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STATISTICS

RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS (PVS): 2020

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Statistiche-NSO-2Stock of PVs: 2020 

The stock of PV installations amounted to 29,339 of which 85.0 per cent were installed in the region of Malta and 15.0 per cent were in the Gozo and Comino region. The Northern Harbour and Western districts accounted for 37.6 per cent of the total stock of PV installations with 5,692 and 5,339 installations respectively. When compared to 2019, the stock of PV installations increased by 6.8 per cent. The percentage increases were highest in the South Eastern district (7.5 per cent) and lowest in the Gozo and Comino district (5.4 per cent).

The domestic sector accounted for 93.6 per cent of the total stock of PV installations, followed by the commercial and public sectors, accounting for 5.5 and 0.9 per cent respectively. Most increases in new PV installations resulted from the domestic sector. The Northern Harbour district had the highest stock of PV installations in the domestic sector.

Production of energy from PVs: 2020

Total kWp amounted to 184,563.7, an increase of 19.6 per cent over 2019. The commercial sector amounted to 50.6 per cent of total kWp, followed by 46.4 and 2.9 per cent in the domestic and public sectors respectively. The peak power rating of an average PV system in the domestic sector stood at 3.1 kWp, whereas that for the commercial and public sectors amounted to 57.7 and 20.6 kWp respectively.

When compared to the situation in 2019, generation of energy from grid-connected PVs increased by 20.5 per cent, totalling an estimated value of 233.1 GWh. Most energy was generated in the South Eastern and Northern Harbour districts at 20.8 and 17.3 per cent of the total GWh respectively. Increases were highest in the Northern district (28.4 per cent) and lowest in the Gozo and Comino district (9.6 per cent).

 

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