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Lithuania announces first renewables auction and €4.5 million in solar rebates this year

The first mixed auction for renewable energy technologies will be held in September and will allocate around 300 GWh. The government will apportion €20 million for solar rebates up to 2023.

EU approves Lithuania’s auction plan for renewables

The procurement scheme has a budget of €385 million and is open to all renewable energies. Auctions will be held by the country’s National Commission for Energy Control and Prices.

Lithuanian utility aims for 1.2 GW of PV

Utility-scale PV is part of the state-run company’s new strategy to raise renewable power production. Lietuvos Energija wants 3 GW of renewable assets in Lithuania and abroad by 2030

Solitek to expand cell and module capacity

The Lithuania-based manufacturer aims to increase cell capacity at its factory in Vilnius from 80 MW to 180 MW, and to open a new 60 MW module assembly factory in the Ukraine.

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Lithuania raises net metering size limit for businesses and farmers

Prior to the introduction of the new provisions, only public institutions were entitled to install PV systems between 10 and 100 kW. The 10 kW limit will remain for private citizens, however.

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Lithuania’s new energy strategy bets on wind and prosumers

Although the country’s new national energy independence strategy says wind will represent 65% of its total renewable energy share by 2050, the number of households that self-generate their power (predominantly from solar) is expected to increase from 34,000 in 2020, to 500,000 in 2030.

Lithuanian government improves net metering scheme for solar

Lithuania’s new green-oriented government hopes to install approximately 200 MW of new residential and commercial PV capacity under an improved net metering scheme over the next three years.

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