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Support schemes

Investments and other subsidies

Small solar plants

Less than 5 kWp investment subsidies are granted for the plants, sufficient for them to achieve a 6 percent capital yield.

For plants between 5 kWp and 200 kWp, an investment subsidy is granted of 30 percent, not to exceed euros (EUR)200.

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
  • 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.

Operating subsidies

Feed-in tariff

Wind energy:

  • cents (ct)9.36/kWh


On buildings:

  • 5 kWp to 200 kWp: ct11.50/kWh
  • 201 kWp to 350 kWp: ct12.50/kWh

In open space:

  • 5 kWp to 350 kWp: ct10.00/kWh.


  • ct7.36/kWh

Sewage gas:

  • ct5.88/kWh

Landfill gas:

  • ct4.90/kWh

Compact biomass (such as forest woodchips or straw):

  • ct8.81/kWh to ct13.86/kWh, depending on the production capacity (declining tariff).

Waste with high biogenic contingent:

  • Same as for compact biomass, minus 25 percent

Liquid biomass:

  • ct5.68/kWh; surplus of ct2/kWh for production in an efficient power-heat cogeneration.

Biogas from agrarian production:

  • ct12.80/kWh to ct19.31/kWh, depending on the production capacity (declining tariff).

Additional information


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.

Administrative procedures

Applications have to be filed with the Renewable Energy handling Center (Ökostromabwickklungstelle, http://

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