The University of Cyprus announced on Thursday that it will be inviting interested contractors to submit tenders for the construction of its photovoltaic park, Apollon, in 2016.
The 10MW Park is set to be built on land owned by the university just east of the campus in the buffer zone, and work is expected to start before the end of the year.
The University and the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) closed a deal of cooperation in a signing ceremony on 7 June.
University Rector, Professor Constantinos Christofides stressing the importance of renewable energy sources (RES) to the international economy and society, said that the university was investing dynamically in RES.
The park, which is in the final stages of design, should, once complete, make the university energy self-sufficient with green energy.
The park is being designed as an international standard for similar types of developments by using new technology and practical energy storage systems.