The capacity of facilities generating electricity from renewable sources of energy in Ukraine by the end of 2019 could reach 5.473 GW, which is 2.6 times (by 3.356 GW) more than at the end of 2018.
This is evidenced by the presentation posted on the website of the National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER).
Over the year, the total capacity of wind farms will be 1.136 GW (2.1 times more than the amount established at the end of 2018), solar stations some 4.087 GW (three times more), biomass some 140 MW (42.8% more), and small hydroelectric plants some 110 MW (up by 11.1%).
The estimated cost of energy produced from renewable energy sources in the period will double to UAH 28.016 billion.
According to the commission, as of September 10, the total installed capacity of renewable energy facilities was 3.387 GW. Since the beginning of this year, Ukraine has installed 1.27 GW of “green” capacities, which is 1.7 times more than for the whole of 2018.