Non-auction PVs, up to 500 MW, allowed for persons with 2 old projects

A latest legislative revision drafted by the energy ministry permits citizens to install small-scale solar energy systems with capacities of less than 500 MW, even if they have installed two such units in the past, without having to participate in competitive procedures to secure tariffs.

Citizens behind such small-scale PV projects would not be able to compete for auction tariffs against bigger players.

Under previous rules, citizens who had already installed two small-scale PV units were no longer eligible for developing non-auction projects. This restriction blocked individuals who were keen to make further small-scale RES investments.

The restriction remains intact with the latest revision but enables persons behind two existing small-scale projects to sell or transfer at least one of these and become eligible for the installation of a new RES unit.