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The objective of the project was to demonstrate that an isolated telephone, radio and television repeater station can be reliably supplied with power by a PV-plant in cooperation with an existing diesel plant. The station is located on Antikythira Island, between Crete and Peloponessus. The electric power of 20 kWp is generated by 160 solar modules. Eight Varta block batteries with a capacity of 13600 Ah are installed. Three separate small solar modules are used for charging the starter batteries of the diesel generators. The PV-plant meets the energy demand of two different types of consumer. The 24 V DC consumers are the monitoring system, receiver and transmitter, fan, and emergency room light. The 220 V AC, 50 Hz consumers are the antenna light, airway beacon, compressor and air-drier, carrier telephony and voltage relay. The installation and commissioning was finished at the end of October 1985 and the monitoring phase of the OTE Antikythira PV-plant was completed in September 1988.

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Authors: INTERATOM, Interatom GmbH, Bergisch-Gladbach (DE);HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA (OTE), Amaroussio (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15168 EN (1994) 66 pp., FS, ECU 8.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-7445-2
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