Austria

Country/Tariff Roof-Top Ground-Based BIPV Term
Austria

5 kW-20 kW = $0.5134

<20kW = $0.4458

5 kW-20 kW = $0.4728

<20kW = $0.3377

Update: September 2012

The Austrian government has doubled its renewables budget to US$67 million (€50 million) for 2013 and set to decrease by US$1.3million  (€1 million) annually.

Renewable energy sources are dominant in the Austrian electricity production structure. About 70% of the total generation (which covers more or less the total electricity demand of Austria) is produced with renewable sources, about 56% with large hydro power (>10 MW, currently not financial supported), 8% with small hydro (<10 MW, supported with feed-in tariffs) and 3% with wind power and biomass.

The Austrian federal parliament passed the 2012 Green Electricity Act on July 7, 2011, designed to support the production of green electricity via a feed-in tariff, financed by the Austrian electricity consumers through a clearance mechanism. Since its promulgation in 2002, the Green Energy Act has been amended three times in between 2006 and 2008, with some of the amendments taking effect or being further revised in 2009. The feed-in tariff period was extended to 15 years for biomass and biogas, and 13 years for other technologies.

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