Solar Power Plant Corfu

Site Overview
Location Korfu, Greece
Coordinates 39.78° N, 19.75° E
Average global irradiance 1,592 kWh/m2/yr
Average temperature 17.7 °C, 63.9 °F
Average precipitation 1,078 mm/yr, 42.4 in/yr
Technical Overview
Date onstream April 2013
System capacity 99.96 kWp
Panel type SF140-L (140 W)
Number of installed panels 714
Tilt angle, orientation 25°, 0° S
Expected output 185,000 kWh/yr
Total CO2reduction 150,000 kg/yr, 330,693 lbs/yr
Inverter 6 x Siemens - Sinvert PVM17
Financing Bank
75% National Bank of Greece, 25% Equity

Iliako Revma (Solarstrom) is a Greek EPC company (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) headquartered in Heraklion with a branch office in Athens. For construction, Iliako Revma only uses high quality modules, inverters and electrical components from well-known manufacturers with extensive experience and worldwide credibility in order to provide the best performance for their customers.

This solar power plant of almost 100 kWp capacity is situated on the island of Corfu, Greece, at a distance of only 300 m from the Mediterranean Sea. It was connected to the grid in April 2013. Solar Frontier‘s modules’ salt mist resistance, along with the anticorrosion protection of the anodized frame makes them an optimal solution for coastal regions. Moreover, CIS technology has advantages in hot climate regions like Corfu where the maximum average temperature during the summer months lies between 28 and 31°C. Solar Frontier‘s CIS thin-film modules are well suited for hot regions thanks to their high temperature stability. The reason for the good performance even at high temperatures lies in the low temperature coefficient, leading to smaller losses in performance compared to other technologies as temperatures rise.

The installation of 714 CIS modules was constructed with pure aluminum anticorrosion mounting and connected to the grid via six Siemens Sinvert PVM17 inverters. As usual in cases of free-field solar power plants, the modules were installed with an optimal southern tilt angle of 25 degrees. It is expected to produce 185,000 kWh of electricity annually and will additionally offset 150,000 kg of CO2 emissions.