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Special Interest Tour of PROTEAS Research Facility

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In addition to our networking events the Cyprus Germany Business Association is also arranging unique and informative visits for its members. Our next planned event is a tour from the Cyprus Institute of the Solar Research Facility, PROTEAS in Pentakomo.

  • The tour will take place on the 23rd of May 2024, beginning at 10:00am and last approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Places are limited so please ensure you book your spot HERE!


Details about the project:

The PROTEAS Facility is located just outside the city of Limassol and is one of the most complete research and development facilities in Cyprus devoted to concentrating solar thermal energy systems. The facility uniquely combines ideal environmental conditions with a seaside environment for research, development and testing of technologies related to Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Solar Thermal Energy (STE) and thermal Desalination of Sea Water (DSW). This versatile facility complements the research carried out at CyI’s Athalassa campus, providing a testbed for testing under realistic conditions experiments developed through The Cyprus Institute’s various research activities.


Additionally, in the spirit of collaboration the facility is open to the international scientific community on a merit-based priority scheme. The objectives that inspire the research activity are: – Establishing a sustainable, clean and renewable world energy supply – Conservation of the energy resources, climate and the environment – Education of scientists and engineers from all over the world on solar thermal technologies The facility currently consists of a field of 50 heliostats with a total reflective area of 250 square meters, concentrating the sun’s light more than 800 times on a point and delivering a peak power of 150 kilo-Watts of thermal energy. The field layout efficiently utilizes the hilly terrain with a high-density placement of heliostats. The heliostats are designed by CSIRO, Australia and built in collaboration with CyI. A 15-meter-tall tower with multiple experimental stations is available for the central receiver placement.

Continuous monitoring of environmental conditions is available through a fully automated weather station. The true strength of the PROTEAS Facility is the versatility it provides for the researchers and experiments hosted there. Our ambition is to transform the facility into a regional and global test-bed for scientists in the field of solar thermal energy.


May 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


PROTEAS Research Facility
Pentakomo Cyprus + Google Map


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