This means that all funding applications from private individuals have been approved, it said in a release on Friday. That corresponds to a volume of around 80 million euros. With the elimination of sales tax for smaller systems, the expansion of solar power will be made even easier next year.
In addition to the 25,000 applications, around 6,500 applications for larger solar power plants, for example in production halls, were submitted in what is now the fourth funding call. In these categories, funding is awarded following a bidding process. According to the information, those systems that have the lowest need for funding will be considered.
OeMAG, which handles green electricity subsidies in Austria, drew a positive assessment of PV funding. A good 90,000 investment support contracts for photovoltaics were concluded this year. For comparison: In the previous year, OeMAG processed around 66,000 contracts in the area of investment support for photovoltaics.
As recently announced, the government wants to suspend sales tax for photovoltaic systems (on smaller systems) for 2024 and 2025. Complicated applications over the Internet should then be a thing of the past: no application will then be necessary for private individuals, the ministry wrote in the broadcast on Friday.