Solar Ukraine 2018 is the first international trade show, dedicated to the generation and utilization of solar energy in Ukraine. It will be held simultaneously with elcomUkraine 2018 on the territory of the exhibition venue, KyivExpoPlaza (Kyiv, Salyutnaya 2-B).
In recent years, one of the areas of renewable energy, which is intensively developing in Ukraine, is solar energy. The start was laid in 2009 from the moment of state adoption of a package of legislative acts providing guarantees, conditions and preferences to manufacturers of equipment and technologies, installers, legal entities and individuals of all forms of ownership that use solar energy for their own needs and for business.
The solar energy market in Ukraine is developing and demonstrating the rapid growth in all segments (materials, equipment, technologies, installations, development, etc.) It has sufficient potential for future growth (from less than 1 GW in 2017 to more than 5 GW until 2020).
The current state program “Green Tariff” in Ukraine aims to stimulate economic entities of all forms of ownership to use renewable energy sources. The program is developed in close cooperation with international institutions such as IMF, GEF, FCT, supported by investments from IBRD, EBRD, EIB (USELF, UKEEP) and is based on the guarantee of unchanged legislative field until 2030 in Ukraine.
Nowadays, the rate of the “green tariff" in Ukraine is one of the highest in the world, payments are connected to the euro rate. The system of mutual relations of the state and objects of generation of electric energy of all forms of ownership in selling, accounting and utilization of electricity received from solar energy is fully formed and operates well.
The current legislation of Ukraine:
- The Law of Ukraine No. 1220-VI of 01.04.2009 http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1220-17
"On Amending the Law of Ukraine "On Electric Power Industry" in Part of Stimulating the Use of Alternative Energy Sources"
- The Law of Ukraine No. 514-VIII of 04.06.2015 http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/514-19
"On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding Provision of Competitive Conditions for Electricity Generation from Alternative Energy Sources"
- Resolution of the National Security and Defense Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 508 of 31.03.2016 http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/z0619-16
"On the establishment of “green” tariffs for electricity"
All these measures ensure the rapid development of solar generation. Ukraine's Energy Strategy predicts an increase in the share of electricity received from solar energy up to 12% in the total energy balance of the country by 2035.