Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Solar Country Notes
The average annual level of insolation is 1 070 kWh/m2 in the northern regions of Ukraine and 1 400 kWh/m2 in the southern regions.
The Ukrainian WEC Member Committee states that the potential use of solar energy for energy and heat supply in thousands tons of reference fuel (equal to thousands of tonnes of coal equivalent) is seen as rising as follows: 2005 - 14.6; 2010 - 50.5; 2015 - 145.1; 2020 - 328.0; 2025 - 590.96; 2030 - 927.6.
To achieve the level in 2030, it is planned to bring solar energy capacities up to 2 175 MW, including solar electrical energy up to 1 250 MW with production of 2 010 GWh/yr (0.7 million tons of reference fuel per year), and solar heat energy up to 925 MW (0.2 million tons of reference fuel per year).
Ukraine's main research programmes comprise:
a programme of state support for the development of non-conventional and renewable energy sources and small hydro and thermal energy up to 2010. (Order of Government (Cabinet of Ministers) of Ukraine, No 1505 of 31 December 1997);
a development programme for solar energy in Ukraine (being undertaken by the Ministry of Industry Policy).
Examples of solar energy installations include:
a 5 kW PV system for the Institute of Renewable Energy of the National Academy of Sciences; a 10 kW solar heat supply system for the NAS Botanical Garden; a 10 kW system on Zmyyniy Island in the Black Sea; and a 1 kW installation in the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.