Crete: Conergy Greece completes construction on nine solar parks


The company said more than 2,500 modules have been installed on mounting systems. A total of 90 inverters feed power into the island’s public grid. This, it explained, should save more than 1,150 tons of carbon dioxide per year, which corresponds to the annual absorption of nearly 550 trees.

The planning, designing and engineering process as well as the construction works in the remote locations were an interesting challenge to meet for the Conergy team and their partners, said the company.

Project manager Themis Lagorkopoulos commented: “Despite the obstacles that we faced in terms of the extremely rocky grounds and the big slopes of the fields, we managed to develop customer-fit solutions for every single installation. Some parks are equipped with Solarlinea mounting systems. At others, where it was impossible to ram the posts, we designed with Solargigant ground-mounted systems. This is where we benefit from our long-lasting knowledge at Conergy in the designing, engineering and installation of solar parks.”

The parks have been sold to different investors. Two out of the nine parks have been commissioned to the local investor Ioannis Stefanakis.

“The parks may be not the biggest of the world – however, they are small but mighty”, says Conergy Greece chief Dieter Schmitt. “The sun shine hours on the island are impressive. Due to the excellent conditions, we experience a great demand for our Conergy system technology also on the Greek islands. Our modules feature quality ‘Made in Germany’ – this is an important factor for our investors since they can be sure to benefit from the high yields for the entire lifetime of the installation.”