Last Updated on Friday, 21 June, 2019 at 5:42 pm by Christian Keszthelyi
Renewable energy harvested from grid-connected photo voltaic (PV) systems was up by 16.9% to an estimated at 189.6 Gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2018, as compared to the preceding year, according to National Statistics Office (NSO) figures.
In 2018, the stock of PV installations amounted to 25,007 of which 84.5% were installed in Malta and 15.5% were in Gozo and Comino. The Northern Harbour and Western districts in Malta accounted for 37.5% of the total stock of PV installations with 4,831 and 4,544 installations, respectively.
When compared to 2017, new installations increased by 9.5%. The percentage increases were highest in the Southern Harbour district (11.7%) and lowest in the districts of Gozo and Comino (8.3%), according to the NSO figures.
In addition, the domestic sector reported 93.9% of the total stock of PV installations. The commercial and public sectors accounting for 5.1% and 1%, respectively.
The full report including charts and visual representation of data is available for download at the website of NSO.