In the second quarter of 2021, 3,480 Ukrainian households installed solar power plants with a total capacity of 98 MW, which is 1.7 times more than in the first quarter. This was reported by the State Energy Efficiency Agency of Ukraine.
Thus, today there are more than 35,400 families in the country who have switched to electricity from solar energy. The total capacity of such solar power plants reached 933 MW in the first half of this year.
According to the agency, Ukrainian households have invested about 730 million euros in solar power plants.
TOP-3 regions with the largest number of solar stations in households (CECd):
- Dnepropetrovskaya - 5706 stations with a total capacity of 141 MW;
- Ternopil - 2788 stations with a total capacity of 79 MW;
- Zakarpatskaya - 2,718 stations with a total capacity of 78 MW.
“Every year the number of families that are interested in and invest in green energy is growing. The obvious advantages are the ability to be less energy dependent, independently meet their energy needs and save the family budget on electricity bills, ”commented Konstantin Gura, acting Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency.
“There are already more than 35 thousand households - the first prosumers in the country that produce and consume energy. But this is only 0.5% of the total number of households, of which there are more than 6.5 million in Ukraine, ”says Yuriy Shafarenko, Deputy Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency Agency.
According to the State Energy Efficiency Agency, private solar power plants are small distributed generation, which is useful for the Ukrainian energy system, since energy is consumed at the point of its production.
By the way, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia are planning to install 10 GW home solar power plants thanks to a grant from Google. The US $ 2 Million Call for Central and Eastern Europe aims to help initiatives that put digital integration at the center of economic recovery.