The second phase of the residential solar tender will be available from November instead of the planned spring date, with a budget of more than HUF 200 billion (EUR 500 million) to help tens of thousands of families with below-average incomes to further reduce their utility bills, Attila Steiner, Secretary of State for Energy at the Ministry of Technology and Industry, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.
Although previously there had been talk about the Hungarian government postponing the second round of applications, it has been brought forward in a surprise move. This could be particularly good news for many families in light of the recent changes to the rules on utility costs reduction in Hungary, with higher prices above average consumption.
In view of the energy crisis, Attila Steiner stressed that the government’s priority is to ensure that households have access to the residential solar tender as soon as possible, which in addition to modernization, will also reduce families’ energy bills significantly and permanently, thereby strengthening the results of the utility cuts.
The first round of the call was met with huge interest, with a record number of over 43,000 applications. As the first phase is nearing completion, the decision has been made to open the second phase of the call in November this year instead of next spring, the Secretary of State said.
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