Italian region of Lombardia allocates another €3 million for solar+storage


The Department of Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development of Lombardia announced that another €3 million in rebates will be used to promote the use of storage systems coupled with residential and commercial PV systems.

The regional government said, however, that the new funds will not be devoted to new projects, but will rather go to the applicants – a total of 1,025 – which had submitted eligible applications in 2017, but that did not receive funding.

“In 2017 this scheme allowed the installation of 1,200 storage systems,” the regional government said, “thus repeating the success that had been achieved in 2016.”

In 2016, the scheme’s budget was €2 million, which was enough to enable the installation of around 500 storage systems.

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The scheme rebates of up to €3,000 can cover up to 50% of the costs of buying and deploying the storage system. Only storage projects combined with PV installations not exceeding 20 kW in size will be entitled to gain access to the program.

The government of Lombardia is currently providing rebates only on electrochemical and mechanical storage technologies, and is authorizing only systems that are connected in accordance with the norm, CEI 0-21.

Italian energy agency, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici published new technical rules in June 2017, for the integration of storage systems combined with solar and renewable energy power generators.

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