Greece

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.

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?

Greek tender awards 143 MW of PV at €0.06195/kWh

Greece’s fourth tender exercise for renewables this year took place on Monday and allocated solar and wind power projects in separate sections of the procurement round.

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Europe’s 2050 carbon neutrality plans back on the agenda

Reports about a leaked document suggest that Germany, Italy, Greece and Slovakia have joined a group of EU member states that support a carbon neutrality bill. Germany refused to support such plans in March, but with political support for the German Green Party skyrocketing, Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to revise her government’s position. With Germany now on the ticket, a plan could be finalized at some point this year.

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More than 6 GW worth of new PV seeking generation licenses in Greece

The country’s PV market has heated up, a fact reflected by the number of applications submitted to the energy regulator seeking a license to generate electricity.

Are Greece’s solar tenders ill-designed?

Greece has run solar tenders on three different occasions in the past year, awarding a total of 546 MW of new PV capacity. In all three instances, Greek consumers were manipulated and the country’s institutions did little to protect them.

Greece plans to tender extra 300 MW of solar in July

The energy ministry has published a plan for renewables auctions for this year and next. Under the program, Greece’s energy regulator has announced the next PV tender will take place in the summer.

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PV hits lowest tariff in Greece’s first solar-wind tender: €0.053

Solar power has broken two records. It offered the lowest tariff in Greece’s first joint PV-wind tender – a payment level that is also the lowest ever awarded a Greek PV project.

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