Embedded within the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre (EEWRC), the Energy Department has been operating since 2010 and is among the largest scientific groups of the Cyprus Institute. It is committed to the decarbonization of the energy systems of Cyprus and the Easter Mediterranean & Middle East (EMME) region. The research agenda of CyI and EEWRC has been nationally and regionally embedded through strong bilateral and EU collaborations over a wide range of areas of expertise in clean energy technologies, processes, and policies for the future.

The Cyprus Institute possesses and is developing significant infrastructure and facilities in the fields of – among others – Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) energy technologies, cogeneration of different commodities (electricity, desalinated water, process heat etc.), thermal energy storage and new systems for zero-energy building design.