Russia also destroyed 30% of solar generation capacity.
As a result of a full-scale Russian invasion, 90% of the wind power capacity in Ukraine has been decommissioned.
This is reported in a study by REN21, a renewable energy think tank, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Bloomberg.
Also, the aggressor country destroyed 30% of solar generation capacity in Ukraine.
Before the outbreak of full-scale war, Ukraine achieved the largest increase in solar and wind energy among the 17 countries of Central Asia and Southeast Europe, which are included in the UN study. From 2017 to 2021, Ukraine added 8.3 GW of capacity.
“The Russian invasion of Ukraine and its spillover effects on neighboring countries undermine renewable energy production in the short term. At the same time, it sheds new light on the benefits of a rapid energy transition and could spark a surge in renewable energy installations in the region,” the CEO said. REN21 Rana Adib.
Recall that the production of solar energy in the summer in Europe increased by 28% compared to 2021.