Thursday, April 19, 2012

Greece Eyes Jobs, Growth Impulse From Solar Energy Export

A group led by Germany’s Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG was chosen as technical adviser for Greece’s 20- billion euro ($26.1 billion) Helios solar power project, according to the country’s committee on privatizations.

The other members of the venture are all from Greece; Kantor Management Consultants SA, the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and the National Technical University of Athens, according to a statement from the committee posted on the Greek government’s ministerial decision website.

The Helios project, named after the ancient god of the sun, would install as many as 10 gigawatts of solar panels by 2050, enabling Greece to export power from the natural energy to other European Union countries.

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