Europe, Solar, Strategic Development

The German school in Athens

– home to the country’s largest rooftop solar energy unit



The German School in Athens, which served as the international media centre for the Olympic Games in August, is also home to the country’s largest rooftop solar energy unit. Germany’s RWE SCHOTT Solar began operation of the unit just in time for the start of the Games. ‘With this unit on the roof of the German School in Athens we aim to encourage the Greek Government in introducing an incentive scheme along the lines of the German Feed-In Tariff’, said Dr Winfried Hoffmann, Spokesman for the Board at RWE SCHOTT Solar and currently President of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).

ECO//SUN, RWE SCHOTT Solar’s licensed dealer for Greece and Cyprus in Salonika, installed the solar roof. The project was backed by German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labor, the German Energy Agency and the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, RWE SCHOTT and its partner Solar-Fabrik AG donated the solar unit, which is worth €200,000.


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