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Austria’s largest PV plant comes online

The 11.5 MW solar park is operated by Austrian power provider Wien Energie. The plant includes sheep farming.

Austria allocates 332 MW of PV under 2020 rebate scheme

The Austrian government had devoted €50 million to the scheme for last year. These funds will enable the deployment of 15,957 PV systems.

Austrian agrivoltaic project includes sheep farming

Maxsolar is building a ground-mounted, 11.5 MW solar plant near Wien where 150 Jura will graze.

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Austria doubles financial support for solar rebates

The government has ramped up its budget for the rebate scheme to €10 million.

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Austria’s last coal power plant shuts down

Austrian power provider Verbund has shut down its coal-fired district heating plant in the state of Styria as planned. This means that coal power generation in Austria is now history, paving the way for a switch to a 100% renewable power supply by 2030. However, Photovoltaic Austria emphasizes that Austria needs a well-considered plan for clean energy, as a quarter of the nation’s electricity is still generated from fossil fuels.

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Incentives for small solar-plus-storage in Austria and Italy

Rebates are being offered to homeowners and businesses willing to couple small solar systems with energy storage.

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Energetica begins manufacturing at gigafactory in Austria

The module maker has started producing solar modules at its fab in Liebenfels.

Austria scraps its sun tax

The nation’s political parties have found agreement on a green electricity package which is expected to create stable conditions for the next three years. From next year, €36 million will be made available annually for the further support of PV systems and energy storage.

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Austria mulls mandatory PV as new rebates for solar and storage launched

With the region of Styria considering making PV mandatory on all new buildings, the nation’s Climate Fund will support PV and storage projects in agriculture and forestry. Applications can be submitted by November 2020 – or until the pot is empty.

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Austria plans to launch 100,000 solar roof program

The Austrian solar sector has welcomed the new draft plan for an integrated climate and energy strategy and, in particular, the planned “100,000 roofs program”. Greenpeace, however, believes a reorientation of climate policy is urgently needed and that the presented measures are inadequate to reach the Paris climate targets.

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