Solar Energy in Greece
SOLAR NEWS: New law affecting Photovoltaics in Greece
The Greek Parliament has finally approved the long-awaited legislation for solar energy production. The main points regarding photovoltaics(PV) are as follows:
No production and installation permits required for PV systems =< 150 kWp. Systems >20 kWp though still require a typical environmental permit.
Feed-in-tariffs are guaranteed for 20 years, and they range from 0.4 to 0.5 €/kWh (adjusted annually for inflation and/or increases in retail electricity prices)
In particular, the following feed-in-tariffs are now valid:
|PV system||Mainland grid||Autonomous island grids|
|<= 100 kWp||0.45 €/kWh||0.50 €/kWh|
|>100 kWp||0.40 €/kWh||0.45 €/kWh|
A target of at least 700 MWp (500 MWp for mainland and 200 MWp for islands) until 2020 has been set for PV.
Furthermore, commercial applications are eligible to grants (30-55% of total system cost), while small domestic applications are eligible for a 20% tax deduction capped at € 500 per system (€ 700 as of 2007).
Solar thermal power plants also get incentives for the first time. The relevant tariffs are as follows:
|STPP||Mainland grid||Autonomous island grids|
|<= 5 MWp||0.25 €/kWh||0.27 €/kWh|
|>5 MWp||0.23 €/kWh||0.25 €/kWh|
Grants (30-55% of total system cost) are also available for such systems.
For more information, please contact us.
Please visit the Greek Government page for additional updates on solar energy in Greece.