Lithuania’s installed capacity of solar power plants has exceeded the symbolic limit of one gigawatt (GW), according to a recent review conducted by the Lithuanian Energy Agency (LEA).
The exact installed capacity of wind farms is 1,224 megawatts (MW), the LEA confirmed – with the total installed capacity of solar and wind power plants in Lithuania currently amounting to 2,266 MW.
Lithuania has the largest renewables capacity among the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), Lithuanian Ministry of Energy said in a press release.
“The goal by 2025 Having a network of 1.2 GW of wind and 1 GW of solar power plants in Lithuania was included in the program of this Government – so we implemented one of the tasks of the Government’s program a year earlier,” said Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivys.
in 2023 the global electricity survey shows that Lithuania is the second country in the world (after Kenya) in terms of solar energy development. According to Minister Kreivis, the demand for electricity in Lithuania will increase at times in the coming decades due to the growth of electricity consumption and industrial decarbonisation, so it is necessary to continue to ensure the speed of development of renewable energy.