EU solar generation, resisting pandemic-related impact, increased by more than 15 percent in the first half of 2020 to reach 68 TWh, from 59 TWh during the equivalent period a year earlier, according to a new study by EnAppSys, an energy market specialist.
The study, which examined data from 2015 to 2020, found that solar generation in the EU increased by 70 percent over the five-year period.
Developments in the Greek solar market reflect the EU’s upward trajectory, attributed to the global trend for a reduced ecological footprint and continual technological developments that have slashed RES equipment and generation costs.
New solar energy projects with a total capacity of approximately 130 MW were connected to the Greek network during the first half of 2020, while the bulk of new additions is expected in the second half. Though a precise figure is difficult to forecast, some market officials expect a second-half tally of over 200 MW in Greece.
The country has set an ambitious solar energy capacity target of 6.9 GW by 2030.