Switzerland raised subsidies for small PV systems to CHF 380 per kWh

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.

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