in 2022 during the similar call, more than 14.7 thousand were received in just one month. claims for 39.5 million euros. Compared to the current call and the 10,000 received so far. applications for 27 million EUR, the activity fell by about 1.5 times.
“Until now, the total deadline for submitting applications was 1 month from the announcement of the call. This deadline has now been extended to 6 months or until the estimated total support budget Perhaps six months seems like a sea of time, so not all residents are in a hurry, but another change should also be taken into account – now, in order to apply for funding, residents must first already have or receive connection conditions from the Energy Distribution Operator (ESO), guaranteeing that a solar power plant is installed will be able to be connected to the electricity networks.This process can take up to a month or more, it should not so there won’t be too much of a delay,” says Domantė Navarskaitė, solar product manager at energy solutions company “Elektrum Lietuva”.
According to her, the obligation to present the conditions for connecting the power plant to the electricity grid issued by the ESO when filing a claim for compensation, which has appeared since this year, may cause difficulties if the decision on the claim is postponed to a later or the last days.
Although the period officially published by the ESO, during which applications for connection of a future solar power plant to the electricity grid are generally evaluated, is generally 8 calendar days, in the event of greater interest, it becomes several times longer. long.
“When we communicate with residents, we often hear that the delays are longer and can reach 30 to 40 calendar days. Therefore, if the inhabitants who wish to benefit from assistance for the solar power plant are only beginning to meet the conditions necessary for its connection and are waiting for them, it is likely that we will see more activity regarding requests for help in the beginning of the summer”, says D. Navarskaitė.
The interlocutor also draws attention to the fact that some of the applicants have not received ESO connection conditions or that the power grid in these areas must be rebuilt, so these users also fall and have to wait for the next call aid for solar parks.
For those who intend to apply for help in installing a solar power plant, D. Navarskaitė advises to first assess the possibilities of installing a solar power plant with the selected supplier and calculate the power approximate requirement of the plant, as it must be specified when submitting a request to the ESO for the issuance of connection conditions. Once the ESO requirements are met, an APVA support request is submitted and the solar power plant installation work begins.
According to the representative of “Elektrum Lietuva”, the installation times of the solar power plant are currently back to their previous level – the company now installs the solar power plant in a month or even faster for those with ESO connection conditions valid, which means that after this period you can expect to start producing your own electricity.
APVA support is granted to natural persons who wish to install a solar power plant on the roof of the installation or on the land next to it. The applicant has the right to manage the object of electricity consumption (single-family apartment building, residential apartment or garden house), which must be entered in the real estate register of the Center for the Registry of Private Enterprises, and to manage the power plant on any legal basis (use, lease, ownership) object of installation (land or building).
This year, aid for solar power plants can also be received by natural persons whose electricity consumption installation is registered with a legal entity carrying out an economic activity. If the economic activity of several legal or natural persons is registered in the installation of electricity consumption, compensation is not granted and the claim is rejected.
Support is provided for the installation of solar power plants with a capacity of up to 10 kW. The size of the compensated amount is 323 euros for 1 kW of solar electric energy, when a complete set consisting of solar modules and an inverter is installed, and when only solar modules are installed, the size of the compensated amount is of 243 euros for 1 kW.
Source: The Delfi