90% of wind power capacity in Ukraine has been decommissioned, as a result of the full-scale invasion of Russia, and Russia also destroyed 30% of the solar generation capacity of Ukraine.
“As of June, 90% of wind power capacity and 30% of solar power capacity in the country was out of operation.”
Before the start of the full-scale war, Ukraine achieved the largest increase in solar and wind energy among the 17 countries of Central Asia and Southeastern Europe included in the UN study. Ukraine added 8.3 GW of capacity from 2017 to 2021.
“The Russian invasion of Ukraine and its spillover effect on neighboring countries is undermining renewable energy generation in the short term. At the same time, it has shed new light on the benefits of a rapid energy transition and could bring a surge in renewable installations in the region,” said Rana Adib, the executive director of REN21.