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Greek wind generation capacity tops 3,500MW after record year of new construction

Ekathimerini.com:

Wind energy output in Greece soared to new records in 2019, with more new wind energy farms launching operations than in any other year, the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA/ELETAEN) said in a report released on Thursday.

The increase was almost four times the annual average rate of the previous decade, raising the total power of wind farms to more than 3,500 megawatts last year.

HWEA said the new wind energy farms coming online had a total power of 727.5 MW, four times more than the annual average rate of the previous decade (185 MW), with the biggest single wind energy farm operating in southern Evia (154.1 MW).

In Kozani, wind turbines have the largest rotor diameter (136 meters), while the first hybrid power station using wind energy and batteries started operating on the island of Tilos. A hybrid station also began pilot operations on the island of Ikaria.

At the end of 2019, wind energy farms’ power totaled 3,576 MW, up 25.4 percent from 2018. Foreign investors owned 43 percent of wind energy farms in Greece and accounted for 47 percent of new investments in 2019.

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