The number and capacity of household power plants has been growing constantly, with solar panel systems driving the industry, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) said on Friday.

In the year 2016, 20,496 household-scale power plants were connected to the national power grid, a growth of 35 percent from the previous year, it said. The total capacity amounted to 165.5 MW by the end of the year.

The capacity of most household power plants is below 5 MWs.

Solar-driven power plants produced 164.08 MWs last year, 99.17 percent of the total capacity.

As we wrote, Kaposvár would like to become self-sufficient in energy by 2050. Urban buses have already been changed to be gas driven, and several urban institutions are supplied with biogas.

The last survey by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released, the Hungarian population’s interest in global environmental sustainability and their sensitivity to environmental challenges has declined over the last six years.

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Source: MTI

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