According to the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO), the Greek Parliament has altered the feed-in tariff laws, resulting in a regression of the tariff levels from August 2010 and an abolishment of the unofficial 800MW cap. Tariff levels will remain unchanged until that date, although grid connection agreements can be signed prior to this deadline, with a subsequent 18-month timeframe within which to finalise the installation.
The new laws state that any applications over 3GW that have been submitted must be either approved or rejected by the end of 2009, while installations costing more than €100,000 will be eligible for a 40% grant. Rooftop PV projects will receive a different set of criteria that are expected to include an extra 750MWp allowance, scheduled for introduction later in the year, but it is said that these types of system will not be eligible for a grant. PV systems greater than 10MWp have been granted a new tender process, according to the announcement, with details also expected later in the year.
Table courtesy of the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO)