Last month – July 26th, SunCarrier Services Hellas S.A., a subsidiary of The meeco Group, connected its first rooftop installation in the municipality of Aspropyrgos, Attica (Greece). Situated in the suburbs of Athens, just 20 km Northwest of the capitals’ city center, the location offers one of the best solar irradiation conditions in southern Europe.
This 63kW solar photovoltaic installation is now operational and connected to the grid and uses Suntech STP 285Wp polycrystalline modules in association with SMA Tripower 15000TL inverters. Despite its East-West roof orientation, the installation is expected to generate at least 75,000 kWh per year, which amounts to yearly savings of approximately 48 tons in CO2 emissions. This rooftop integrated solar installation which is connected to the national electricity grid, benefits from a Feed-in Tariff of € 44.1 cents per kWh. This tariff is part of a 20-year policy that not only creates jobs in the installation phase but also during the entire lifetime of the system.
As the EPC contractor of the project, SunCarrier Services Hellas S.A. decided to work with reliable local partners such as Entec for the installation, Alumil for the supply of the mounting systems, Biosar Energy which supplied the rest of the necessary equipment and Thricon Energy in charge of completing the final stage of the license development. “We are extremely glad to have delivered this 63 kW installation on time in such troubled economic times for the country” reflects George Kitoudis, Technical & Operations Manager for The meeco Group in Greece. “Our client, Peppas Isidoros, is very happy to have worked with locals and for locals, contributing to a brighter and cleaner Greek and European future” adds Kitoudis.
Besides Aspropyrgos and the already existing SunCarrier tracking systems installed in partnership with the German company a+f GmbH (a member of the Gildemeister Group) across Greece, The meeco Group is expecting to connect another ground-mounted project around mid-August, this time in the municipality of Fres, Chania, Crete.
Below are some pictures from the recently connected rooftop installation.