Solar energy is a development engine for clean energy market in Ukraine
= Summary report of the first international trade show SOLAR Ukraine 2018 =
Recently, market of renewable energy sources has been actively developing in Ukraine, and solar energy plays a key role in this process. According to Energy Strategy of Ukraine, by 2035 the share of electricity generated from solar energy in total energy balance of the country is going to increase by 12%.
Solar energy sector is developing dynamically. In 2017, about $250 million was invested in solar energy in Ukraine, which is almost 2 times more than in 2016. In the first quarter of 2018, the total energy capacity of solar energy stations (SES) operating at ‘green’ tariff has reached 841 MW. At the same time, only in 3 months other 100 MW of stations were installed, which is almost half of capacity of the SES, launched in 2017.
Moreover, the first international trade show SOLAR Ukraine 2018, which was held on April 17-20, 2018 in Kyiv, is the best confirmation of a positive market trend. The event was represented by 38 Ukrainian and foreign companies that introduced the latest developments in the field of solar energy generation and its use: solar panels, photomodules, modular mini-power plants, intelligent energy consumption accounting systems, automated electricity accounting systems, electric cable diagnostics systems and much more.
Booths of exhibitors offered the most relevant tendencyies and complex solutions, consultancy and new contacts with suppliers and partners. The key audience of SOLAR Ukraine 2018 was presented by executives of companies and industrial enterprises, energy engineers, heat engineers, supply experts, etc.
Taking into account the priority of solar energy market development in Ukraine, the trade show SOLAR Ukraine 2018 showed a great potential for development. That is why immediately after its ending, organizers began planning event for the next year.