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Poland raises rebates for residential solar, storage

The Polish government will raise subsidy levels for rooftop PV and storage systems from December under its Mój Prąd scheme. The rebate for solar will increase from PLN 4,000 ($888) to PLN 6,000 and will more than double from PLN 7,500 to PLN 16,000 for storage.

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Polish developer switches on floating solar project

Poland has started operating one of its first floating PV arrays on an artificial reservoir. The project features 110 bifacial modules floating on a platform supplied by Spain’s Isigenere.

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The economic case for heat pumps in Poland

A new Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) study shows there is a strong economic case for owning and operating heat pumps in Poland, which was Europe’s fastest-growing market in 2021. Air-to-water heat pumps cost about €8,000 ($8,210) in the country, with lifetime operating costs estimated at €12,500.

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Poland to allocate 9 GW of solar in 2022-27 auctions

The Polish government plans to allocate around 13 GW of new renewables capacity under a six-year scheme. It said 4.5 GW of solar will be assigned to projects above 1 MW in size, while another 4.5 GW of capacity will be assigned to smaller installations.

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Poland installed 3.3 GW of solar in January-August period

Poland hit 11 GW of installed PV capacity at the end of August. The distributed-generation PV segment continues to drive the growth of the Polish solar market, despite recent changes in legislation.

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BNEF outlines scenarios to replace Europe’s largest coal plant with 10.7 GW of solar, wind

BloombergNEF (BNEF) has outlined a potential transition plan for a coal-fired power plant in Belchatow, Poland. It said that 5 GW of solar and 5.7 GW of wind could replace 80% of Belchatow’s lignite generation capacity by 2036, in an optimal scenario.

Poland’s largest solar plant goes online

Goldbeck Solar has switched on a 204 MW solar park in Zwartowo, northern Poland. The project is the first phase of a 290 MW scheme that includes another 86 MW facility.

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Hybrid solar-wind project moves forward in Latvia

Lithuanian energy company Ignitis has purchased a 200 MW hybrid solar-wind project in Latvia. The installation is in the early stages of development, with construction scheduled to begin in 2025.

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RWE buys Polish developer Alpha Solar

Alpha Solar currently has a solar project pipeline with a capacity of 3 GW in Poland.

Polish utility PGE wants to couple 200 MW/820 MWh of battery storage with existing pumped-hydro facility

The project is located 10 km from the Baltic Sea, where PGE is planning to build offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 3.5 GW.

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