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juwi commissions largest bi-facial solar power plant of Europe
© juwiWörrstadt, Athens (renewablepress) - In the Greek city of Kozani, juwi made an important contribution to the transformation of energy production in south-east Europe by handing over a utility-scale solar power plant to the Greek energy supplier HELPE. By integrating renewable energies into the existing power infrastructure, dependency on fossil fuels, electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions will be massively reduced. With a capacity of 204 megawatts, Kozani is the largest PV power plant in Europe using bi-facial solar modules. It is located approximately 500 kilometres north of Athens.
juwi Hellas S.A., the Greek subsidiary of the German project developer for renewable energies juwi, has handed over this outstanding power plant to the Greek energy supplier HELPE. The plant was constructed in just 18 months, in very complex terrain conditions and amidst obstacles due to Covid constrains. Service and maintenance for the new plant will be delivered by juwi’s O&M experts on behalf of the owner. As project developer and EPC partner, juwi was responsible for the development, planning, component procurement and implementation of the highly sophisticated solar components.
The power plant is located outside of Kozani, the capital of the northern Greek region of Western Macedonia, in a hilly area with a construction site area of 4.500 acres. The Kozani project consists of 18 project sites adding up to 204MW module capacity in total. JinkoSolar has delivered more than 500.000 bifacial modules to the project. The Kozani project will be delivering 320 million kilowatt-hours per annum, supplying electricity to more than 75.000 Greek households and avoiding 300.00 MT of CO2 emissions.
Takis Sarris, Managing Director of juwi Hellas S.A. says: “Famous engineer Charles Kettering once said, “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation”. Project Kozani is the highest achievement in the Greek renewable space and the lighthouse which signals the beginning of the De-lignitisation era in Western Macedonia. It was a long and difficult journey amidst two years of Covid lockdowns, but we are very proud to have managed to deliver an outstanding project to our partner HELPE. We hope this project will inspire others to dream more and do more. We are certainly going to do more as we further develop our 600MW pipeline in Greece”.
Stephan Hansen, Board Member of the juwi group and responsible for international activities, added: “A project like Kozani demonstrates that renewables are not only clean and cost effective but at the same time contribute to our energy independence. I‘m very proud of the achievement of the juwi team and want to thank all our partners for their contribution.”
About the juwi group:
The juwi group is one of the leading specialists for renewable energies. The German renewable energy pioneer has been offering complete project development as well as other services relating to the planning, construction and operation of renewable energy systems for 25 years. The juwi group's business areas include projects with wind and solar energy as well as hybrid systems with storage systems for industrial applications.
Juwi was founded in 1996 in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The headquarters are now based in Wörrstadt near Mainz. juwi has been part of Mannheim-based MVV Energie AG, one of the largest municipal energy providers in Germany, since the end of 2014. The juwi group employs more than 1,000 people worldwide and has projects on every continent. There are subsidiaries in: Germany, Italy, Greece, South Africa, the USA, Japan, Australia, India as well as the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
To date, juwi has implemented more than 1,000 wind energy systems with an output of more than 2,400 megawatts at around 180 locations worldwide; in the solar segment there are around 1,800 PV systems with a total output of more than 3,200 megawatts. Together, these energy systems generate around nine billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year; In purely mathematical terms, this corresponds to the annual requirements of around three million households in Germany. For the implementation of the energy projects, juwi has initiated an investment volume of almost ten billion euros over the past 25 years.
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juwi is one of the world’s leading companies in the area of renewable energy with a strong regional presence. The company offers project development and EPC services as well as products and solutions for the energy turnaround. Company activities are mainly projects with solar and wind.
The juwi group was established in 1996 in Rhineland-Palatinate. Since the end of 2014, Mannheim based utility MVV Energie AG has been co-owner and partner of the juwi-group. juwi has about 1,000 employees worldwide, branches on all continents and is actively engaged in various projects all over the globe. Working together with passion to implement renewable energy economically and reliably is what drives us.
So far, juwi has realized around 840 wind turbines with a total capacity of approx. 1,800 megawatts at more than 100 sites. In the solar segment, more than 1,500 projects with a total capacity of around 1,400 megawatts have been designed and constructed. Combined, these energy systems produce around six billion kilowatt hours of clean energy per year, equalling the annual demand of around 1.5 million German households. Within the past 18 years, juwi has initiated an investment volume of around six billion euros to realize these projects.
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