Azerbaijan sees 16% growth in solar power production

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

The production in the sector of electric power, gas and steam production, distribution, and supply amounted to AZN 1,608.3 million in January-August 2021, up 5.4% from a year earlier, Report informs, citing the State Statistical Committee.

The production in the water supply, waste treatment, and processing sector has risen by 11%, settling at AZN 281.2 million.

Azerbaijan produced 17,467.8 million kWh of electric power in the reporting period, up 7.2% from the previous year.

Of this, 945 million kWh was produced at hydropower plants, 14.3% higher than a year ago.

Heating power stations produced 15,897.2 million kWh of energy, 7.2% more than in 2020.

Wind power production fell 16.9% to 57.2 million kWh, and solar power production went up by 16.1% to 37.4 million kWh.