Over 10,000 residents in Lithuania will produce solar energy by the end of next year, according to state-controlled holding company, Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy).
The 5-fold increase is influenced by law changes, allowing remote solar power plants. Energy produced off-site can then be “virtually” transferred to be used in private apartments.
Residents and multiple stakeholders can claim funding to construct a solar plant in their summer home, for instance, or a third party’s plot of land.
Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas (Lithuanian Energy Supply) is creating an online platform, Saules Parkai (Solar Parks), that will allow residents to buy-out or rent a part of a remote solar power.
Currently, there are 1,964 solar energy producers in Lithuania, according to the National Energy Regulatory Council (VERT), rising from 767 producers a year ago. (LRT/Business World Magazine)