Azerbaijan gets 16 times rise in solar power production

# 15:31
24 January 2017

In 2016 the production and services in the sector of production, distribution and supply of electricity, gas and steam made up AZN 1,806.0 million, down 0.5% by contrast to a year earlier.


Production in the water supply, waste treatment and processing sector dropped 0.7% to AZN 261.8 million.


In 2016 Azerbaijan produced 23,073.9 mln kWh of energy, up 0.8% in comparison to 2015.


Of this, 22,052.1 kWh makes up heating power, which is 1.1% more than previous year, 1,911.9 kWh is water power production, 24.1% over against 2015.


Wind power stations produced 17.8 kWh of energy, up 3.1 times from previous year. Solar power production increased 16.1 times to 66.0 kWh.


At the same time, Azerbaijan produced 20,056.4 kWh of heating energy in the reporting period, down 1% by contrast to a year earlier.