Greece

Greece aims to install 5 GW of PV by 2030

Greece has published a document that lays a path for national energy and climate policy over the next decade, while outlining plans to facilitate significant PV development through 2030.

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Chinese trade visit presages big investment in Greece’s energy infrastructure

Beijing already owns 24% of Greece’s electricity transmission system operator and has pledged to back a new Greece-EU funded interconnector to Crete which is set to open up more possibilities for solar on the island. The arrival of two of China’s biggest lenders also offers the prospect of new investment in renewables.

European coal fleet will run at a loss of €6.57bn this year

Economic thinktank Carbon Tracker used financial modeling to determine the profitability of every coal power plant in the EU. On average, 79% of the facilities run at a loss, with Germany, Spain and Czechia among the states particularly exposed to the consequences – for coal investors and the public.

Greece and Hungary pledge to phase out coal

Athens-based policy group The Green Tank labelled Greece’s decision “historic” while Europe Beyond Coal, an alliance of civil society groups working to make Europe coal free by 2030 said Hungary should target a more ambitious 2025 phase-out.

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Greece to tender 287 MW of new solar capacity in December

The nation’s energy regulator today announced separate tenders for solar and wind generation capacity will be held on December 12.

Greek-German governments agree on 10-year green investment plan

Greece’s prime minister visited the German chancellor yesterday in Berlin and reached an agreement to set up an investment strategy that encompasses renewable energy.

Greek utility’s new CEO is a solar man

The new government has announced state utility the Public Power Corporation will have a CEO whose professional background lies mostly in renewable energy, including solar. Prepare yourself for anything but stasis from Stassis.

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Greece returns to growth

After a few years of stagnation, Greece’s PV industry is back with a plan to tender 430 MW in 2019 and to develop hybrid PV and wind projects.

PV license fever in Greece continues

Applications to generate electricity from solar plants continue to surge, reflecting the sector’s revival in the country.

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There may be a sunny outlook for Greece

The nation elected a new government yesterday, awarding a clear majority to the pro-EU New Democracy party. What could that mean for Greece’s solar sector?

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