December 6 (Renewables Now) - German renewables developer Juwi Group today said it has completed a 9-MW solar park in central Greece for a unit of oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum SA (ATH:ELPE).
The photovoltaic (PV) plant, located near the town of Karditsa, is owned by ATEN, a subsidiary of the oil refiner’s Hellenic Petroleum Renewable Energy Sources. Juwi Hellas was the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and will also take care of the plant’s operational management for two years.
The Karditsa solar farm, which uses 27,000 PV panels, has been generating electricity since the summer and was connected to the power grid in October. Its annual output is estimated at 13,500 MWh and is seen to mitigate around 8,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Juwi noted that it has completed the park using 1,500 volts of voltage, which makes it “particularly interesting for investors, energy companies and universities.” It is also the largest one that the German firm has installed in Greece.
In March, Juwi officially put on stream 8.6 MWp of solar parks in Greece for Hellenic Petroleum Renewable Energy.