EUROPEAN SOLAR POWER UP
ENERDATA - 6 Jan 2021 - According to Solar Heat Europe, the total installed solar thermal capacity in Europe grew by 2.5% to 37 GWth in 2019. Newly installed capacity increased by 3.4% and reached almost 1.6 GWth, which is higher than the growth registered in 2018 (2.4%). The highest increase in cumulative capacity was observed in Bulgaria (+15%), Denmark and Poland (over 10% growth). At the end of 2019, the country with the largest capacity in operations was Germany (nearly 13.6 GWth), followed by Greece (3.4 GWth) and Italy (3.4 GWth). There are over 10 million solar thermal systems installed in Europe, generating a total of 26.3 TWhth. The total solar thermal energy storage capacity available amounts to 185 GWhth.