PROMISE Project explores German solar innovations and shares potential photovoltaic power generation study

Dr. Brian Azzopardi and Mr. Steve Zerafa, among others, and on behalf of several Maltese organizations including The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), The Foundation For Research and Innovation – Malta (FIR), and PIXAM Ltd., participated in workshops held at various German institutions in the Anhalt region. These workshops were part of the PROMISE project, which is funded by the European Commission and aims to promote sustainable energy usage in Malta.

Between May 30th and June 1st, 2023, the Maltese delegation embarked on a visit to Germany where they had the opportunity to witness diverse photovoltaic systems and research initiatives taking place in different institutions across Anhalt, Germany. Additionally, they delivered a presentation highlighting the potential power generation that Malta could achieve by installing photovoltaic panels on rooftops.

Despite having the highest solar irradiance among all EU Member States, with an impressive 1,829kWh/sqm per year, Malta’s current electricity supply from PV power stands at a mere 9.6%. To address this disparity, the PROMISE project seeks to ensure the long-term scientific, engineering, and research knowledge and capabilities of the Maltese Research Community in the field of solar photovoltaics. By doing so, PROMISE aims to prepare Malta for a potential increase in the adoption of PV systems and contribute to the overall energy transition efforts in the country.