Solar energy opportunities to be explored at key Athens event

Greece’s reinvigorated solar energy market has been generating a lot of attention from both local and international players. Recently, the country’s energy regulator, RAE, announced that the country’s second solar PV auction will take place on December 10, where it plans to award 94 MW to PV projects up to 1 MW, and 100 MW to projects between 1 MW and 20 MW. Interestingly enough, Greece has already reached its 2020 target of 2,200 MW of installed PV capacity. That bids the question as to what the new plans or targets will be for 2020, and what will happen beyond that horizon.

In order to answer these questions, Solarplaza is organizing the PV Market & Tender Mission Greece, taking place on November 20-22, 2018 in Athens. The mission will mobilize a diverse group of governmental officials, international developers, investors and other stakeholders. Together, they will explore the opportunities in the re-emerging Greek PV market, with the upcoming tenders being one of the main focus points of the event.

On the last day of the mission, November 22, Solarplaza will host a one-day summit, involving local market players, at the Royal Olympic in Athens. This embedded event serves the purpose of discussing the challenges and opportunities for PV plant grid connections, the regulatory framework for solar development, as well as the opportunities in the commercial & industrial segment and innovative business models present in the Greek PV market.

During the summit, various high-level speakers will present their knowledge and experience on solar energy in Greece, including Andrea Viaro, Head of Technical Service and Product Management Europe at Jinko Solar; Stelios Psomas, Policy Advisor at HELAPCO (Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies); Dionissis Papachristou, Coordinator Renewables Auction Team at RAE; and Michalis Verroiopoulos, Secretary General of Energy at the Ministry of Energy in Greece.

Parties interested in a sneak peek of the market, ahead of the trade mission, can access a comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing solar energy market in Greece. The ‘Solar Energy Snapshot’ of the Greek PV market provides key insights into the country’s PV sector and solar auctions, and is available on the event website:

For more information on the PV Market & Tender Mission Greece visit:

For program and organizational related business contact:

Kristiaan Versteeg

Project Manager, Solarplaza

+31 63 6149 517

+31 10 3027 907 

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities contact:

Tom van Dorp

Account Manager, Solarplaza

+31 10 3027 910 

For media partnerships and press outreach contact:

Irene Rodríguez Martín


+31 10 3027 912