December 11, 2023

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The subsidy for the installation of photobatteries on the roofs of houses will reach 60%

The subsidy percentage for rooftop photovoltaic installations will reach 60% as part of the program announced by the government, Alexandra Sduku, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, said at the Renewable & Storage Forum.

Decision on the installation by citizens of renewable energy sources of electricity (RES) (in combination with batteries for power units up to 10 kilowatts) and their receipt of subsidies for this, is expected to be discussed in the next two weeks.

At the same time preparing two other programs to support the installation of photovoltaic systems:

  1. 160 million euro budget program for installation self-generating installations at enterprises,
  2. municipal support program (ενίσχυση ενεργειακών κοινοτήτων των Δήμων) with a budget of 100 million euros.

Ms. Sduku described the government’s priorities for the next 8 months in general, including:

  • Preparation of a new energy plan that will include more ambitious targets for 2030, when the share of renewable energy should reach 80% in electricity generation, 50% in cooling-heating and 30% in transport.
  • Integration of directives for consumers (the relevant bill is in Parliament) and RES.
  • Completion of an information system for RES that will digitize the licensing process.
  • Announcement of the next tender for RES before the end of the year.
  • Promotion of energy storage (αποθήκευσης ενέργειας) with the goal of providing 1.6 gigawatts of power by the end of 2025.
  • Launch of tenders for the installation of hybrid RES systems on off-grid islands in 2023.
  • Promotion (increase in number) of wind farms by 2030.

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