Poland’s PV capacity reaches 2.26 GW


Polish grid operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) says the country reached 2,261.3 MW of installed solar capacity at the end of July.

In July alone, newly installed capacity was 204.7 MW, while new additions for the first seven months of 2020 hit 961 MW.

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The country had 1.29 GW of cumulative solar capacity in Poland at the end of 2019, up from around 1 GW in late September, and from just 486 MW at the end of 2018.

It may reach its target of 7.8 GW of solar by 2030 – as outlined in the National Plan for Energy and Climate – by the middle of the decade, according to a new report by the Instytut Energetyki Odnawialnej (IEO).

The country is expected to see its installed PV capacity rise from 1.3 GW at the end of 2019 to around 2.5 GW by the end of this year. “This year’s investments will be centered around prosumers in the micro-installations sector,” the IEO analysts said.

*the article was amended to reflect that newly installed capacity for the first seven months of 2020 is 961 MW and not 916 MW, as previously reported.

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