Slovakia's Economy Ministry has provided over €618,000 in subsidies to purchase solar collectors and biomass-fuel boilers to households within a program designed to increase the use of biomass and solar power, the ministry told the SITA newswire.
An expert commission has approved 603 applications thus far. As of late 2009, the ministry paid out €499,500 on 490 applications for biomass-fired boilers and solar collectors, while 113 applicants will receive approximately €118,600 in early 2010.
About €7.381 million is still available in the program's budget for this year. Demand for subsidies is increasing and the head of the communication department at the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency, Katarína Antalová, informed that the agency has received 1,570 applications for subsidies to finance the purchase of biomass-fired boilers (1,335 applications) and solar collectors to date. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Jan 2010 at 14:00