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Sweden to devote another $30.8 million to PV rebates for homeowners

The new budget will be devoted to private individuals only. The Swedish Energy Agency has so far devoted around $570 million to the solar rebate program, for the 2009-21 period.

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Sweden hits 1 GW milestone

The Scandinavian country saw the installation of more than 400 MW of PV systems last year. The Swedish solar market keeps being driven by rooftop PV.

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Solar-plus-storage vs grid enhancement in Sweden

Sweden saw extraordinary high spot prices during last summer, due to difficult power transmission from the north, where most of power generators are located, to the south of the country, where most of the demand is concentrated. According to Swedish PV association Svensk Solenergy, solar-plus-storage offers a quick and scalable solution to avoid expensive and slow grid improvements.

Sweden continues rooftop PV rebate scheme for businesses, municipalities

Sweden was set to replace its rebate scheme with unspecified tax breaks by the end of this year, but the government has instead decided to allocate another $31.5 million for 2021 – for enterprises and municipalities only.

15-year PPA for 18 MW solar park in Sweden

Built by solar developer Alight, the PV plant will provide 40% of restaurant and catering company Martin & Servera’s electricity demand.

Work begins on Sweden’s largest rooftop PV project

A 5 MW array is being deployed at a logistics center owned by Stockholm-based real estate specialist NREP.

Sweden exempts from energy tax on self-consumption all PV systems of up to 500 kW

On the top of the new fiscal measure, the Swedish government has also announced that the rebate scheme for rooftop PV, which was originally scheduled to be closed this year, will be continued in 2021. It will only apply to municipalities and enterprises and with a limited budget of 260 million SEK ($29.6 million), however.

Sweden closes rebate scheme for rooftop PV

The government said developers have one more month to apply for the subsidy. It also delayed the project-completion deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021. From next year, rooftop PV will likely be supported by unspecified tax breaks.

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Sweden deployed 287 MW of solar last year

The nation’s cumulative installed solar capacity reached 698 MW at the end of December. Around 19,000 new PV systems were added last year.

Solar growing faster than expected in Sweden

The Swedish Energy Agency this week said solar power supplies will increase from 400 GWh in 2018 to 1.7 TWh in 2022. Total energy supply in the country is expected to decline from 551 TWh to 526 TWh in the 2019-22 period, due to the shutdown of several nuclear power plants.

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