Lightsource bp secures €315 million to build 560MWp project in Greece

Utility-scale solar PV plant showing modules up far away
The Enipeas solar project will connect the grid in Greece in 2026. Image: Lightsource bp.

Solar developer Lightsource bp has secured €315.34 million (US$337.5 million) for a 560MWp solar PV project in Greece. 

Located in Larissa and Fthiotida, the Enipeas solar project will consist of two different sub-areas, including a 400MWp southern cluster and a 160MWp northern cluster with about 970,000 modules installed. 

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The project will connect to the grid in 2026. In the first year of operation, the project will generate 0.90TWh of power. 

Additionally, the project will require a total investment of €395.15 million, which falls under the Green Transition pillar of the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF). The financing of the project includes the granting of a long-term loan of €315.34 million, consisting of borrowed funds amounting to €170 million from RRF resources and financing of €145.34 million by Eurobank.

The remaining 20% of the investment, totalling €79.82 million, will be covered by Lightsource bp’s own funds.

Lightsource bp entered the Greek market in 2020 and has since developed a more than 1GW of portfolio of solar and energy storage projects. 

On that note, the European Commission approved a €1 billion Greek state aid measure to support two solar-plus-storage projects earlier this month. 

Consisting of two solar PV projects co-located with storage, the first one is the Faethon Project, comprising two solar plants of 252MW of capacity each and will be integrated with molten-salt thermal storage units, along with an extra-high voltage substation. The other project, the Seli Project, will have 309MW of solar PV capacity and an integrated lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).

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