Dominiki Fanidou

Electricity generated from gas-fired power plants accounts for approximately 21% of the world’s total electricity generation. This electrical energy totals to about 1168 GWe. Europe has a total generation capacity of 804 GWe. 22% of this capacity is generated from gas power plants [46]. Generally, gas turbines come in two configurations namely: Open-cycle Gas Turbine, […]

In general, there are six main instruments which are used to support investments in renewable energy technologies. Among those six are:  quota obligation, feed-in tariffs, fiscal incentives, tax exemptions and premium.  Table 1 below shows the various instruments used to enhance investment in renewable energy technologies in the EU.   Table 1:  Main Renewable Energy […]

Photovoltaic (PV) technology involves the use of semiconductor devices to directly convert solar radiation into electricity. This technology uses solar panels made up of several solar cells having PV material. There are various semiconductor materials used to make a PV system including: silicon (monocrystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous) silicon and cadmium telluride among others. The total […]

Cyprus is an independent country and member of the EU family. Since Cyprus is a member of the European Union (EU), it is directly affected by the European energy policies, like the low carbon energy policies. These policies were put in place to counter climate change and were adopted in 2008. The EU is committed […]