Regulation of the construction of solar power plants in Slovakia will be tightened by an amendment to the Energy Act drafted by the Economy Ministry and signed into law by President Ivan Gašparovič.
According to the amendment, all investors must obtain a certificate of compliance with the government's long-term energy policy for their project to build a solar power plant. So far, only investors planning to build solar power plants with an installed capacity exceeding one megawatt had to get such a certificate, the SITA newswire wrote.
Now only investors who want to build solar power plants with an installed capacity of up to 100 kilowatts, and which are attached to buildings, will be exempt.
Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency spokesperson Katarína Antalová said that state subsidies for solar collectors and biomass-fired boilers are gradually being used up, and that over €6 million is still available to households, which have applied for more than €1.8 million to date. Most of the applications filed so far relate to the use of solar energy, she added.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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25. Mar 2010 at 10:00