arge-scale PV for the first time among the winners of the RES auction The Energy Regulatory Office announced yesterday the results of the auction for the sale of electricity from renewable energy sources in wind and solar installations with a capacity above 1 MW. 

For the first time among the winners of this technology segment there were 40 MW of solar projects. 

The minimum price at which the energy was sold is 162.83 PLN / MWh, and the maximum price is 233.29 PLN / MWh. Considering the current average market energy prices at the level of 200 – 220 PLN / MWh, the results of the auction show that renewable energy is cheaper than energy from coal❗️

The solar industry is waiting for the announcement of the next RES auctions for 2020. The rate of development of the solar sector will depend on the amount of energy that the government will contract. 

Photovoltaics, thanks to the short investment cycle, can provide end users with green and cheap energy faster than other low-emission technologies. 
The development of large photovoltaic farms is currently the only way to quickly increase new RES capacity in the Polish power system, and thus to meet the EU 🇪🇺 goals that are at risk. 
According to the calculations of the Polish Photovoltaic Association, approximately 2,000 MW of new capacity would fill this “gap” of RES. 
Congratulations to the winners! ☀️