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The assessment of solar photovoltaic in Poland: the photovoltaics potential, perspectives and development

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dc.contributor.author Igliński, Bartłomiej
dc.contributor.author Piechota, Grzegorz
dc.contributor.author Kiełkowska, Urszula
dc.contributor.author Kujawski, Wojciech
dc.contributor.author Pietrzak, Michał Bernard
dc.contributor.author Skrzatek, Mateusz
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-20T11:44:20Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-20T11:44:20Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation .Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2022, pp. 1-
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-022-02403-0
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/6768
dc.description.abstract The following article explains the current condition of the photovoltaics sector both in Poland and worldwide. Recently, a rapid development of solar energy has been observed in Poland and is estimated that the country now has about 700,000 photovoltaics prosumers. In October 2021, the total photovoltaics power in Poland amounted to nearly 5.7 GW. The calculated technical potential of photovoltaics in Poland is 153.484 PJ (42.634 TWh). This would cover 26.04% of Poland’s electricity needs. The main aim of the article is to assess the level of development of the photovoltaic market in Poland, the genesis of its creation, description of the current situation and determination of the development opportunities. As part of the aim, programs supporting the development of solar energy in Poland have been described and the SWOT analysis has also been performed. The strengths of photovoltaics include high social acceptance and low costs of photovoltaics system operation, while opportunities include rapidly increasing technological efficiency and decreasing cost of solar systems. On the other hand, weaknesses include the high costs of photovoltaics systems and the disparities in the amount of solar energy reaching the market during the year, whereas climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are threats. In 2020, PV became an investment hit in the energy sector and an economic driver in Poland. In the difficult time of two lockdowns caused by the global pandemic, domestic PV made a significant contribution to the maintenance of investment processes in the amount of PLN 9.5 billion and provided Poland with 35 thousand jobs. In 2020, 1.5% of the country’s electricity came from PV sources. In 2021, it will be 3.5%, and by 2025, solar energy will provide approx. 10% of Poland’s electricity. It is worth examining the development of photovoltaics from a broad and long-term perspective. The spectacular development of photovoltaics in Poland is due to hitting the right time window and reducing technology costs, but most of all, it is based on the cooperation of stakeholders and trust in the regulatory environment.
dc.description.sponsorship UMK
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights CC0 1.0 Universal
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dc.subject Solar energy
dc.subject Poland
dc.subject SWOT analysis
dc.subject Photovoltaic
dc.title The assessment of solar photovoltaic in Poland: the photovoltaics potential, perspectives and development
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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