In 2013, Worldwide Solar Power Installations Will Overtake Wind For The First Time

Solar energy

The solar energy’s potential in Azerbaijan is 5,000 megawatts, representative of the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, Jamil Melikov said on Nov. 1 at a round table meeting.


According to him, the potential of wind energy in the country is 4,500 megawatts, biomass – 1,500 megawatts, geothermal energy – 800 megawatts, and small hydro power plants – 350 megawatts.

The representative of the State Agency said the by 2020 the share of solar energy in the total amount of Azerbaijan’s alternative energy is forecasted to reach 40 per cent, and wind power to reach 28 per cent.