Poland earmarks over EUR 200 mln to support photovoltaic installations

On Tuesday, the Polish cabinet announced the launch of the “My Electricity” programme addressed to homeowners planning to install photovoltaic systems.

In accordance with the scheme that costs PLN 1 billion (EUR 235.17 million), private homeowners planning to install a photovoltaic (PV) system will be eligible to apply for a PLN 5,000 (EUR 1,175) state subsidy.

The total cost of an individual installation in Poland costs nearly PLN 15,000-18,000 (EUR 3,530-4,235).

Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk, addressing a press conference following Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, said he expects the new programme to contribute to the building of approximately 200,000 new photovoltaic installations, raising the capacity of PVs in Poland to some 1,000 megawatts.

According to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the new programme will be in compliance with the EU’s climate and energy policy, as well as global commitments included the Paris Agreement.

The energy ministry explained that the “My Electricity” programme is to cover 2 kW to 10 kW installations. So far, there are some 65,000 various PV installations in Poland.