Azerbaijan’s solar power plant preparing to connect new solar panels (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 28
By Ilkin Shafiyev – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s Pirallahi solar power plant is preparing to connect new solar panels, Azalternativenerji LLC under the State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources told Trend Aug. 28.
"In general, 4,400 solar panels have been installed here, 1,920 of them have been already connected, the remaining 2,480 are being prepared for connection," the company said.
The solar power plant generated 1.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity worth about 86,000 manats from May 22, 2014 to July 1, 2018.
Moreover, 1.816 million kilowatt-hours of electricity of that volume were sold.
The contract cost of the solar power plant project is 14.7 million manats.
In January-July 2018, Azerbaijan’s wind farms produced 14.1 million kilowatt hours of electricity, which is 63.9 percent more than in January-July 2017, while solar power plants generated 23.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity, says a report of the State Statistics Committee.
According to the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, the country’s wind energy potential is 350 megawatts, 50 megawatts account for solar energy, and during the next few years it will be possible to reach the level of 20 megawatts in bioenergy.
Azerbaijan’s power plants generated 13.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January-July 2018 that is 2.6 percent more than in the same period of 2017, according to the report.
The report says that 12.99 billion kilowatt hours of the total electricity generated in January-July 2018 accounted for commercial electricity, which is 3.1 percent more than in January-July 2017.
(1.7 manats = $1 on Aug. 28)
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