The solar energy sector in Ukraine will expand significantly in 2017

  • The solar energy sector in Ukraine will expand significantly in 2017

Berlin: The State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine estimates that by the end of 2017 more than 300 MW of solar power will be put into operation in the country. This was announced by the Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency Sergei Savchuk at the German-Ukrainian Energy Symposium in Berlin, Front News International reports.

"The agency expects that this year 300 MW of capacities of new solar power stations will be added to the power system," said Sergey Savchuk.

He also added that those households in Ukraine, which by the end of the year will install photovoltaic systems up to 30 kW on roofs, will be able to sell electricity to the grid at a tariff of 17 euro cents per kWh.

Thanks to attractive conditions in Ukraine, the creation of solar power plants on the roofs of houses demonstrates a rapid positive dynamic. In the last quarter of 2016, 77% more capacity was installed than in the same period last year.

"In total there are 6.5 million private houses in Ukraine, therefore the market for photovoltaic systems is huge," Savchuk said.

Today, officials, experts and business representatives of the two countries during the German-Ukrainian Energy Symposium discussed energy security in Ukraine and increased cooperation for the development of renewable energy.

According to experts, solar energy will help Ukraine reduce dependence on energy supplies from Russia.

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