According to the survey report recently released by Agencja Rynku Energii (ARE), Poland's cumulative installed capacity of photovoltaic systems has reached 11.03GW by the end of August this year. Despite recent changes in legislation, the distributed photovoltaic field will continue to drive the growth of Poland's photovoltaic market.
According to the data released by the agency, Poland deployed about 3.36GW of photovoltaic systems in the first eight months of this year. In contrast, the installed capacity of photovoltaic system installed in 2021 is about 3.71GW. Piotr Pajazerk, a reporter from Gramwzielone, a Polish renewable energy consulting website, said: "The photovoltaic market in Poland is mainly dominated by production consumers, including photovoltaic systems with an installed capacity of no more than 50kW. As of the end of August, the total installed capacity of photovoltaic systems installed in Poland for production consumers was 8.25GW, which means 75% of the total installed capacity of photovoltaic systems installed in Poland."
Pajjalk said that the recent changes in the regulations of the Polish government on the distributed power generation sector did not interrupt the strong growth track of the photovoltaic market. He stressed that "for new production consumers, the introduction of the net metering and billing mechanism has brought adverse effects. Industry experts believe that the income of photovoltaic systems installed under the new mechanism is lower than the old mechanism, which will reduce the investment in the photovoltaic industry. However, the sharp rise in energy prices in the current wholesale market has brought very attractive net income to consumers."
He also stressed that the rise in energy prices is also a driving factor for enterprises wishing to cut energy expenditure to invest in photovoltaic. In addition to the rooftop photovoltaic system, another driver of the Polish photovoltaic market is the ground mounted photovoltaic power plants. To some extent, thanks to bidding and auction, this field is still developing, but now more and more investors decide to build photovoltaic power plants outside the net metering and billing mechanism and sell energy in the market.
Poland installed 3.71GW photovoltaic system in 2021, 3.9GW in 2020, 1.3GW in 2019 and 486MW in 2018. The exponential growth of installed capacity of photovoltaic systems installed last year is mainly due to the increasing number of grid connected photovoltaic parks.
According to the data released by the Polish research institute Instytut Energetyki Odnawalnej (IEO) a few days ago, the Polish photovoltaic market is expected to grow strongly in the next eight years, and the cumulative installed capacity of photovoltaic systems will reach 30GW by the end of 2030.
What are the advantages of photovoltaic power generation?
① Solar energy resources are inexhaustible.
② Green. Photovoltaic power generation itself does not require fuel, has no carbon dioxide emissions, and does not pollute the air. No noise.
③ Wide application range. Solar power generation system can be used wherever there is light, and it is not restricted by such factors as region and altitude.
④ No mechanical rotating parts, simple operation and maintenance, stable and reliable operation. As long as a set of photovoltaic system has the sun, the battery modules will generate electricity. In addition, automatic control is adopted now, which basically requires no manual operation.
⑤ Abundant materials for solar cell production: silicon materials are abundant, and the abundance of the crust ranks the second after oxygen, reaching as much as 26%.
⑥ Long service life. The lifetime of crystalline silicon solar cells can be as long as 20-35 years. In the photovoltaic power generation system, as long as the design is reasonable and the type selection is appropriate, the battery life can also be up to 10 years.
⑦ The solar cell module has simple structure, small and light volume, convenient transportation and installation, and short construction period.
⑧ Easy system combination. A plurality of solar cell modules and battery cells are combined to form a solar cell array and a battery pack of the system; Inverters and controllers can also be integrated. The system can be large or small, which is easy to expand.