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Photovoltaics has been given the green light again

April 2021 brought welcome changes in the field of photovoltaics and wind energy in Slovakia. The so-called "stop status", which had been in force since 2013, was lifted.

The stop status prevented the capacity of existing sources from being increased and new power generation sources from being connected to the grid.

The available installed capacity for photovoltaic and wind power plants is 407 MW for the entire Slovak Republic. It is divided equally among the individual operators of the regional distribution systems - the West Slovak, Central Slovak and East Slovak distribution companies. Currently, 50 MW of installed capacity is allocated to each of the regions. This limit will be raised to a total capacity of 407 MW if necessary. Possible restrictions will be announced three years in advance.

Detailed information on the release procedures is described in the guidelines available on the website of the Slovak Electricity Transmission System.

More information can be found here...