TwinPV:Making sun-blessed Cyprus a solar energy leader

Basking in more than 3300 hours of sunlight per year, Cyprus has the highest solar power potential in the European Union but currently imports most if its energy. An EU-funded project is helping the Mediterranean country better harness the power of the sun to meet its growing electricity needs and spur research and innovation linked to this renewable - and clean - resource.

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Presentation of the outcomes of Smart PV at Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB)

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University of Cyprus and Aglantzia Municipality join forces to develop the innovative research project "HYBUILD"

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Smart Energy Week

Between 20th-24th November 2017, FOSS is delivering a promising week with state of the art technology events and workshops centered on smart grid technologies.

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New Courses: Designer and Installer of PV Systems

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy provides new classes of courses in the training program "Desgner and Installer of PV systems"

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FOSS: Annual Activity Report

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy was created in order to play a key role in research and technological development activities in the field of sustainable energy within Cyprus and at international level with the aim of contributing to the achievement of the relevant energy and environment objectives set out by Europe.

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PV-Estia: FOSS Secures Funding from New Cooperation Programme Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus (UCY) has secured funding from the program Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020. The “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020” is a new cooperation programme that brings together five countries, three EU member states (Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece) and two candidate countries, Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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"FOSS: Innovative PV Systems" - Politis Newspaper

FOSS has secured National / European competitive funding for research projects, amounting to € 14 million.

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FOSS secures new Horizon 2020 project

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus secures new Horizon 2020 project in the field of Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

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Concentrated Photovolatics combined with Thermal - CPVT

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of University of Cyprus Secures Funding from the EUREKA Eurostars Programme

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FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy coordinates a new European Med Project in the field of Energy.

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Marie Curie Scholarship for Dr. Charalambos Anastasiou

Scholarship Marie-Curie to Dr. Charalambos Anastassiou Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Cyprus.

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EUREC Award for Mr. Spyros Theocharides

Research Fellow of Foss, Mr. Spyros Theocharides receives EUREC Award for the Best Undergraduate Project on Renewable Energy.

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Horizon 2020

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus secures two new Horizon 2020 projects in the field of Energy and Smart Grids.

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FOSS gets Journal paper included in Top 25 Hottest Articles

The journal paper by Dr. Alexandros Arsalis (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) and Prof. Andreas N. Alexandrou entitled “Thermoeconomic modeling and exergy analysis of a decentralized liquefied natural gas-fueled combined-cooling-heating-and-power plant” published in the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (Volume 21, November 2014, Pages 209-220) was included in the Top 25 Hottest Articles in the period October to December 2014 in the category Earth and Planetary Sciences in ScienceDirect, Elsevier.


European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

FOSS at the inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids.



FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy, of University of Cyprus, receives significant funding from the European Union.


FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre of Deloitte signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Aiming to enhance research and promote international cooperation in the sector of Renewable Energy Sources.


11thSaveEnergy 2015

SmartPV to be exhibited at the 11th Energy Saving Exhibition, 19th September 2015.


JRC study on the future electricity grid of Cyprus

FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy is contracted by JRC to undertake study on the future electricity grid of Cyprus.


Best Student Paper Award

Innovative Research by University of Cyprus PhD Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at the World's largest Conference for PV, 19th June 2015.


SolarPark Korea

SolarPark Korea CEO Visits the PV Technology Laboratory, University of Cyprus, 16th June 2015.


PV NET Final Event

PV-NET International Conference "Promotion of PV Technology - Challenges and Opportunities", 8th May 2015.


Mediterranean Smart Grid Technology Platform formation.

Implementation of smart meter platform in the Mediterranean region.


European award at the 29th EU-PVSEC conference

A team from the FOSS Research Centre of Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus (UCY) has won the top prize at the biggest conference for photovoltaics in Europe, the 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU-PVSEC) which took place between 22 and 26 Sep. 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


TAMUQ - FOSS sign pact on sustainable energy

TEXAS A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) has signed an agreement with the Research Centre for Sustainable Energy (FOSS) at the University of Cyprus.
The agreement seeks to expand research endeavours in the sustainable energy arena. It will encourage the enrolment of qualified students in new academic programmes, explore opportunities to exchange faculty for joint teaching and research programmes and explore avenues for strengthening relationship and furthering excellence in education in both Qatar and Cyprus.


Mott Macdonald collaborates with the University of Cyprus

Mott MacDonald's Solar Energy Team has initiated an official collaboration with the PV Technology Laboratory of the University of Cyprus - one of the most recognised and respected academic teams in Europe with respect to real-time monitoring and operational analysis of a wide variety of PV installations (fixed and tracker systems, mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline, thin film and other high efficiency solar cell technologies) from a wide range of global manufacturers.


Press Release - University of Cyprus consulting services for the Thessaloniki Metro

University of Cyprus, FOSS consulting services for the Thessaloniki Metro.


FOSS and Corinex open BPL Competence Centre for Smart Metering

The University of Cyprus has opened a BPL Competence Centre (as part of its newly established Research Centre for Sustainable Energy) with the support of industry technology leader Corinex Communications. The Centre is equipped with the latest in Corinex BPL-to-the-meter technology, with facilities for testing and validating BPL communications performance on LV and MV lines and free samples from leading meter vendors.