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ERDF 192: Photovoltaic System at the University Gozo Centre

Project Cost: €67,894
Beneficiary: University of Malta
Line Ministry: Ministry for Education and Employment
Start Date: 2010
End Date: 2012

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The installation of PV panels on the roof surface area available at the University Gozo Centre.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
Operational Objective: To promote the use of RES and energy efficiency and reduction in the use of non-renewable energy sources;
Priority Axis: PA4 Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA4 Energy

Project Objectives

The project aims to contribute towards the reduction of 30 tons of CO2 emissions with consequent environmental benefits to society. The project will also contribute to the Eco Gozo objective of the Government through a reduction in the use of grid-connected energy, as well as the RES policy, by contributing towards the Government's aim in establishing a decentralised system of power generation with small and medium scale environmentally friendly RE facilities. This would also be in line with the Lisbon objectives of ensuring that Malta's long term energy supply shall take advantage of RES.

Project Results

Through the installation of this system the project will contribute towards:1) the generation of an estimated peak power of 22.8 KWp2) an average energy production of 2,870 KWh per month giving an average of 35,000 KWh per yeargeneration of 85% of the energy needs of the centre per year that would contribute towards the energy targets of the National Renewable Energy Plan3) a reduction of 30 tons of CO2 emissions per annum4) contribute towards a reduction in pollution by becoming less dependent of fossil-fuel energy

Project Purpose

1) The development of PV systems in Gozo and the University Gozo Centre2) A reduction in demand for fossil-fuel energy from the power stations3) Reduction in CO2 emissions in Malta