For 3 quarters of 2020, 5655 solar farms were built by households in Ukraine. Currently, there are only 27,623 of them. The capacity has grown from 553 MW at the end of 2019 to 712 MW as for now.
But the thing is that the leaders in the number and even the capacity of installed solar electrical installations are not the most southern and warmest regions.
Leaders in quantity
In terms of the number of installed SPPs, Dnipropetrovsk region holds the lead with 3776 stations. The "silver and bronze winners", Ternopil and Kyiv regions, with 2361 and 2206 stations, respectively, are significantly inferior to it.
Leaders in the number of solar power plants per 1000 people
Analyzing the number of the population and the number of built solar farms, the picture is a little different.
The leader among the regions in terms of the number of installed household solar power plants per 1000 people is Ternopil region – 2.18, followed by Kirovohrad with 1.51 and Ivano-Frankivsk with 1.48.
Leaders in power
Dnipropetrovsk region is also leading in terms of the dynamics of the power of solar electrical installations – 103 MW. The second place is taken by Ternopil region with 66 MW, and the third is Ivano-Frankivsk with 53 MW.
The leader in terms of the number of installed stations, Dnipropetrovsk region, is only 7th in terms of the number of solar power plants per 1000 inhabitants – 1.18.
Interestingly, Kyiv is at the end of every list. In terms of the number of solar farms, Kyiv is the penultimate with 206 stations. In terms of the number of installations per 1000 people – 22nd place, 0.22 (the same as in Zaporizhzhia region and a little more than in Donetsk), and the capital is not among the first in terms of the capacity of installed household solar power plants.