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Greece: 48 of Thessaloniki’s schools go solar

The Municipality of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece, announced recently that it will install photovoltaic systems on the roofs of a total 50 municipal buildings. 48 of these are public schools.

Solar Cells Hellas reaches 20 MW of installed capacity

Solar Cells Hellas Group, the biggest PV producer in Greece, connected to the grid in January three new photovoltaic parks of a 3.19 MW total installed capacity.

Greece reveals 724.162 MW of licensed “Fast Track” PV projects

Notis Mitarakis, the Greek Deputy Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks has revealed a list of five photovoltaic projects that have been granted “fast track” status by the state. Once completed, these projects will have a total capacity of 724.162 MW.

Portuguese PV grows steadily

A report published by the Portuguese energy regulator, the DGGE (Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia), on Thursday January 10, says cumulative solar power capacity in Portugal at the end of October 2012 reached 193.3 MW.

Mitsubishi acquires 55 MW of a French Photovoltaic Park

Japanese corporation Mitsubishi announced it has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Toul–Rosières solar power plant tranche 1 (55MW), from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN).

Italian grid operator announces a 2012 boom in photovoltaic production

TERNA, the Italian grid operator for electricity transmission, announced today that photovoltaic power production in 2012 provided 5.6% of the total electricity demand.

Greek PV Association to oppose government levy on parks??

The Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers (SPEF) has filed a formal complaint at the European Commission with regards to the special levy the Greek Government has imposed on photovoltaic parks.

10 MW installation in Cyprus buffer zone

The University of Cyprus has secured United Nations (UN) permission to build a 10 MW PV park within the UN buffer zone.

Cyprus: Energy regulator issues 18 licenses for PV parks

The Cypriot Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) announced on Friday 14 December the results of its recent application call for photovoltaic projects ranging from 20 KW to 150 KW. Overall, 18 applications were approved corresponding to a total capacity of 1.7 MW of solar power.

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