/24th March 2015, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Poland is a quite interesting market for solar PV projects development due to its political and economic stability, high prices for electricity and heavy dependence on coal lignite in power generation. Polish energy policy should be changed to comply with EU renewable energy policy.
Poland’s neighbouring with Germany, which the largest PV market globally (regarding cumulative installed PV capacity) creates additional pressure and expectations for the development of the Polish photovoltaic market. According to its Renewable Energy Sources Act, which was adopted in February 2015 and approved by the President in March 2015, feed-in tariffs have been introduced for small scale solar and wind installations. According to Poland Photovoltaic Market: Outlook 2015 - 2025 the process behind these legal changes has been quite long and took over 3 years to the Polish government with several editions of this law. All of the editions have been quite controversial and led to many confusions for all investors interested in the Polish solar PV market.
Mandatory targets of the Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources set by EU for Poland are 15 % by 2020. According to the Polish National Renewable Energy Action Plan (2010), an intermediate country’s target is 11.9 % share of RES-electricity in the gross final consumption of electricity by the end of 2015. Feed-in tariffs for small scale photovoltaic power plants in Poland will have 15 years term and a certain quota. When reached this quota would mean a stop of grid connection of new solar PV installations. More information about quota for photovoltaic installations in Poland and about this promising market you may read here: Poland Photovoltaic Market: Outlook 2015 - 2025