RES capacity stagnant, except for interconnected PV systems

Apart from some marginal upward movement in the photovoltaic sector, renewable energy market (RES) capacity figures remained stagnant in January, latest data provided by LAGIE, the Electricity Market Operator, has shown.

Total capacity in the wind-energy sector remained unchanged at 1,661.72 MW, small hydropower plants were steady at 219.75 MW, biomass-biogas units registered no change at 47.44 MW, as did combined heat and power (CHP) capacity, which remained firm at 99.07 MW.

Roof-mounted photovoltaic capacity registered a small shift, both for interconnected and non-interconnected systems. According to the LAGIE figures, although contracted photovoltaic capacity for interconnected systems was unchanged at 3,082 MW, installed capacity increased to 2,087.42 MW in January from 2,085.31 MW in the previous month.

Roof-mounted interconnected photovoltaic systems registered a marginal capacity increase to 350.39 MW in January from 350.36 MW a month earlier. This was also the case for roof-mounted non-interconnected photovoltaic systems, whose capacity edged up to 24.25 MW in January from 24.24 MW in December.