Upbeat growth seen in Hungarian household solar power capacity

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Hungary’s solar power capacity has increased significantly as the number of household scale solar panel (HMKE) units increased more in the first three months of 2022 than in the first quarter of 2021, l record year, reports Portfolio. According to data from the Hungarian Energy and Utilities Regulatory Agency (MEKH), the nationwide domestic solar panel capacity in Hungary increased by 70 megawatts of energy, reaching its current total of 1195 megawatts in first quarter of this year.

Hungarian solar power capacity has grown exponentially since 2012, with the 2021 record marking a major growth of 406 megawatts. As the numbers rise in 2022, it should be noted that in 2021 many people waited to invest in solar energy, and the record was reached in the second quarter of the year.

The total national stock of solar power units increased by 6,686 during this quarter, of which 6,564 units were residential installations. 85.3% (102,313) of the 141,135 solar units are owned by individuals, while 20,822 are owned by companies, institutions and other non-individuals. The size of household units is of course smaller, with an average power capacity of around 6.8 kilowatts, while non-physical person installations average around 18.4 kilowatts.

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The total scale of national photovoltaic capacity in Hungary is expected to be over 3,262 megawatts, with the 2030 target of 6,000 megawatts looking realistic to achieve.

Photo illustrated by Csaba Krizsán/MTI

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