Rhodes Solar Powered

Published on: 18 Feb 2010
by Fileo

A new solar power plant will be developed in Rhodes that will generate enough solar energy to supply 1.2 percent of the islands electricity demand. At present, the island’s power is mainly made by diesel generators that can produce up to 194.4 MW during peak demand periods. Rhodes’ energy consumption surges during the summer months as the population of the island swells by 300 percent. Currently on the island there is an extensive number wind turbines installations as Greece chose to invest primarily to wind power. The solar installations will provide critical peak demand support, enhancing grid stability while delivering cost effective renewable energy for the population in addition to supporting the island’s year round base load demands. The installations owned by EasySolar S.A., RNA Power S.A., and Diachrisi Iliakis Energeias S.A. is part of a 2.5 MW project.