PV manufacturer Conergy has announced the installation of a 500kW solar plant in Molai, in the province of Laconia in southern Greece.
Located a few kilometres south of Sparta on the Peloponnese peninsula, the solar plant will be built on a 20,000 square metre site for an unnamed local customer and private investor.
This project represents the fifth installation for Conergy in Greece since the beginning of the year.
Conergy is acting as the main contractor by designing the layout of the plant and providing engineering services for the construction phase.
The company supplied over 2,000 Conergy PowerPlus modules on Conergy SolarLinea mounting systems.
It is estimated to generate a 659,000kWh of clean energy annually.
When the solar plant completes, it will be connected to the local grid through the use of 30 Conergy IPG 15T inverters.
When connected the solar park will produce enough electricity to power 187 houses, covering around one-fifth of the population of Molai.
The project will be environmentally beneficial for the area as an annual reduction of 336 tonnes of CO2 is expected.
Stefanos Melissopoulos, Conergy’s Manager Director in Greece said: “It is the fifth solar installation so far this year – a huge achievement for us here in Greece, particularly in view of the country's current economic difficulties.”
A spokeswoman for the investor said: “Greece enjoys a huge amount of sunshine – so it makes sense to invest in solar. When we are looking for partners we always focus on quality, so Conergy was the obvious choice. We really feel we can rely on them because of their many years of experience in the sector”.