Poland’s installed solar capacity exceeds 17GW

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
ReneSola Power PV plant
Poland has updated its installed solar PV target to 29.3GW by 2030. Image: ReneSola Power

Poland’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity surpassed 17GW as of the end of 2023, according to the Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO), a Polish research group.

By the end of December 2023, Poland’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity reached 17,057MW, the highest among all renewables. Solar was followed by wind (9,428MW) and hydro (979MW).

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

Poland’s new solar additions reached 4.6GW last year. The IEO calculated this figure based on another of its studies, published in May 2023, as Poland’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity was over 12.4GW as of the end of 2022.

Poland has been increasing its installed solar capacity in recent years. As of the end of the third quarter of 2023, the country boasted 18GW of solar PV projects with grid connection approvals issued, according to the IEO.

The research group said there were a total of 6,929 projects that had obtained grid connection approvals by the third quarter of 2023. Compared to the previous database with information at the end of the first quarter of 2023, there was a 41% increase in the number of projects and a 46% increase in total generation capacity.

More recently, Polish transmission system operator (TSO) Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) announced a plan to invest PLN64 billion (US$16 billion) in new transmission lines by 2034. In its new draft development plan between 2025-2034, the TSO aims to add over 4,800km of new 400kV line tracks to upgrade Poland’s grid and would allow for 45GW of solar PV capacity to be added to the grid by 2034. Utility-scale PV projects would contribute around 20GW of capacity and rooftop solar 25GW.

In its updated national energy climate plan (NECP), Poland aims to have 29.3GW of installed solar PV by 2030, 22GW more than the previous NECP, submitted in 2019.

PV Tech publisher Solar Media will be organising the second edition of Large Scale Solar Southern Europe in Athens, Greece during 2-3 July 2024. The event will focus on an ever-growing market such as Southern Europe with a packed programme of panels, presentations and fireside chats from industry leaders responsible for the build-out of solar PV projects in Greece, Turkey and Croatia. For more information, including how to attend, please go to the official website.

2 July 2024
Athens, Greece
The summit will address the most pressing challenges, opportunities, and trends in the solar power production industry, as well as exploring its complimentary technologies: Energy Storage and Green Hydrogen.
8 October 2024
San Francisco Bay Area, USA
PV Tech has been running an annual PV CellTech Conference since 2016. PV CellTech USA, on 8-9 October 2024 is our second PV CellTech conference dedicated to the U.S. manufacturing sector. The event in 2023 was a sell out success and 2024 will once again gather the key stakeholders from PV manufacturing, equipment/materials, policy-making and strategy, capital equipment investment and all interested downstream channels and third-party entities. The goal is simple: to map out PV manufacturing in the U.S. out to 2030 and beyond.
26 November 2024
Málaga, Spain
Understanding PV module supply to the European market in 2025. PV ModuleTech Europe 2024 is a two-day conference that tackles these challenges directly, with an agenda that addresses all aspects of module supplier selection; product availability, technology offerings, traceability of supply-chain, factory auditing, module testing and reliability, and company bankability.
11 March 2025
Frankfurt, Germany
The conference will gather the key stakeholders from PV manufacturing, equipment/materials, policy-making and strategy, capital equipment investment and all interested downstream channels and third-party entities. The goal is simple: to map out PV manufacturing out to 2030 and beyond.

Read Next

May 23, 2024
The flurry of recent tariff changes for solar imports to the US is likely to make products from Southeast Asia less attractive to buyers, according to renewables analysis firm Clean Energy Associates (CEA).
May 22, 2024
Over 200MW of new solar PV capacity will be brought online in New Zealand following two new partnerships established in the last week.
May 22, 2024
Singapore-headquartered solar manufacturer Maxeon has received a notice of non-compliance from the Nasdaq stock exchange for failing to file its financial statements on time.
May 21, 2024
US renewable energy company RWE Clean Energy has acquired 400MW of Solar PV and 199MW of standalone battery energy storage system (BESS) assets from Galehead Development.
May 21, 2024
US utility Appalachian Power is seeking project proposals for 1.1GW of new solar PV, energy storage or wind power capacity.
May 20, 2024
The US Department of Energy (DOE) will invest US$71 million into specific solar manufacturing projects across the value chain.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
May 29, 2024
11am (EDT) / 5pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
June 4, 2024
London, UK
Upcoming Webinars
June 11, 2024
3:00 PM (BST) / 4:00 PM (CEST)
Solar Media Events
July 2, 2024
Athens, Greece