By Forrest Krelin
PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s solar power supply will increase by 10 percent of the region’s total electricity generation in June and July 2021, according to the Independent Climate Tank Amber, which reported on Wednesday.
The 27 countries in the group generated about 39 TWh of solar panels in June and July, and 10.9 TWh from 2018, according to Amber data.
The report also shows that new records have been registered in eight EU countries, including Spain and Germany, as the production and use of panels increases.
“There are some exciting green sprouts in major solar markets, but not generally,” says Amber Charles Moore analyst.
The supply of coal from solar panels has declined to 14% in June and July 2021.
As part of the climate policy package, the European Commission has proposed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Regulations to determine how fast it can be used from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass.
A.D. It aims to increase the share of this renewable energy to 40% by 2030 by 2030.
According to Amber data, Germany has the largest share of solar power in the region, from 11.5 TWh to 13.4 TWh, which is 17% of the country’s total electricity generated during the summer of 2021.
Spain had the largest growth in the summer for more than four years. In 2018, it will double from 3.1 TWh in 2021 to 621 TWh, which is 16% of the country’s total electricity generation by 2021.
The Netherlands has seen its second-largest growth in four years, with nearly three times the production of solar panels to 3.2 TWh in 2018 from 1.1 TWh, expanding the country’s total energy share by 10% to 17%.
In both countries, the dramatic increase in power generation was a “reflection” of the power-hungry law, Charles said.
A.D. In 2021, Italy was the third largest producer of solar panels, but at the same time it did not grow significantly from 5.7 TWh to 6 TWh.
Solar supply in the EU-27 is expected to increase by an average of 14 TWh per year in 2019 and 2020 and is expected to do the same in 2021, but it will double to 30 TWh per year to achieve the 2030 climate goals.
(Reporting by Forrest Crellin, edited by Allison Williams)