From pv journal Germany

The Austrian power company, OeMAG, has authorized round 90,700 functions from dwelling house owners on this yr’s first part of the rebate scheme for rooftop PV and storage. This quantity additionally consists of functions left over from final yr that had been resubmitted and associated to PV programs not exceeding 20 kW in measurement.

As well as, the ministry authorized one other 9,300 functions associated to PV installations with a capability from 20 kW to 1 MW. As well as, there are one other 33,000 functions for battery storage programs being accepted.

The primary sight of the plot had a finances of €323 million ($353.9 million). In complete, this yr’s finances quantities to €600 million.

“It is nice information that so many individuals have contributed to it. Greater than 100,000 functions is an absolute file,” mentioned Vitality Minister Leonore Gewessler at a press convention on Thursday. “Nevertheless it’s additionally a problem. Now could be the time to push for extra growth in a rational approach. Different international locations have good experiences in eliminating VAT. We have to focus on that critically,” the minister continued.

Austria reached 4.2 GW cumulative PV capability on the finish of December. Final yr, it deployed about 1.4 GW of photo voltaic, a lot of it because of the assist offered by the rebate scheme.

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