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Austria scraps its sun tax
Austria’s renewable energy industry has for months been vehemently calling for an “emergency package” from policymakers to ensure the further expansion of clean energy. With a snap election looming on Sunday – following the collapse of the ruling Austrian People’s Party and Freedom Party of Austria coalition government, and the resignation of scandal-hit vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache – the nation’s political parties last week approved a list of clean energy measures which are expected to be approved by parliament on Wednesday. Federal association Photovoltaic Austria (PVA) welcomed the agreement and predicted it could help stave off a 30% solar market slump next year. The parties have agreed to put aside €36 million per year from next year to 2022 to fund solar and energy storage as part of the green electricity package. “With the new funds we are creating the conditions for … 100% renewable electricity,” said PVA managing director Vera Immitzer. Sun tax halted The association has already seen one of its other demands met with the cancellation on Thursday of the ‘sun tax’ on the consumption of power generated by householders with rooftop arrays. Under the previous rules, solar households could consume 25 MWh of self-generated solar free of charge but then had to pay a €0.015 levy on every subsequent kilowatt-hour consumed during the life of the PV system. “We are very pleased that the announcements are now followed by action and that the electricity tax for self-produced photovoltaic electricity is finally canceled,” added Immitzer. The government has set a goal of a fully renewable energy system by 2030. The PVA has calculated that would require around 15 GW of solar power generation capacity. Austria currently has around 10% of that amount.
Sep 24, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, Europe, Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache, Vera Immitzer, PVA
Austria's last coal nuclear power plant closes down
Photovoltaic Austria highlights that Austria requires a well-considered prepare for tidy power, as a quarter of the country's power is still
Apr 20, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, coal, Austria, Magnus Brunner, Wolfgang Anzengruber
Austria supports PV systems with another EUR20 million
five kilowatts to 50 kilowatts. Herbert Paierl, Chairman of the Board of the Austrian Photovoltaic Association, invited the development. It is important, that the
Dec 8, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, Austria, Herbert Paierl
Austria mulls mandatory PV as new rebates for solar and storage launched
regional government of Styria, in southern Austria, is considering a housebuilding reform package which could make PV systems mandatory on the roofs of new
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, storage, Europe, Austria, Styria
Austria doubles financial support for solar rebates
Austria's coalition government has increased the allocate its household solar subsidy program. Homeowners that set up systems with capacities of approximately 5 kW will currently receive a rebate of EUR250 per grid-connected kilowatt installed, or EUR350 per kilowatt of off-grid ability. The brand-new budget for the program is EUR10 million and also the application period, which is currently open, has been expanded, following hold-ups activated by the Covid-19 dilemma. The money will certainly appear of the Austrian climate and energy fund, which additionally provides aids for PV projects as much as 1 MW in size-- primarily in areas affected by environment modification. "We are alleviated that this vital and also extensively reliable little scale system funding from the environment fund is ultimately starting and that the value of solar energy generation is being identified by increasing the financing spending plan," stated Vera Immitzer, taking care of supervisor of the Federal Association of Photovoltaic Austria. "The top priority program of the climate fund offered today starts the required solar change for every person. The Austrian federal government aims to produce all of the nation's electricity from renewables by 2030. Therefore, it wishes to set clear clean-energy development targets, with a new renewable-energy growth legislation now being wrapped up.
Jun 23, 2020 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Europe, Austria, Vera Immitzer
Energetica starts production at the huge factory in Austria
to German solar market’s sad state in 2018, the summer statement by Austrian company of its forthcoming major project in Liebenfels was quite
Nov 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, pv modules, Europe, Austria, Energetica
Eco-friendly hydrogen can power environment-friendly Alpine tourist
as ice-cold temperature levels and also a lot of snow are requirements. In Austria, among Europe's most preferred winter months sporting activity locations, a
Mar 26, 2020 // Solar to Fuel, hydrogen, Alpine, Martin Hackl
Jinko signs up with Covid-19 battle
to Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Korea, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Turkey, Portugal, Norway and also the U.K. as well as would
Mar 30, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, China, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Austria, Norway, covid-19
CCE and also Enernovum to develop 1 GW PV systems in Italy
with Hanwha Energy Corporation Europe. The CCE Group GmbH was founded in Austria in 2010 and also focuses on the growth, financing and also administration of
Nov 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Italy, Europe, solar projects, CCE Group GmbH, Enernovum GmbH
Next-generation monograin layer solar cells containing silver
to 6.6 percent.  The mono-grain layer tech is implemented by Crystalsol (Austria- and Estonia-based joint venture). For scaling the technology to commercial
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Europe, TalTech, silver, solar sells, Tallinn
EIB authorizes EUR1 billion for clean energy tasks across Europe and Uzbekistan
one year,” & rdquo; stated Willis. He also exposed that a wind task in Austria and a public sector project set to consist of small-scale clean energy
Feb 6, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Italy, Europe, european investment bank, eib, Tennet, Austria, zero-e solar, spanish pv
Blockchain backed solar trading comes to India
platform is already operational in several countries, among them Austria, Japan, and the US. We have reached out for comment from Power Ledger and will
Dec 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Grids, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, UPNEDA, UPPCL, Reena Suri
More than 5,000 heaps of modules gathered for recycling in France
job designer Urbasolar, the Sillia VL module production business owned by Austria-based Recom, French module maker Voltec Solar and renewables trade body the
Feb 4, 2020 // Policy, France, Europe, recycling, PV Cycle
Q CELLS positions US solar-storage market in its crosshairs with Geli acquisition
of deficiency periods. The solution is currently offered in Germany and also Austria, however it is expected to be broadened into various other
Aug 7, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, Q CELLS, North America, revenue stacking, Distributed Energy, solar-storage, geli, Hee Cheul Kim
Meyer Burger designates brand-new MD to lead solar production transition
modules anticipated to originally start in Western Europe and DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Late last month PV Tech spoke to Gunter Erfurt, CEO at
Nov 5, 2020 // Manufacturing News, meyer burger, heterojunction solar cell, apricum, moritz borgmann