Construction of solar power plants in Slovakia will be regulated more tightly in the future based on an amendment to the Energy Act drafted by the Economy Ministry, according to the Sme daily. In it the ministry introduces a duty for all investors to get a certificate of compliance with the government’s long-term energy policy to build a solar power plant in Slovakia.
So far only investors who wanted to build solar power plants with installed capacity exceeding one megawatt had to get the certificate. According to the amendment, only investors who want to build solar power plants on buildings with installed capacity of up to 100 kilowatts are exempt.
The daily Sme wrote on March 2 that although solar power plants have seen a drop globally in 2009 and more problems are expected for 2010, Slovakia could avoid this development thanks to state subsidies supporting the launch of solar collectors, Milan Novák, the head of the biggest Slovak solar producer, Thermo|Solar Žiar told for the Sme. With the subsidies, it is still advantageous to buy a solar set for preparing hot water. Sme
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Mar 2010 at 14:00