Poland: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 38,483,957
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 3.89 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code PL
3-letter ISO code POL
Numeric ISO code 616
UN Region[1] Eastern Europe
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CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Poland (Polish: Polska [ˈpɔlska]), officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska, About this sound listen ), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the 8th most populous country in Europe and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, as well as the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unita

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 6,289 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 38 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 546,278,796 MWh/year 82 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 6,293.10 Million Short Tons 13 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 164,800,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 48 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 96,380,000 Barrels (bbl) 71 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Poland

Poland global irradiation and solar electricity potential (horizontally-mounted photovoltaic modules) Poland global irradiation and solar electricity potential (optimally-inclined photovoltaic modules)

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View the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Poland.

  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Poland is a country in Europe.
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