The largest photovoltaic park in Europe with bifacial panels is inaugurated in Greece.
The solar farm (see photo) located near Kozani, Macedonia, was built by Greece’s biggest oil refinery Hellenic Petroleum (Helpe). The 204.3 MW solar park covers the needs of 75,000 households.
On April 6, 2022, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, inaugurated the photovoltaic park, which is the largest such renewable energy plant with bifacial (two-sided) panels in Europe. What makes these two-sided panels special is that they can boost output by using the reflection of what lies underneath them, e.g., white gravel.
According to a press release, the total investment for the photovoltaic plant cost around EUR 130 million and created more than 350 jobs during the construction phase. As such, the solar park will not only positively impact the environment but also benefit the national economy.