Ameresco and Sunel Group have been chosen as partners by solar developer Cero Generation to execute a 100MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Greece.
The Delfini solar power project should be finished by the third quarter of 2023.
Ameresco Sunel Energy, a joint venture with roots in Greece, will participate in the project by offering engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the solar project in Prosotsani Drama.
One of the first solar projects in Greece to use a private power purchase agreement and not receive government subsidies is the Delfini solar plant.
Marta Martinez Queimadelos, CEO of Cero Generation said “We are delighted to be partnering with Ameresco and Sunel Group on this landmark project. Against the backdrop of an ongoing energy crisis, we’re helping to deliver cheaper, cleaner power across the country and supporting the government’s ambitious transition goals.”
“This project is an important step in the expansion of Cero’s Greek portfolio and one of many market-leading projects in our pipeline.”
The senior vice president of Ameresco, Britta MacIntosh, said “As one of the first private power purchase agreement for a solar project in Greece, this move sets the stage for future contracts that will stand to benefit the country both economically and environmentally.”
“It’s an honour to play such an active role in developing a greener and cleaner future for Greece.”
According to Konstantinos Zygouras, CEO of Sunel Group, the partners are also “jointly exploring” the growth into new nations and the development of “new models for providing specialised services to prospective investors” in addition to Delfini.