A new solar energy farm is set to be constructed in Lefka, within the scope of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded by the European Union.

The UNDP say there will be three measures undertaken in the area aimed at promoting sustainability, reducing energy consumption, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Cyprus.

The planned solar farm will produce around 500,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year.

In addition, the UNDP plans to improve Lefka’s water supply system, installing an automatic water pumping system and replacing existing water tanks to reduce leaks.

They say that these measures will contribute to a more than 30 per cent reduction in Lefka’s water supply-related energy consumption.

UNDP office director Jakhongir Khaydarov said “the installation of solar panels in Lefka and the improvement of the water supply system demonstrate our commitment to mitigating climate change and promoting sustainable development in Cyprus”.

“We are reducing carbon emissions across the island by producing clean energy and ensuring responsible management of water resources. We are reducing energy costs and making a positive impact on the environment and on the wellbeing of society”, he said.