Rystad anticipates 270 GW of new renewables in 2022

Dec 28, 2021 01:34 PM ET
  • The globe has added 227 GW of brand-new renewable energy capacity in 2021 for a 4.7% annual rise and is anticipated to hit 270 GW next year thanks to growth in solar and hydrogen, according to research study by Rystad Energy.
Rystad anticipates 270 GW of new renewables in 2022
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The independent energy research and company knowledge company says that in 2021 boosts have actually been recorded in mounted utility solar photovoltaic or pv (PV), residential solar PV, offshore wind, battery and various other forms of energy storage, but not in onshore wind, generally due to the relaxing of Chinese subsidies in the sector. Onshore wind deployment around the world is estimated to stop by about 20 GW on the year to around 85 GW in 2021 and by an additional 15 GW in 2022. In 2023, this negative trend is likely to be turned around due to skyrocketing demand for renewables.

On the other hand, this year was especially valuable for household solar PV, which has actually managed to surpass new commercial and industrial (C&I) in terms of yearly capacity enhancements for the first time. Residential solar PV capacity setups have risen to 25.2 GW in 2021 from 18.9 GW in 2020. C&I solar additions lowered to 19.9 GW from 20.6 GW.

While brand-new utility solar installations increased by 15%, the year might have been more outstanding for this section otherwise for the deferment or hold-up of 20 GW of projects, Rystad Energy states, noting that up to a more 50 GW could be held off or terminated in 2022 because of an anticipated rise in module prices.

The research company additionally takes note of electrolyser-based hydrogen manufacturing as they come hand in hand with new solar PV and wind enhancements. In the first 11 months of 2021, designers around the globe have revealed 245 GW of green hydrogen projects, which is 6 times the degrees seen in 2020. Most of that comes from localised clusters such as 30 GW in Mauritania and 45 GW in Kazakhstan.

As per real electrolyser enhancements in 2021, they rose to 0.8 GW from 0.04 GW in 2020.


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