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Past Webinar: 
Opportunities in the Greek Solar PV Market: Tenders and beyond
Wednesday 12 September – 15:00 CEST // 16:00 EEST

Through this complimentary webinar, we offered participants a quick, comprehensive and interactive way to get the latest updates on the opportunities in the Greek solar market. Greece currently has around 2.5 GW of solar capacity installed, but has been characterized by serious stagnation over the past decade. Now, the Greek PV market is ready for a renaissance, following the announcement of a promising tender program initiated by the government.

Topics addressed:

  • Status and history of the Greek PV market

  • Current developments and opportunities

  • Impact and overview of the tender program

  • Practical experiences with the tender program and applications

  • Practical experiences with project development and financing

STELIOS PSOMAS /// POLICY ADVISOR - HELAPCO
Stelios Psomas is a leading Greek PV consultant and lobbyist. He started campaigning for PV in Greece already in 1995 (as a Greenpeace energy & climate campaigner).

Since then he has pushed for the introduction of support schemes for PV and the opening of the market through his role as a policy advisor for the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO). He has been actively involved in the introduction of feed-in tariffs, self-consumption support schemes, auction schemes and long-term energy planning in Greece.

In particular, he was involved in the drafting of most of the PV-related legislation in Greece, and has also acted as an advisor to the banking sector, facilitating the financing of PV systems.
STELIOS PSOMAS
POLICY ADVISOR /// HELAPCO
PANAGIOTIS SARRIS /// GENERAL MANAGER - ABO WIND AG
Panagiotis Sarris is general manager solar international at ABO Wind AG, and responsible for the development of the Greek market. ABO Wind was awarded a tariff for 45 MW of solar capacity distributed over 5 projects in the July 2018 tender round, which will be built in 2019.

He has been active in the solar sector since 2007, and occupied several managerial roles at Suntechnics (Conergy group), Juwi and SFPG Consulting, before becoming active for ABO Wind. Furthermore, he was also the vice-chairman for the national solar association HELAPCO from 2009-2014.
PANAGIOTIS SARRIS
GENERAL MANAGER /// ABO WIND AG

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