Energimyndigheten allocates SEK 225 million for the country’s solar rebate programme 

The Swedish energy agency Energimyndigheten has allocated SEK 225 million for the country’s solar rebate programme for small-sized PV projects in 2017, the same as in 2016. Under the programme, homeowners and private as well as public companies are entitled to receive a rebate that covers part of the cost of installing a PV system. A single PV project is eligible to receive financial support of up to SEK 1.2 million, and the cost of the project must not exceed SEK 37,000 per kW installed. Meanwhile, the Swedish government has submitted a proposal to effectively cancel the tax on renewable power generation for self-consumption. The government has also announced another plan to allow homeowners to install PV modules without first obtaining a special permit.