Greece: Two solar parks in Kozani to be built, SEE Energy News
The two plants are a part of a broader project, which envisages solar installations with combined capacity of 230 MW. PPC Renewables, a renewable energy arm of Greek state-controlled Public Power Corporation (PPC), has decided to award two contracts for the construction of 15 MW solar power plants in Kozani in northwestern Greece to METKA, a part of Mytilineos Group, and Terna.
The two solar power plants will be built on the site of depleted lignite mines of the parent company and their construction should start this summer.
The solar power plant to be built by METKA will be equipped with its own substation and stationary mounts holding solar panels in a fixed position, with estimated costs of just under 10 million euros. The other solar project, which will be developed by Terna, will also be equipped with its own substation but, instead of fixed-position panels, will feature solar trackers, orienting panels toward the sun. The project’s cost is around 11.5 million euros.
The tender for the remaining 200 MW solar capacity in Kozani project is still in progress, with the deadline for the submission of bids on 11 June.