Solar park in Žeimiai, Lithuania
Solar park in Kuršėnai with 5MW capacity in 2021
Wind turbines in Tauragė County, Lithuania

Renewable energy in Lithuania constitutes some energy produced in the country. In 2016, it constituted 27.9% of the country's overall electricity generation.[1][2] Previously, the Lithuanian government aimed to generate 23% of total power from renewable resources by 2020, the goal was achieved in 2014 (23.9%).

Statistics

Renewable energy in Lithuania by type (as of 2022):[3]

Renewable energy resources consumption structure
%
Solid biofuel
70.7%
Wind energy
7.3%
Biofuel
6.7%
Ambient heat
4.7%
Municipal and industrial waste
4.5%
Biogas
2.3%
Hydropower
2.2%
Solar energy
1.6%

Biomass

Solid biofuel or biomass represents the most common source of renewable energy in Lithuania.[3] Most commonly used are firewood and wood as well as agricultural waste.[3] It is primarily used to produce heat, but is also used for electricity production.[3]

Biofuel

Vilnius Biofuel Power Plant
Biofuels[4]
Consumption 2005 (GWh) Consumption 2006 (GWh) Consumption 2007 (GWh)
Total Total Biodiesel Bioethanol Total Biodiesel Bioethanol
97 226 162 64 612 477 135

Biogas

Year 2009 2010 2011
Capacity (million m3) 9.8 20.9 23.2

Hydroelectricity

Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant

Geothermal energy

Solar power

Solar potential of Lithuania

In 2022, Lithuania had capacity of 568 MW of solar power (compared to only 2.4 MWh power in 2010).[7][8]

As of 2012, Lithuania has 1,580 small (from several kilowatts to 2,500 kW) solar power plants with a total installed capacity of 59.4 MW which produce electricity for the country, and has an uncounted number of private power plants which make electricity only for their owners.[9]

Wind power

Installed wind power capacity in Lithuania and generation in recent years is shown in the table below:[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Year 1998-2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Capacity (MW) 0 6 6 48 51 54 91 133 202 275 279 288 436 509 518 533 534 671 671 814

See also

References

  1. ^ "Energetikos statistika 2016 M".
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d "Environment, Agriculture and Energy in Lithuania (edition 2023)". Statistics Lithuania. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  4. ^ Biofuels barometer 2007 – EurObserv’ER Systèmes solaires Le journal des énergies renouvelables n° 179, s. 63–75, 5/2007
  5. ^ "Kauno Algirdo Brazausko hidroelektrinė". 15min. Archived from the original on 24 March 2023. Retrieved 9 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Implementation Completion Report". The World Bank. 2005. p. 4. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  7. ^ https://www.developmentaid.org/api/frontend/cms/file/2023/03/IRENA_RE_Capacity_Statistics_2023.pdf
  8. ^ "Energetikos statistika 2010 m. keitėsi šalies kuro ir energijos sąnaudų struktūra" (in Lithuanian). stat.gov.lt. 5 June 2011. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Suvilioti dosnių išmokų puolė statyti saulės jėgaines" (in Lithuanian). delfi.lt. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Wind in power - 2009 European statistics" (PDF). ewea.org. February 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Wind in power - 2010 European statistics" (PDF). ewea.org. February 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Wind in power - 2011 European statistics" (PDF). ewea.org. February 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Wind in power in Europe 1998-2009" (XLS). ewea.org. February 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  14. ^ http://www.ewea.org/fileadmin/files/library/publications/statistics/Wind_in_power_annual_statistics_2012.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  15. ^ "Vėjo energetika Lietuvoje".
  16. ^ https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2020/Mar/IRENA_RE_Capacity_Statistics_2020.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  17. ^ https://www.developmentaid.org/api/frontend/cms/file/2023/03/IRENA_RE_Capacity_Statistics_2023.pdf

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