PV Magazine: Astypalea expects to have half of its electricity consumption covered by solar energy

Astypalea, the place once chosen by Volkswagen Group as a testbed for new mobility services like ride-sharing and car-sharing, has announced that the Greek owned utiliy (Public Power Corporation, PPC) will build 3.5MW solar and 10MWh battery system project in the island. As reported by PV Magazine,  "The system will be fully operational in about 20 months and will cover half of Astypalaia’s electricity needs". In the next three or four years, it is bound to increase to the 80% of the island's electricity needs.

Greek islands are, the more and more, at the forefront of the energy transition and digitalisation efforts in Europe. Proof of that are also other beneficiary islands in the country, such as Tilos, who is running a smart microgrid, complemented with solar, wind and battery systems that connect with the island of Kos; the island of Halki, who counts on a solar array and a fleet of eVs or Nisyros who, together with the nearby islands of Kalymnos and Leros, have successfully created an electricity network independent from the mainland. (See Island Stories section)

Complete information by PV MagazineGreece’s Astypalaia island to build 3.5 MW of solar, 10 MWh battery system – pv magazine International (pv-magazine.com)