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Georgia’s Annual Solar Power Generation Potential Equals to 34 000 tons of Conditional Fuel

Annual solar power generation potential in Georgia equals to 34 000 tons of conditional fuel.

According to the 2016-2025 strategy of the Energy Ministry, the territory of Georgia is divided in 14 districts in the hottest period of the sun direct radiance, of which the Iori Upland is considered to be the most perspective zone for solar power generation and the least perspective zone is located at the Black Sea coastline.

“Solar radiance is effective and continuous in Georgia. Annual duration of solar light is about 1900-22007 hours in the country. At the same time, the working hours in winter period is 10-15% and in summer – 30-35%.

Annual solar radiance due to regions ranges from 1300 to 2500 kw.hour/square meters.

Total annual potential of solar power in Georgia is equivalent to 34 000 tons of conditional fuel.

The country employs only unimportant potential of solar power, while autonomy micro power stations working on solar energy photo electric transformers provide optimal resources for power supply to highland regions of Georgia”, the document reads.