The possibility of applying for investment support for solar photovoltaic (PV) cells connected to the grid was introduced on 1 July 2009. In February 2013, a new ordice on state aid for solar PV cells came into force, prolonging the support until 2016. The purpose is to contribute to the adaption of the energy system as well as contributing to the commercial development within energy technology.
The aid applies to all types of solar PV cell systems connected to the grid. The total amount allocated for this support was SEK 100 million in 2009, SEK 50 million in 2010, SEK 60 million for 2010 and 2011 respectively. For the period 2013-2016, the government has allocated a total amount of SEK 210 million for this measure.
The subsidy level has been changed as of 1 February 2013 and covers of a maximum of 35% of the investment cost, compared to 45 per cent in 2012.
The maximum aid per solar PV cell system is SEK 1,2 million (compared to SEK 2 million per building, according to prior regulations) and the eligible expenses may amount to a maximum of SEK 37 000 (excl VAT) per installed kilowatt. With regards to hybrid PVT systems (photovoltaic thermal hybrid solar collectors), eligible expenditures may amount to SEK 90 000 (excl VAT) per installed kilowatt.
Allocated investment aid for solar photovoltaic cells connected to the grid 2009-2016 (million SEK)