Poland to support hybrid projects in upcoming round of solar auctions

Nov 1, 2021 11:49 AM ET
  • Poland is set to hold a series of renewables auctions before completion of the year, including the country's very first that will certainly support hybrid projects.
Poland to support hybrid projects in upcoming round of solar auctions
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The bulk of power is set to be acquired from an auction on 9 December for PV or wind projects with capabilities above 1MW that will occur two days after one more smaller auction for projects below 1MW.

This complies with a comparable style to previous renewables auctions in the country, one of the most current of which occurred earlier this year as well as saw solar prospective buyers awarded 2.2 GW of capacity.

A brand-new enhancement in this round will allow individuals to send bids for hybrid renewables projects via two other auctions occurring on 2 and also 3 December, potentially supporting prospective buyers incorporating solar and wind plants, which could additionally be related to energy storage systems. The rules for these 2 need that the hybrid projects be located in one region or no more than 5 towns that border each other.

The extra renewables sustain comes after Poland deployed 2.2 GW of solar PV last year-- during which time it likewise assigned a further 700MW to PV projects with an auction in December-- leading profession association SolarPower Europe to classify the market "Europe's most current shooting star".

In the auctions previously this year, solar bidders were granted all the ability in the bucket for projects under 1MW as well as 1.2 GW of projects in the classification for plants over 1MW, compared to simply 300MW for wind.

According to a spokesperson from the Polish Photovoltaic Association, that remained in component due to legal restrictions on siting wind farms near household real estate in addition to the "boom that solar energy has actually been experiencing in Poland for a number of years.

A mix of reasonably inexpensive land, excellent solar sources, an affordable labour market and also close collaborations with German project developers as well as equipment producers led consultancy Fitch Solutions to predict that Poland will certainly deploy 13GW of solar over the following years, enhancing from 3.9 GW mounted at the end of last year.

Deployment is readied to be boosted by scheduled projects from Lightsource bp, which this month revealed its entrance into Poland's solar market with a 757MWp do-development offer.

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