Austria might develop into a gigawatt marketplace for the primary time in 2022. Its cumulative photo voltaic capability is probably set to hit 4 GW, up from 2.78 GW on the finish of 2021. The nation is predicted to put in greater than 1 GW of photo voltaic yearly till 2030.
Austria would possibly set up 1.2 GW of extra photo voltaic in 2022, in keeping with the Austrian PV Know-how Platform (TPPV). If the prediction pans out, the nation will develop into a gigawatt marketplace for the primary time.
“In 2022 we anticipate an additional enhance, considerably greater than 1 GW, perhaps 1.1 GW, 1.2 GW, or extra,” TPPV Chair Hubert Fechner advised pv journal. “We see a dynamic of the PV market which is extraordinary proper now. That is true, like final yr, in each the residential and ground-mounted sectors. This growth comes fairly near the numbers we would want with the intention to fulfill our nationwide targets.”
Fechner predicts Austria will set up between 1.2 GW to 1.5 GW in 2023 and yearly as much as 2030. The nation could attain 4 GW of cumulative photo voltaic capability in 2022, up from 2.78 GW in 2021. On the predicted progress fee, Austria might attain its aim of 13 GW of photo voltaic capability by 2030.
Final yr, Austria added 739.7 MW of photo voltaic, with decentralized PV contributing 655.7 MW and centralized PV 83.5 MW. Fechner is the writer of a current report on PV functions in Austria in 2021, revealed by the Worldwide Power Company Photovoltaic Energy Methods Programme (IEA-PVPS)’s Activity 1.
Centralized initiatives took a bigger market share in Austria for the primary time in 2021, in keeping with Fechner. The pattern is predicted to proceed in 2022 and past.
“This was the beginning of a interval for a market that’s far more diversified,” he stated, noting that he expects ground-mounted initiatives to account for roughly one-quarter of the put in capability in 2022.
Fechner stated one of many major challenges for photo voltaic’s steady progress is public acceptance of grounded-mounted methods, which doesn’t but match the excessive acceptance of PV installations in current buildings. Different challenges embody enhancing the allowing course of and grid stability.