Under this legislation a tariff was granted to electricity from photovoltaic installations. The remuneration level was approximately ? 1/kWh. Twenty-five municipal utilities had introduced such schemes by the end of 1999. Often they were forced by the local parliaments to do so. Approximately 1,000 photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of 4.5 MW were installed as a result of these programmes. The programmes became obsolete after the introduction of the 100,000 Roofs Programme and the enhanced remuneration according to the Renewable Energy Sources Law.