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The Serhatköy photovoltaic power plant and the future of renewable energy on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Integrating solar photovoltaic and wind farms into electricity transmission and distribution networks

F. Maltini1,  and R. Minder2     1FM Consultants Associates, Alairac, France     2Minder Energy Consulting, Switzerland

Abstract

Under a grant provided by the Council of the European Union to support the Turkish-Cypriot Community, a photovoltaic (PV) power plant of 1275 MWp was designed by the authors and built on the Serhatköy site in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The plant is unique on the island of Cyprus and the largest in the East Mediterranean area. The plant was connected in May 2011 to the grid of Kib-Tek and produces ...

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