The Ministry of Energy announced for public discussion the procedure by which Bulgarian households can benefit from financing for the installation of photovoltaic systems. Eligible candidates are all persons, Bulgarian citizens, citizens of another European Union member state or citizens of a third country with the status of permanent residents in the Republic of Bulgaria, living in their own single-family dwelling or their own dwelling in a multi-family building. The dwelling applied for must be the main residence of the applicant and replace an inefficient heat source (stove, boiler, fireplace, etc.) with solid fuel (wood, coal, etc.).
The purpose of the procedure is to promote the use of renewable energy in the final consumption of households by accessing financing for the purchase of the best equipment for solar installations for domestic hot water supply and photovoltaic systems.
The total amount of grant funding under this procedure is BGN 59,840,000 - BGN 49,870,000 from the European Union - NextGenerationEU, and BGN 9,970,000 national funding.
The procedure consists of two components - Component 1 for the purchase of solar installations for domestic hot water supply and Component 2 for the purchase of photovoltaic systems up to 10 kWp, including electrical energy storage systems.
The maximum amount of grant funding for a project proposal under Component 1 is up to 100% of the value of the installation, but not more than BGN 1,960.83, and up to 70% of the value of the system, but not more than BGN 15,000 under Component 2.
The procedure envisages a fully electronic submission and evaluation of the proposals through the Information System for the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism (EUMIS 2020, section "National Recovery and Resilience Plan").
The draft of the conditions for application and implementation, as well as the annexes to them according to the procedure, has been published for public discussion in the Information System EUMIS 2020.
Source: Ministry of Energy