The European Commission has cleared Greece to provide €1bn ($1bn) in funding to support over 800MW of solar power and associated energy storage units in a significant boost to the country’s renewables rollout.

The Commission announced on Tuesday that it had approved the funding under EU state aid rules to support the two solar plus storage projects.

The 813MW capacity of the combined projects are expected to increase the annual net renewable energy in the Greek electricity mix by approximately 1.2TWh,