Slovenia’s cumulative PV capability additions might develop from 466 MW in 2021 to 724 MW by the tip of this 12 months. The residential market will account for nearly all new capability, and demand is anticipated to develop beneath a net-metering scheme extension till the tip of 2023.
Slovenia might doubtlessly add 258 MW of latest photo voltaic capability in 2022, based on new figures from the Slovenian Photovoltaic Affiliation (SPA). The nation put in 194 MW of photo voltaic within the first three quarters of 2022, based on its distribution system operator, SODO. Nearly all capability was added within the residential sector.
The SPA estimates that the nation will attain 724 MW of cumulative capability by the tip of this 12 months. The analysts stated additionally they anticipate demand from the residential sector to proceed to develop in 2023.
“Slovenia has prolonged the interval of the net-metering scheme system for the residential sector (for PV installations as much as 11 kW) till the tip of 2023 and that may end in excessive demand, particularly with introduced accompanying subsidies,” a SPA spokesperson advised pv journal. “The permits issued already help that estimation and the related establishments have taken steps to enhance the response time in allowing which was a problem within the final interval.”
The Slovenian authorities has ready draft laws to simplify the allowing course of for renewables and ramp up deployment, significantly for large-scale PV. In June, it introduced a plan to deploy 1 GW of photo voltaic by 2025. It has since recognized go-to-areas for large-scale PV.
“They’ve ready a map and an app [called SODOKart] of the electrical grid with recognized PV (and wind) connection factors. Mainly, they analyzed the state of the electrical grid and the factors the place the set up of enormous PV could be applicable (and never [require] vital funding within the grid),” stated the SPA spokesperson. “The map is publicly out there, [informative,] and doesn’t have an effect on the allowing procedures.”
The measures are anticipated to result in the fast improvement of the large-scale phase in Slovenia, the place the most important PV plant is presently a 6 MW set up.
As well as, the federal government has introduced subsidies for the residential and business and industrial (C&I) segments. Whereas present subsidies give attention to firms, the brand new ones will give attention to vitality communities and neighborhood photo voltaic, based on the SPA. Subsidies within the residential sector will shift from photo voltaic panels alone to photo voltaic plus storage, it stated, with out offering extra particulars.
Slovenia plans to begin its first inexperienced hydrogen tasks in 2023, beneath the European Union’s Simply Transition Fund, based on the SPA. Its protection ministry can also be main a challenge to construct hydrogen infrastructure that can be partly publicly owned.