Growth in Demand for Solar Power Plants in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, September 5, 2022
Growth in Demand for Solar Power Plants in Ukraine

Ukrainians began to purchase autonomous solutions: for transfer to the front and to prepare for the cold winter

Over the past few years, Ukrainians have become interested in solar power plants for several reasons: for sale by the green tariff, to ensure the smooth operation of their own business or private life. Now Ukrainians have changed their priorities, and the demand for solar power plants has become even higher. Now Ukrainians are buying autonomous power plants to transfer them to the military front for the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The second request at the station is to provide heat to the houses this winter. According to the Ukrainian national energy company of Ukraine Naftogaz, this winter, the temperature in residential premises will be 4 degrees Celsius lower.

"Autonomous solar power plants are divided into those that can work without a network and those that do not. The majority (89%) installed in Ukraine are without batteries, which means they cannot work without a network. They were preferred because they are cheaper — $700 per kW. Those with batteries are at least twice as expensive, they have a more expensive class of inverters, as well as batteries. When choosing batteries for battery life, it is better to give preference to lithium-ion. Although they are more expensive than traditional lead-acid ones," Vitalii Shestak, director of SolarWind Systems.

As of the beginning of this year, about 45.000 households have installed solar panels. Considering previous years, by the end of 2021, the total capacity of such SPPs exceeded 1.2 GW.
We remind you that the parliament of Ukraine has launched the Energy efficiency of public buildings in Ukraine program.

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