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Photovoltaic on the Roof: Subsidy platform opens for submissions

The online platform where citizens and farmers can submit applications for subsidy via the state program “Photovoltaic on the Roof” opened at 2 ‘ o clock Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2023.

The program enables thousands of households and farmers to generate the electricity they need and save money, the energy ministry said.

Beneficiaries of the Program are households and farmers who will be able to install their own small photovoltaic unit, combined with a storage system (battery).

The photovoltaic system subsidy starts at 45% and reaches 75% for households. The corresponding percentages for farmers are 40% – 60%, while the total subsidy of the solar battery system can reach up to 16,000 euros for households and 10,000 euros for farmers.

At the same time, a special bonus of 10% is provided for people with disabilities, spouses and dependent members of people with disabilities, single-parent, three-child and large-child families.

It is pointed out that a basic condition for submitting an application is that the applicant has already concluded a Connection Agreement with the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) but that the photovoltaic station has not been connected.

The submission of applications at https://pvstegi.gov.gr as well as their approval are done directly, quickly and automatically, the Ministry of the Interior states, without hassle and complicated paperwork, through the DEDDIE electronic platform and the use of TAXISNET codes. The application system will remain open until the available resources are exhausted with a maximum limit of the end of June 2024.

Each natural person can submit a single application, for a single residence, primary or secondary, which has an active domestic electricity supply. Farmers can submit more than one application, depending on the number of agricultural electricity providers they have, as well as one application for their residence.

The total budget of the program is 238 million euros, it comes from resources of the Recovery and Resilience Fund and is distributed as follows:

Ø Special care is taken for vulnerable households and 45 million euros are allocated exclusively for them

Ø Exclusively for citizens with individual income <= 20,000 Euro or family income <= 40,000 Euro: 100 million Euro

Ø Exclusively for citizens with individual income > 20,000 Euro or family income > 40,000 Euro: 63 million Euro

Ø Exclusively for professional farmers and special status farmers: 30 million euros

Photovoltaic can be placed on the roof or roof of a building (including canopies, terraces, facades, sunshades and pergolas), in ancillary areas of the building or agricultural land (e.g. warehouses and parking areas), or on the ground .

The aim of the program is to fully cover the cost of the battery and the development and installation costs of the photovoltaic system. For the first two categories, the battery subsidy is 100%, while for the third and fourth categories it is 90%.

Households will be obliged to install a photovoltaic station with a battery, while farmers are given the option of choosing to install a photovoltaic station with or without a battery.

The maximum installed power of the photovoltaic station to be subsidized is set at 10.8kW. Accordingly, regarding the battery, the maximum subsidy is set at 10.8kWh.

PS note that the official website has some problems currently but it is expected to full operation later/tomorrow/who-knows-when

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4 comments

  1. Yes and you’re excluded if you are a tax resident.
    It’s totally against European lae. But who cares…
    Thanks Mitdotakis!

    • I think you mean that you are excluded if you are NOT tax resident? I cannot see why people who are tax resident are excluded?

      Why should tax payers have to pay a subsidy to somebody who does not pay tax here?

  2. I’m afraid that some of the figures shown in the article are incorrect. For example it states:

    “The photovoltaic system subsidy starts at 45% and reaches 75% for households”

    I have downloaded the official announcement from the gazette and that gives a table showing the exact subsidies for different income households and different power photovoltaic systems. For a single person household with an income over €20,000 or a multi-person household with an income over €40,000 and a photovoltaic system between 5 kWp and 10.8 kWp the subsidy is 20 %. Other household incomes and power levels have subsidies of 25 %, 30 %, 35 %, 60 % and 65 %. Nowhere is there a subsidy of 45 % or 75 %.

  3. “PS note that the official website has some problems currently but it is expected to full operation later/tomorrow/who-knows-when”

    Like everything here…