Via Photon | Nov. 12th, 2014 — Portugal’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 346 MW at the end of August 2014, according to the latest data from the Portuguese Directorate General for Geology and Energy.

The country registered 47 MW of new PV generation capacity in the first 8 months of this year. In the same period of 2013, the country added 12.4 MW of new PV systems.

This year’s figure, however, is mostly the result of PV systems installed in the country’s overseas territories, which were not included in the statistics last year.

In August, new PV systems with a combined capacity of 12 MW were installed in Portugal, up from 200 kW last year. At the end of June 2014, Portugal had more than 11.45 GW of installed renewable energy capacity. Most of this capacity, however, comes from wind (4.81 GW) and hydropower generation facilities (5.53 GW).

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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