Kambi Wind Farm (Phase A)
Aerotricity Ltd. provides renewable energy solutions. The company owns and is currently implementing a wind farm project with a total capacity of 9.6MW in the Kambi area, a village in the central part of Cyprus, south-west of Nicosia. For this purpose, Aerotricity is licensed by CERA (Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority) as an IPP (Independent Power Producer).
Aerotricity Ltd. consolidates and manages all aspects of wind farm project development including responsibility for resource assessment, site selection, permitting, interconnection, planning, construction, long-term operation, as well as project reporting, project financing, equity investment, community relations etc.
Phase A of the project is operational since 2012 and currently produces 2.4MW of power using three wind turbines.
Moni Reservoir Cover with Solar Foils
Aerotricity Ltd. along with Benecke-Kaliko AG (member of the German giant Continental AG) innovated and applied to Cyprus, in world first commercial use, a floating cover for a reservoir in Moni, Limassol, with a photovoltaic system on its surface.
The project was carried out on behalf of the Cyprus Water Development Department in 2017.
The cover (developed by Dynactiv™ Surfaces) is used to improve water quality by changing the hydro-biological status of the reservoir and converting it from aerobic to anaerobic. This greatly reduces water evaporation and salt precipitation, prevents the growth of algae and other micro-organisms, while preserving water quality. Also, through a thin PV film that is laminated on top, it generates electricity for self consumption and use.
Community (Phase A) and Home (Phase B) Energy Storage Systems for the University of Cyprus
After a public tender, the University of Cyprus assigned the German company Autarsys the implementation of the first two pilot projects for renewable energy storage systems (ESS) – for domestic and community use – to ever be implemented in Cyprus. Autarsys has partnered with Aerotricity Ltd., which served as the site and project coordinator, and FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy from the University of Cyprus.
Phase A of the project included the successful installation of a Community Energy Storage System with a capacity of 50kWh. Its purpose is to act as an effective field of testing for ways to expand the storage of renewable energy on our island and elsewhere.
Autarsys designed and implemented a substation connected with houses with already installed photovoltaic (PV) systems in order to collect excess solar energy not used by the houses and have available for future use.
Phase B had to do with energy storage systems suitable for isolated household applications, connected to already existing PV systems of the magnitude of 3kWp and 5kWp. Five of these systems have been installed in pre-selected houses.
The UCY projects were successfully installed in early 2018 and data gathered will spur further exploitation of energy storage, both for saving and stabilizing the Network.
Battery and PV System for Energy Production and Storage at the New Nicosia Municipality Building
Aerotricity Ltd. Joint Venture, on behalf of the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus, has successfully completed the task of making the new Nicosia Municipality Building a Zero-Energy Building. This was achieved by installing energy storage systems (ESS) which store energy produced by existing photovoltaic (PV) systems. The total storage capacity of the ESS is 30kWh while the assembly includes 3 inverters of 5kW each.
This is the first public building adopting ESS to store energy. It is a prime example of energy efficiency as it uses up to 80% less energy compared to a traditional building its size.
The project was funded by national resources, as well as the Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean program, whose mission is to increase the levels of self-consuming PV systems in the Mediterranean area.
The successful construction of this building was a major breakthrough in the energy development of Cyprus. With the commercialization of the technology used in the building, Cyprus will be a step closer to fulfilling its EU targets and obligations regarding the reduction of greenhouse gases and other carbon emissions.