In 2006, the Greek government passed the Renewable Energy Law to pay 50 Euro cents per kilowatt-hour for photovoltaic installations with peak power of 100kW and below. The Greek government expects to increase the installed photovoltaic capacity to 840MW by 2020. Among them, 640MW is on the mainland and 200MW is on the islands.
The German SOLON company announced its entry into the Greek solar market in late April 2008, and signed a contract with Hypervolt Renewable Energy Company to provide solar photovoltaic modules and build a total of 10MW solar photovoltaic power generation facilities from 2008 to 2009.
The largest solar photovoltaic facility in Greece built by Phoenix Solar in Pontoirak1ia near Thessaloniki, Greece, was connected to the grid on July 25, 2008. The facility has a power generation capacity of 944kW.
Proinso announced on March 4, 2010 that it has contracted for multiple photovoltaic power plants in Greece with a total installation capacity of more than 3.2MW. Proinso is subordinate to the OPDE Group, and has signed a contract with Adiva Hel1as for nine photovoltaic farms on the island of Crete, including the supply of 900kW SMA modules and inverters. Proinso has also signed several contracts to supply 139 dual-axis Mecaso1ar trackers. The trackers will be manufactured by the company’s Thessaloniki plant and used in the Greek 80kW photovoltaic facility. The Greek solar market is expected to reach 45MW in 2010, of which Proinso will account for 15% of the total supply.
One of the world’s largest outdoor integrated photovoltaic systems was put into use in Wankdorf Bern, Switzerland in mid-August 2007. After the addition of 2,808 solar modules, the open-air integrated photovoltaic system now has 7,930 solar modules. These modules are provided by Japanese technology company Kyocera (Kyocera), resulting in a total power output of 1,346,774kW. The expanded system generates 1134045kW·h of electricity annually, which is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 630t per year. The annual electricity generated by the solar system can be used for the electricity consumption of 350 local households with 4 persons.
The Swedish PV Enterprise Company and Taiwanese battery manufacturer Gin tech signed a contract in mid-September 2007. By 2010, Gin tech will supply 114MW solar cells. The contract value is US$325 million.
United Solar Energy signed a multi-year supply contract with Belgian Enfinity Management BVBA in mid-October 2007 to supply 21.15MW UNI-SOLAR thin-film photovoltaic panels. According to this contract, United Solar will supply 1.15MW thin-film photovoltaic panels in 2007 and 10MW thin-film photovoltaic panels each year in 2008 and 2009. Enfinity manages BVBA to apply UNI-SOLAR thin-film photovoltaic panel products to rooftop photovoltaic installations in Europe. Enfinity manages the BVBA company headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. It has invested in photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of more than 30MW, and will realize hundreds of MW of photovoltaic power generation by 2010.
In mid-June 2008, Belgian Enfinity announced the signing of a contract with Sun Power to build a solar photovoltaic power generation project with a total capacity of 25MW.
Trina Solar announced in late December 2009, the construction of 40MW Europe’s largest rooftop solar PV system. The rooftop solar PV system was built for a global logistics service provider and was built in Antwerp, Belgium. The facility is provided by Trina Solar with solar modules and an investment of USD 16.6 billion. The facility can reduce CO21700t annually and provide electricity for 14,000 households.
Sun Power, Ra Cell Solar and Danfoss Solar Inverter Company cooperated and announced in late October 2007 that a 125kW solar power generation system will be built on the top of the Danish National Radio Communication Company in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is Scandinavian The largest solar facility in Asia. This unique facility was designed by Dissing+Weit1ing Architects and solar panel manufacturer and system integrator RA cell Taiyin Energy. Sun Power’s A300 high-efficiency solar cells are applied to solar panels, covering 1200m2
Building roof. Danfoss Solar Inverter Company provided 24 inverters for the project. The solar power generation system supplies power to ground water pumps for building air conditioning and technical equipment located in the TV production room. By combining fresh air, ground water and solar energy, 2/3 of the energy required for air conditioning is generated by renewable energy, which is equivalent to Reduce CO2 emissions by 40t annually. The combination of Sun Power’s high-efficiency solar cells and Danfoss high-efficiency solar inverters can generate solar power to the maximum.
Opel International announced in mid-January 2007 that it had signed a contract with Energy21 to install Opel International’s CPV solar panels in the Czech Republic of Central Europe. According to this contract, Energy 21 installed larger solar systems in phases. This is the first large-scale solar farm installed in the Czech Republic from 2008 to 2009. Energy 21 and Opel evaluated Energy21’s demand for photovoltaic systems, and believed that Opel’s Mk-I CPV is the best alternative for efficient and economical use in the Czech market. The system also uses FEiNA’s solar tracker.
According to the Czech Nobility Solar company, by the end of 2010, the company’s photovoltaic project capacity will more than double, and 40MW photovoltaic power generation facilities have been built, which will be fully operational by 2010. The company built photovoltaic power generation facilities with a total capacity of 18MW in 2008.
Photon Energy announced at the end of December 2009 that four photovoltaic power generation facilities will be built in the Czech Republic and they will be connected to the grid. The total installed capacity of the photovoltaic power generation system is 2.66MW. The project includes three public-scale solar power generation facilities and a rooftop photovoltaic facility.
The Czech power company CEZ announced in mid-January 2010 that it will build a 30MW solar power station. This will be the largest solar power station in the Czech Republic. This project is the company’s 30 billion Czech crowns (about 1.695 million US dollars) investment by 2020 to develop renewables Part of the energy plan. This solar power station is close to Xieweiting and is expected to be completed in early 2011. It covers an area of nearly 60hm2, equivalent to the size of 80 football fields. Based on its installed capacity, this solar power station will replace the 13.6MW Stibro solar power station owned by S.A.G.Solstrom and become the largest solar power station in the Czech Republic.
Linde Nippon Acid Cable (LNS) announced in mid-December 2007 that it will assist Austria in the construction of the country’s first solar cell production plant. The agreement between LNS and Austria’s Blue Chip Energy Company (Blue Chip) provides for the production of solar cells. All the special gases needed. LNS is a joint venture between Linde Corporation and Japan Sun Acid Corporation. The solar cell production plant was fully put into operation in the second quarter of 2008, with an annual production of 8×105 m2 solar cells, which can provide electricity to 16,000 households.
Balmoral Investment Holding Company is an integrated solar power generation device development company. The company signed a 25-year contract with Apex Solar on July 29, 2009 to build 18 solar photovoltaic power generation facilities in Bulgaria.
These solar photovoltaic power generation facilities are currently in the development stage, and the delivery of photovoltaic panels began in early 2010. The scale of these facilities is 1~5MW, with a total capacity of 144MW.
The design of each facility was completed by Apex Solar, which built 130 to 144 PV facilities in Bulgaria and entered other European markets in 2011.
Poland announced on November 4, 2009 that it would invest 40 million pol in Wierzchos1awice County, Matopolskn Province to build a 1.8MW solar power station to meet the electricity consumption of 1,700 households. The entire plan will use about 8,000 photovoltaic modules.