Switzerland opens up 50 MW solar tender
- Switzerland has actually launched an auction, looking for to award one-time subsidies (HEIV) for 50 MW of solar capacity to projects of over 150 kW each which feed their whole output into the grid.
Applications can be submitted up until February 1, Pronovo, which supervises of renewables subsidisation in Switzerland, said on its website.
This is the very first tender of this kind to be held in Switzerland. It was introduced with the revision of the Energy Act which entered into force on January 1, 2023 and conceals to 60% of the costs of reference systems.
The bid value of the projects completing in the February 1 round of the tender need to not exceed CHF 650 (USD 705.69/ EUR 649.15) per kW.
More rounds of the auction will be held at the start of May, August as well as November.
Overall, Switzerland will sustain the expansion of solar energy with CHF 600 million (USD 651.4 m/EUR 599.2 m) in subsidies this year. In addition to the financial support alloted through the tender, other motivations consist of a single subsidy for little photovoltaic plants of as much as 100 kW (KLEIV) and an additional one for big photovoltaic systems of over 100 kW (GREIV). These subsidies conceal to 30% of the investment costs of reference systems and also put on planetary systems with or without self-consumption.
HEIV subsidies compensating approximately 60% of the costs are readily available likewise for solar installments without self-consumption and also a capacity below 150 kW however they are not provided through a tender.