It is predicted that solar energy in Europe is going to see a surge in outputs because of summer heatwaves, as per Sun Investment Group Poland. As a matter of fact, in the year 2018, there has been a significant increase in the production of solar energy – 20 percent, to be exact – during what has become one of the hottest summers.

Basically, Europe has seen an unprecedented heatwave. As per Oxford University, this is the result of climate change and can offer a glimpse of what future summers are going to look like – or better yet, feel like.

The heatwave has not necessarily been pleasant. As a matter of fact, it caused a glacier to melt in Austria; it caused fires in Sweden; and it even caused some unfortunate deaths. Farmers are worried about a possible crisis with regard to food supply. Even the wind-power industry has been negatively impacted because of the drought. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

The Future Looks Bright for Solar Energy Output

There is a negative correlation between solar irradiance and wind speed deviations, as per solar irradiance data from earlier this summer. What does this mean? To put it simply, solar power was above average when wind power dropped below average. The prediction (according to European experts) with regard to renewable energy, is that future summers in Europe are going to be dry and warm. This is a positive for solar energy output. There was a 20 percent increase in the continent’s solar energy market with regard to output because of the hottest summer in recent history, as per Sun Investment Group Poland’s General Manager, Dr. Rafał Rzeszotarski. According to Rzeszotarski, there is a concern about climate change and more droughts.

The frequency of major heatwaves is becoming more and more common. In the past, they might have happened only every decade or so, but today, they are numerous. Unfortunately, the occurrence is likely going to only increase. The one plus to come out of these extremely hot summers? Solar energy production. In Poland, the expectation is that there will continuously be higher than predicted outputs.

Andrzej Duda, President of Poland, has made a commitment to meet the European Union’s renewable energy targets for 2020. The goal is to ultimately have 15 percent of total energy consumption come from renewable sources, like solar.

Rzeszotarski commented on the fact that solar energy will benefit from primary traditional energy sources in Poland. Solar power can be utilized to stabilize the energy system.

The first of 43 Polish solar energy plants opened in July in Gralewo thanks to Sun Investment Group. Once all the plants are completed, the Polish solar energy portfolio for Sun Investment Group will represent a good amount of the total as it relates to the solar energy market in Poland – 15 percent, to be precise.

An Increase of Solar Production

It is Rzeszotarski’s belief that solar production will increase because of climate change. What does this mean? It means it is a wise idea to consider diversification when it comes to renewable energy. So, focus on more than wind energy. Focus on solar, too. And don’t just focus on solar – look at wind! It goes both ways.

Stay in the solar – or clean energy – loop. Continue to follow solar news and learn how solar is making a difference across the globe. See how other countries are working hard to keep the planet healthy and clean through abundant sources such as solar power. How is solar being used where you live to make a positive difference?

Sources:

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/solar-energy-output-increase/51375/

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/president-duda-signs-amendment-to-help-meet-eus-renewable-energy-targets/48905/

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