Ukrainians choose power generation from solar energy

Created date

15 08 2016

In Ukraine there are more and more private households who take care about its energy independence, choose alternative energy sources and install solar panels to produce electricity. The state, in turn, gives them encouragement - "green" tariff.

"Today 430 private households have already installed solar panels with total installed capacity of 5.06 MW. For comparison, in 2015 there were 244 such initiative homeowners and in 2014 only 21", - said Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, commenting the statistic data.

According to Sergiy Savchuk, such positive statistics is a result of an effective Law of Ukraine dated June 4, 2015 № 514-VIII that ensures competitive conditions for power generation from alternative energy sources.

"This law introduced the "green" tariff for purchase of electricity produced by solar power plants with capacity of up to 30 kW set by private households. What's the most important is that the tariff is fixed to the euro, allowing neutralize the inflation risks", - said Sergiy Savchuk, adding that households who have installed solar panels in 2016 can sell their excess power to the grid at a price of 19.01 cents per 1 kWh.

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