Denmark gets just 6 MW of solar bids in 41-MW subsidy round
Solar rooftop. Author: David TREBOSC. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.
Homeowners in Denmark filed applications for 6.3 MW of solar capacity in the October subsidy competition, while the pool was of 40.99 MW, Energinet.dk announced on Wednesday.
The transmission system operator (TSO) explained that the 34 MW unused will be added to the 20 MW available for the next such competition in 2016.
In the spring of 2015, residential solar photovoltaic (PV) projects competed for support with a pool of 60 MW. Of that volume, 41 MW were unused and left for the October round. Energinet.dk said that the 1,323 applications submitted last month will be determined by the end of the year.
As part of the competition, those planning to install small, residential solar systems in Denmark apply for preferential rates for the power they will produce. Response has been weaker than expected.