Switzerland raised subsidies for small PV systems to CHF 380 per kWh
Post date: 27/11/2020 - 10:25
The Swiss Federal Council has decided on selective changes to ordinances in the energy sector. With the amendment to the Energy Promotion Ordinance (EnFV), the one-off payment for photovoltaic (PV) systems will be increased to 30 kilowatts (kW) as of April 1, 2021. The one-off payment is made up of a basic and a performance contribution. The output contribution up to 30 kW will be increased by CHF 40 to CHF 380 ($418) per kW. This is the first increase in the performance contribution since the one-off payments were introduced. According to the Council, this creates an incentive to build larger systems, particularly on single-family homes, which use the entire suitable roof area for electricity generation.
The basic contribution of the one-off payment for PV systems will fall from the current CHF 1,000 to CHF 700 for both built-on and free-standing systems. From a capacity of 30 kW, the contribution also falls by CHF 10 to CHF 290 per kW. The reduction of the performance contribution from 30 kW upwards ensures that the one-off payments continue to cover a maximum of 30 percent of the relevant investment costs of reference systems, as required by the Energy Act, says the agency.