Poland's solar installed capacity tripled in 2020 to 3.9 GW

4 Mar 2021

Poland’s solar installed capacity tripled in 2020, increasing from 1.3 GW in January 2020 to 3.9 GW in January 2021. Solar capacities have been soaring over the past two years thanks to favourable subsidies to rooftop installations: the number of residential solar panels rose from 4,000 in 2015 to over 450,000 in December 2020.

In February 2021, the Council of Ministers approved Poland’s energy policy until 2040, which aims to shift its power mix to less emitting energy sources and will limit the share of coal in electricity production to 56% in 2030. It also targets at least 23% of renewable energy sources in gross final energy consumption in 2030 (at least 32% in electricity, mainly from wind and solar PV). Poland aims to reach 5-7 GW of solar PV and 5.9 GW of offshore wind capacity in 2030 and 10-16 GW of PV and up to 11 GW of offshore wind capacity in 2040.

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