According to the State Energy Efficiency Agency of Ukraine, in difficult times, the "green transition" is one of the ways to restore countries, taking into account economic, social and environmental priorities.
According to the agency, the participants of the eleventh session of the IRENA Assembly once again drew attention to this, and Ukraine also adheres to the course towards "green" energy.
According to the State Energy Efficiency Agency, green energy attracted more than 1.24 billion euros of investments in Ukraine in 2020, even in difficult times of the pandemic. At the same time, 1.2 billion euros were invested in the construction of 1.6 GW of new generating facilities with electricity from renewable sources.
The agency noted that over the past year in Ukraine it was found:
- 1,169 MW are solar power plants;
- 226 MW - SPP in private households (SES)
- 144 MW - wind farms;
- 22 MW - biomass power plants;
- 10 MW - biogas power plants;
- 3 MW - small hydropower facilities.
It is important that Ukrainian households show more and more attention to renewable energy sources. During the year, about 8 thousand families switched to solar panels. Thus, at the beginning of 2021 there are already almost 30,000 such families. The total capacity of all CECs is 780 MW.
“In general,“ green ”projects contribute to solving the issues of energy supply to communities and stimulate economic processes, creating jobs, activating businesses, replenishing budgets of different levels,” the State Energy Efficiency Committee noted.
In general, the total capacity of the renewable electric power industry in Ukraine in 2020 increased by 22% and reached 8.5 GW.