Greece working on 1-GW municipal solar support scheme - report
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The Greek government plans to make available EUR 120 million (USD 128.7m) to municipal units across the country to facilitate the installation of 1 GW of solar systems that will generate electricity for low-income households, Energypress reports.
The initiative aims to create a municipal subsidy scheme that is already in the planning stages. Sources in the know have said that at least half of the power coming from the new photovoltaic (PV) plants will go to vulnerable households, while the rest will be used for municipal facilities such as kindergartens, schools, sports and health centres.
The PV systems are planned to be constructed at free ground spaces or on the roofs of municipal premises.
In order to take part in the programme, which will be overseen by Greece’s privatization fund TAIPED, municipalities will have to establish energy communities. According to the insiders, the government has estimated that around 30,000 low-income homes will benefit from the support scheme in the first phase.
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