Greece, Solar installed capacity in the country is on the right track to soon overtake wind installed capacity

, SEE Energy News

According to data published by Greek renewable energy market operator DAPEEP, solar installed capacity in the country is on the right track to soon overtake wind installed capacity, after the huge increase of interest in solar projects inn the first half of the year.

If the trend continues, solar capacity in Greece, for the first time, will surpass wind capacity by the end of this year.

Currently, Greek wind installed capacity stands at 4,294 MW, while its solar capacity amounts to 4,173 MW, with additional 371 MW in rooftop installations.

In May alone, Greek RES capacity increased by 207.4 MW, of which 153.2 MW in solar capacity, followed by wind with 51.8 MW, small hydropower plants with 1.7 MW and biomass power plants with 0.7 MW.

DAPEEP expects that total RES capacity in 2022 will reach 1,900 MW, of which 950 MW would be in solar capacity, 910 MW in wind capacity, 15 MW in biomass, 15 MW in cogeneration projects and 10 MW in small hydropower plants.

Greek total RES installed capacity reached 9,300 at the end of May, compared to 8.500 MW at the end of 2021.