Greece

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?

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.

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