Renewable Energy Sources (RES)

At the heart of the research and innovation strategy of the centre is the area of renewables with an emphasis on PV and solar energy. This constitutes the core track record of the PV Technology Laboratory at UCY which is the foundation of FOSS.

Some indicative topics of research include reliability, degradation, and performance of PV technologies, system issues as well as building integration.


• Degradation
• Reliability
• Lifetime issues
• Performance assessment and energy yield improvements
• Building integration
• Systems
• Power quality 


• Timely research agenda, consistent with EU and Cyprus top priorities
• Science is addressed both on a fundamental, device, and systems integration level
• Well-placed in terms of track record, country positioning, solar resource, grid availability, and market parity


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