• Ukraine installed 269 MW of total renewable energy capacity during first half of 2018
  • This is the highest amount of RE added since 2015
  • Solar added the highest amount of renewables with 206 MW
  • Ukraine has crossed 1 GW of total PV capacity at the end of June 2018, according to IB Centre, while official data is still below 1 GW

During the first half of 2018, Ukraine added 269 MW of new renewable energy. This is the highest renewable capacity addition since the green feed-in tariff was introduced in 2015. At that time, it led only to 30 MW of renewables.

Of all renewable energy addition during H1/2018, solar power added the highest capacity of 206 MW, according to the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation of Ukraine. Wind turbines followed next with 50 MW installed. Another 7 MW came from biogas, 5 MW from biomass and 1 MW small hydropower plants.

According to Ukraine’s business events organizer IB Centre, the cumulative PV capacity of solar power plants in the country as of December 10, 2017 was 826.1 MW, an increase of over 44% from 573 MW in January 1, 2017 (see Ukraine PV Capacity Grows 44% In 2017). Going by IB Centre’s estimates, Ukraine has crossed 1 GW of total PV capacity at the end of June 2018. It should be 1,032 MW now.

However, Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy (UARE) announced 211 MW of new PV systems installed in 2017, with total installed PV capacity being 741 MW. The government statistics confirm that only 948 MW has been added so far.

Under its National Action Plan for Renewable Energy (NAP RE), Ukraine wants to achieve 11% share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption by 2020. By 2020, the share of PV is scheduled to reach 2.3 GW.