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Jun 27, 2017

Hungary increases solar power sector

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) said that commercial solar power capacity in Hungary could rise to 2,100 MW by the end of 2018

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) said that commercial solar power capacity in Hungary could rise to 2,100 MW by the end of 2018.

According to MTI, MEKH noted that solar power plants operate on average for 1,050-1,200 hours per year in Hungary, generating enough power for 250 households for each half a megawatt of capacity.

MEKH said that in 2015, commercial power generation capacity using renewable resources stood at 837 MW.

"Hungary introduced a new system of feed-in tariffs for power generators that use renewable resources from the start of this year. Under the system, cost-based prices are paid for power generated using renewable resources, providing an incentive for investments in green energy," they said.