• On its social media handle, PSE has announced aggregate solar power capacity of Poland to have reached 1,299.6 MW, as on January 1, 2020
  • As per data submitted to the agency, it claims this is a growth of 175.7% over previous year
  • PSE’s numbers are closest to GlobalData’s 2019 forecast of 1.2 GW to 1.3 GW PV addition

Polish government owned transmission system operator, Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. (PSE) says cumulative solar PV capacity of the Eastern European country on January 1, 2020 was 1,299.6 MW. The agency shared on its Twitter account that this reflects an annual growth of 175.7% in 2019.

According to the Dec. 2019 released EU Market Outlook 2019-2023 of SolarPower Europe, Poland had 464 MW of PV capacity installed till the end of 2018 and added 784 MW in 2019, which resulted in a total of around 1.24 GW; the association expects the country to flaunt a figure of over 3.5 GW by 2023.

Data and analytics firm GlobalData for PV also sees PV in Poland to be between 1.2 GW to 1.3 GW by end of 2019, while it forecasts 3.15 GW by 2022 (see 3.15 GW Solar PV For Poland By 2022, Says Research).

Guidance for the year 2019 as envisioned by Polish Renewable Energy Institute IEO was around 1.5 GW as 700 MW mark had been exceeded till May 2019.

In the December 20, 2019 renewable energy auction for wind and solar PV projects with more than 1 MW capacity, the Energy Regulatory Authority (URE) awarded 759 MW capacity with the lowest price discovered as PLN 269 ($70.77) per MWh.

Local energy company PGE Energia Odnawialna announced winning contracts for four solar farms of 1 MW each in Lubelskie, Podkarpackie and Lubuskie Voivodships regions. Its winning projects were PV Bliskowice, PV Lesko, PV Lutol1 and PV Lutol2. The company said it will develop the projects between 2021 and 2035.

Germany’s innogy said it won 42 projects, each with 1 MW capacity, in the same auction through its local subsidiary (see Innogy Secures 42 MW In Polish PV Tender).