SÓLIDA makes its debut at Kongres PV in Warsaw

The event takes place on May 27th and 28th in the Polish capital.

SÓLIDA is participating for the first time in the prestigiousKongres PV in Warsaw, Poland. The event, deemed the most important in the solar industry in the country, is proving to be an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the photovoltaic market in Poland. Our colleague Mario Rodríguez is present at the event, representing SÓLIDA and participating in various sessions and debates.

Currently, Poland has 18 GW of installed solar energy capacity and a total of 30 GW of renewable energy. The goal by 2030 is to increase these figures to 30 GW of solar and 50 GW of renewables, reflecting the country’s commitment to transitioning to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

One of the main challenges mentioned at the congress is the electrical grid infrastructure. The grid in Poland is designed for large, centralized thermal plants, which makes it difficult to integrate the decentralized production characteristic of renewable energies. This situation has paradoxically led to curtailments in renewable energy generation almost daily, despite energy supply issues and high energy prices.

Furthermore, it has been pointed out that these grid curtailments could increase in the future, resulting in a halt to grid connection permits. Although the grid reform is expected to be effective in 2027-2028, with secured funding for this purpose, no new connection permits will be granted until then. However, the market will remain active, focusing on the construction of plants that have already obtained permits.

Another notable trend is the growing importance of battery integration in renewable energy projects. Although there is still a lack of regulatory framework to incentivize investment in battery energy storage systems (BESS), it is recognized that these solutions will be crucial for improving the stability and efficiency of the grid.

In conclusion, the Polish renewable energy market demonstrates significant potential and ambition, albeit facing significant challenges that need to be addressed. With secured funding for grid reform and a focus on solutions such as battery integration, Poland is well-positioned to overcome these obstacles.

At SÓLIDA, we are excited to be part of these discussions and contribute to the future of renewable energy in Poland, where we already accumulate over 1.5 GW of experience.