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Greece, Cyprus and Israel take a further step to link their grids

The three Mediterranean countries of Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed this week an agreement to develop a subsea cable that links their electricity grids. Upon completion, the so-called EuroAsia Interconnector will be the world’s longest subsea power cable and could boost solar PV development in all three countries substantially.

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Cyprus seeks land for solar parks

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus has issued a public call to select landowners to lease space for the development of large-scale solar projects.

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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.

Cyprus set to install its first battery storage and blockchain systems

The University of Cyprus announced plans a few years ago to build a solar PV farm in the United Nations buffer zone in the capital city of Nicosia. The project is finally coming to fruition, but with two additional elements: battery storage and testing for a blockchain system.

Cyprus sees share of large-scale solar rise

A 1.5 MW project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was commissioned in Nisou. The plant is one of five MW-sized solar projects supported by EBRD in Cyprus.

Cyprus to expand PV via net metering

The Mediterranean country is launching a second net metering program after a strong response to a similiar initiative last year. Despite broad support for renewable energy, the nation’s limited grid remains a problem for future expansion of renewables.

Cyprus issues licenses for 23 PV parks

The Cypriot Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism has announced the results of its online tender with regards to the licensing of photovoltaic parks in the Republic of Cyprus.

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