The State Program on Use of Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 12 May 2021
Goal of the Program was (1) to determine potential of alternative energy sources in the production of electricity power, (2) to increase the efficiency of national energy sources, (3) to guarantee energy security of the country, (4) decrease levels of CO2 emissions due to environmental concerns and (5) support job creation via renewable energy sector’s development.The Program outlines that wind power is the preferable source of alternative energy than solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass due unlimited wind availability in the country and costs of this technology.It is estimated that that Azerbaijan has around 800MW of annual wind power capacity due to its preferable geographical location. Solar energy potential is second best after wind capacity in Azerbaijan with 2400-3200 of sunshine hours per year.Small hydro power plants, biomass and geothermal energy sources are also taken into consideration under the Program.

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