Poland’s grid operator, Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE), said on Wednesday that the country had reached 1.6 GW of cumulative PV installations by the end of February.
It said that that the country’s total installed PV capacity jumped by 8.4% quarter on quarter in the January-February period.
☀Moc zainstalowana w #PV w KSE 1.03.2020 r. wyniosła 1596,5 MW (na podst. danych przekazanych do OSP). Oznacza to wzrost o 183,2 proc. rok do roku i o 8,4 proc. w okresie I 2020 – III 2020 r. #OZE #energetyka pic.twitter.com/PdrKVo841o
— PSE S.A. (@pse_pl) March 11, 2020
At the end of 2019, PSE reported that the country’s installed capacity had reached 1.29 GW, from around 1 GW of solar in late September 2019 and just 486 MW of PV at the end of 2018. This means that in the first two months of this year, around 297 MW of new PV systems were deployed.
Last year’s strong growth was mainly driven by incentives for rooftop PV and the extension of net metering access for businesses. The Polish government is also supporting commercial and industrial PV, as well as large-scale solar, through renewable energy auctions.