Luxembourg has selected 75 solar projects for its own consumption in the country’s first procurement procedure. It will launch a second tender in July.
Luxembourg’s Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Energy have selected 85 projects with a combined output of 43.3 MW for the country’s first self-consumption solar energy tender. The selected projects will receive 16.1 million euros ($17.2 million) in discounts from the 30 million euros budget.
The offer included three project categories: installations with power ranging from 30 kW to 200 kW, support ceiling €810/kW; systems with an installed power of 200–500 kW and a subsidy ceiling of 610 euros/kW; and photovoltaic systems with a capacity of 500–5 MW and a support ceiling of 530 euros/kW.
The third category received the largest share, 32.7 MW of usable capacity and 9.7 million euros in assets. The second category received 8.24 MW and 3.2 million euros, while the first category received 5.37 MW and 3.0 million euros.
The selected developers now have 18 months to complete their projects. Economy Minister Franz Fayot stated: “We are directing investments to renewable energy sources and encouraging more industrial and service companies to invest in energy independence and renewable energy sources.”
The ministry plans to launch another such tender in July. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, Luxembourg had around 319 MW of installed solar power capacity at the end of 2022 and around 42 MW of new solar energy last year.