The well-known russian news agency is about the current state and perspectives of development of solar energy in Armenia. “Alternative energy, which will allow the country to reduce energy imports, has good prospects due to a large number of sunny days”, the report said.
French France-Presse (AFP) notes: “According to the” Energy Roadmap “adopted by the Government, Armenia’s energy needs will be spent from renewable energy sources up to 8% during the next four years”.
The strategic document states that the country’s solar power generation capacity is approximately 3,000 MW, which is enough to meet domestic demand and “clean” energy exports. According to the Armenian government, the country has advantages over European countries, which actively invest in solar energy technologies. For example, in Armenia, 1.7 thousand kilowatts of sunlight per year for a square meter of land, and in Europe on average 1,000 kilowatts per year.
Armenian Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan said that the consortium of investors from 10 countries will soon start building a solar power plant by 55 MW. The World Bank is one of the investors and has allocated $ 60 million for the project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “To ensure its energy security and independence, Armenia, as well as any other country, strives to use different energy sources,” said Harutyunyan.