Solar electricity target reached early

Peter Stanners, The CopenHagen Post:

Researchers say solar should make up an even larger share of the energy mix while climate minister warns that solar subsidies may be axed.

Solar electricity has increased so quickly in Denmark that already this year it may reach the 200 megawatt target that was set for 2020.

With solar electricity increasing hundred-fold since 2010 – 36 additional megawatts are added every month – Dansk Energi, Energinet.dk and DONG Electricity estimate that solar energy will contribute 1,000 MW by 2020 and 3,400 MW by 2030 if the current rate continues.

The rapid increase in solar energy is mostly due to investments by private households and has helped increase the share of Danish electricity produced by renewable sources toward the 35 percent target set for 2020 and the 100 percent target for 2050.

Denmark currently produces 22 percent of its electricity from renewable electricity though the 200 MW produced through solar will still only amount to about 0.5 percent of all the electricity produced in Denmark…. Read more

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