PV grid connections hit record levels in 2022, upward trend since 2019

Solar energy projects are being connected to the country’s grid in record numbers, resembling an initial surge experienced back in 2012 and 2013.

So far this year, PV connections to the grid have reached 1,340 MW, about a quarter of the 5,466-MW total accumulated since 2010, when the sector was still going through its embryonic period, data just presented by energy consultant Stelios Psomas at the SolarPlaza conference has shown.

The heightened level of PV connections this year reflects the strong RES interest expressed by investors. A series of strategic agreements for the country’s renewable energy market have been reached over the past couple of years.

A minimal number of PV connections were made in Greece between 2014 and 2018, but the sector began experiencing renewed growth in 2019, at an increasing rate, data presented at the conference showed.

PV connections to the grid reached 161 MW in 2019, 459 MW in 2020 and 838 MW in 2021, and are at 1,340 MW so far this year, the date showed.