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Large solar plus storage project proposed in Cyprus

March 15, 2023

Energy Storage News:

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been submitted for a renewable energy project combining solar PV and energy storage on the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus.

The project would combine 72MW of solar PV with a 41MW/82MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS), making it the largest to-date of either technology type. It would be located in the Akaki area of the Nicosia province.

Companies AGM Solar power Limited and AGM Lightpower Limited submitted the EIA with the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment last month, and the consultation runs until 2 April in a few weeks’ time.

According to the EIA, the companies expect construction to start in 2025 and for the project to be online by 2028.

Cyprus is aiming for a renewable energy generation mix of 23% by 2030. It relies on fossil fuel imports for three thermal power stations totalling 1480MW which currently serve the vast majority of its electricity needs.

On top of the co-located project, EIAs were submitted to the Ministry portal for another (approximately) 50MW of solar PV projects in February. 

[Cameron Murray]

More: Solar-plus-storage project with 82MWh BESS proposed in Cyprus

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