YEREVAN. - The capacity of solar power stations in Armenia will reach 110 MW by 2019.
Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia Hayk Harutyunyan said the aforementioned at the seminar of KfW bank, referring to the Support for Renewable Energy program.
In his words, the generation of energy by solar stations is unstable (it can be weak depending on solar light but may also change each second), 110 MW being the maximal capacity in case of which the current energy system of the country can ''digest'' new radiations.
Nevertheless, the transmission capacities of Armenian energy system will be expanded in 2019. Due to new high-voltage power transmission lines, the overall cross flows between Iran and Georgia will reach nearly 2,000 MW: 350-1000 MW with Iran and up to 1,000-1,200 MW with Georgia. Then there will be no need to fear for radiations: it will be possible to transfer the excess of energy to neighbors and receive it back when necessary. This will open new opportunities for new capacities of alterative energy.