Ministry announces public call for subsidizing installation of solar thermal panels in North Macedonia

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June 5, 2019






June 5, 2019





North Macedonia’s Ministry of Economy has published a public call to allocate MKD 30 million (around EUR 488,000) to households for purchasing solar thermal panels and PVC or aluminum windows, the Ministry said on its website.

The public call is part of the implementation of the 2019 program for the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in households. Applications can be submitted until June 30.

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said that the Ministry has also announced a public call for pellet stoves in the third quarter of 2019.

The Ministry has allocated MKD 5 million (around EUR 81,300) for the compensation of expenses for buying solar collectors and MKD 25 million (around EUR 406,700) for PVC or aluminum windows, Bekteshi said.

A household which decides to buy solar thermal systems (collectors, a water tank and necessary installation) will be provided with a refund of up to 30% of expenses, but not more than MKD 15,000 (around EUR 244).

Buyers of PVC or aluminum windows will be reimbursed for up to 50% of expenses, but not more than MKD 25,000 (around EUR 406).

Eligible to receive the incentives are households that were not beneficiaries of public calls published by the Ministry of Economy in the previous years.

Bekteshi said that after the previous public calls, 6,538 households were paid MKD 96 million (about EUR 1.6 million) to refund their expenses for buying solar thermal systems.

In the previous two years, 2,350 households were subsidized with MKD 66 million (about EUR 1 million) to cover part of the expenses for replacing obsolete windows with new PVC or aluminum windows.

Public call for pellet stoves planned in third quarter

Households in North Macedonia will have the opportunity to get MKD 20 million (about EUR 325,000) for covering expenses to buy pellet stoves. This is the amount the Ministry has allocated for the public call which is expected in the third quarter of 2019.

Bekteshi said that households could get up to MKD 25,000 (EUR 407).

The program for the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will secure savings for households, help raise public awareness about the positive effects of solar energy utilization in households, and ensure a greater utilization of renewable energy sources and environmental protection, he said.

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