PV market activity flattened by non RES-auction solar park restrictions

Market activity concerning small-scale PV facilities up to 500 KW has flattened as a result of ambiguous terms, especially for solar energy parks not linked with RES auctions, included in a recent energy ministry bill.

The energy ministry revised a formula determining the reference price for PV facilities of up to 500 KW not participating in RES auctions. It also imposed a limit that does not permit individuals to maintain interests, directly or indirectly, in more than two 500-KW solar energy parks not linked to RES auctions.

These measures have mainly affected small and medium-sized energy sector professionals who are either already operating solar energy parks or have submitted applications to DEDDIE/HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, for connection term offers.

SPEF, the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers, has intervened with proposals aiming to support small-scale producers and revitalize the sector.