία σου* Thessaloniki!" was not a curse on a Greek grandmother, or something.
From Renewable Energy World:

This week the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Greece, which was built by Phoenix Solar AG, was connected to the grid in Pontoiraklia, near Thessaloniki. Phoenix Solar was responsible for planning and construction of the plant as general contractor. Sunergy A.E. is the owner of the 944-kilowatt capacity power plant.

The project is part of a major push by solar companies into the Greek market, which is the result a recently launched renewable energy incentive program in the country. In 2006, the country’s Parliament passed comprehensive Renewable Energy Sources legislation which provides grants, favorable tax treatment, and a €0.40-0.50 [US $0.62-0.78] feed-in tariff as incentives for setting up business or installing solar-PV systems....MORE