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Greek manufacturer to open organic solar cell factory

Organic Electronics Technologies (OET) has announced the start of a European-funded project that will develop and build an automated manufacturing production line for integrated printed organic photovoltaics in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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RWE, Greek utility build 210 MW of solar at former lignite mine

Germany’s RWE and Greece’s PPC electric utilities have signed today an agreement to start in spring the construction of 210 MW of new solar pv capacity at a former lignite mine in northern Greece. This is the first stage for the implementation of a 2 GW solar pipeline in the country that the two companies have been partnering on since 2019.

Greek utility reaches financial close on 230 MW of solar at former coal mine

Greece’s Public Power Corp. (PPC) has secured €102.4 million ($111 million) of financing, with at least €28.5 million coming from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The funds will support the construction of 230 MW of PV capacity in Ptolemaida, which is Greece’s coal mining region.

Finance floods in as global investors expand Australian solar portfolios

Australia’s bounteous land and sun, combined with its new energy-transition-focused government, make it attractive for international renewables investors. Two such players are Greek industrial conglomerate Mytilineos and Philippines-based energy company ACEN Corp., both of which have recently announced further large-scale investment to expand their Australian solar portfolios.

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Weekend read: Is EU doing enough?

The European Union has set ambitious targets for solar PV expansion but is Brussels designing the right policies to support growth? Andreas Walstad investigates.

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‘Smart islands’ in Greece

Amazon Web Services has inaugurated a pilot project to turn the Greek island of Naxos into a “smart island.” A number of other companies, including Volkswagen, are also running smart island pilots in the Aegean Sea.

Subsea cable to bring wind, solar power from Egypt to Europe

Copelouzos Group plans to lay a submarine cable to link 9.5 GW of wind and solar power in Egypt to Greece’s Attica region. The project was recently included in the Entso-E 10-year development plan.

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Greece approves large scale solar-battery-hydrogen project 

An Inter-ministerial committee of the Greek government last week labeled a photovoltaic project, combining lithium batteries and an electrolyzer, a strategic investment meaning it can take advantage of fast licensing processes.  

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Greece’s renewables tender awards 372 MW of PV at average of €47.98/MWh

Greece awarded 538.4 MW of capacity in its most recent renewables tender last week. This is almost half of the 1 GW renewables capacity that the country planned to award in the auction round.

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Solar, geothermal heat pumps for heating, cooling demand in office buildings

Photovoltaic-thermal panels and geothermal heat pumps could mostly cover the heating and cooling demand of office buildings, according to new research from Greece.

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