Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme
Policy Target:Wind>Onshore, Geothermal>Heat, Geothermal>Power, Hydropower, Solar Thermal, Solar Thermal>Solar heat, Solar Thermal>Solar thermal electricity (STE), Wind>Offshore
Policy Sector:Framework Policy
Agency:Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Funding:Total: EUR 8.698,5 million
Description:Measure 2.1 of the Subprogramme of the NOPC/CSF III (2000-2006) was devoted to providing grants to private investments in renewables, the rational use of energy and small-scale (< 50 MW) co-generation. The total budget of the programme was approximately ? 3 445 million; ? 505 million for renewable applications, ? 340 million for rational use of energy and ? 343 million for CHP, mainly with natural gas. The main provisions concerning renewable energy investments included: - Wind parks, conventional solar thermal units: 30%. - Small hydro, biomass, geothermal, high-tech solar thermal units, passive solar: 40%. - Photovoltaics: 50%. (eligible investment costs vary by technology) The level of the subsidy was independent of the geographical region. - Own capital required: 30% (minimum) of the total investment cost. - Minimum investment cost required: ? 44 000. - Maximum investment cost subsidised: ? 44 million. Relative to the first Operational Programme for Energy (OPE 1994-1999), the second programme focused on geothermal, PV and passive solar systems. As in the first OPE, its objective was to stimulate renewable energy technology investment.

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