Investments and other subsidies
Small solar plants
Less than 5 kWp investment subsidies are granted for the plants, sufficient for them to achieve a six percent capital yield.
Waste liquor plants
Maximum 30 percent of the investment (not including real estate costs)
- up to 100 MW: EUR300/kW
- 100 MW to 400 MW: EUR180/kW
- more than 400 MW: EUR120/kW
Small hydro plants
- maximum 30 percent of the investment for 500 kW capacity: up to EUR1500/kW
- maximum 20 percent of the investment for 2 MW capacity: up to EUR1000/kW
- maximum 10 percent of the investment for 10 MW capacity: up to EUR400/kW
- in between these set percentages, the maximum is calculated via linear interpolation.
Medium hydro plants (<10 MW)
- maximum 10 percent of the investment
- maximum EUR400/kW and maximum EUR6 million per plant.
- In buildings:
5 kWp to 500 kWp: ct18.12/kWh
- In open space:
5 kWp to 500 kWp: ct16.59/kWh
Compact biomass (such as forest woodchips or straw)
- ct8.9/kWh to ct14.00/kWh, depending on the production capacity (declining tariff)
Waste with high biogenic contingent
- Same as for compact biomass, minus 25 percent
- ct5.74/kWh; surplus of ct2/kWh for production in an efficient power-heat cogeneration
Biogas from agrarian production
- ct 12.93/kWh to ct19.5/kWh, depending on the production capacity (declining tariff)
The feed-in tariffs are regulated by the law for the promotion of electricity production from renewable energy resources (“Ökostromgesetz 2012”). The concrete feed-in tariffs have to be determined each year by a decree from the Ministry of Economics.
Duration of the feed-in-tariffs
15 years for liquid and concrete biomass or biogas; 13 years for all other renewable technologies.
Applications have to be filed with the Renewable Energy handling Center (“Ökostromabwickklungstelle,” http:// www.oem-ag.at/).