Project “Photovoltaics in the field”

The submission of applications for the “Photovoltaics in the Field” programme with a budget of €30 million has started. The programme is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the deadline for applications is 15 May 2024.

Key points to remember:
  • Eligible beneficiaries: Professional farmers, special status farmers and agricultural enterprises.
  • Subsidy: 30% of the total investment cost, up to 350€/kW.
  • Maximum system size:
  • Energy Offset: For systems up to 30kW.
  • Sale of surplus energy: For systems above 30kW.
Application procedure:
  • The application is submitted online.
  • The platform is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • To apply, you will need your TAXISNET codes.
  • You can apply for one or more parcels of land.
Selection criteria:
  • Selection criteria for applications are based on the timing of submission and two priority groups:
  • Priority group A: Systems up to 10,8kW.
  • Priority group B. Priority group B. Priority group C: Systems above 10,8kW and up to 50kW.
  • In case the available budget is exhausted, there will be runners-up.

The installation of photovoltaic systems on parcels of land is an attractive option for many farmers in Greece, offering a number of benefits, such as:

  • Reduction of energy costs: Photovoltaic systems can generate electricity to meet the needs of the farm, reducing or even eliminating the electricity bill.
  • Additional income: Surplus electricity can be sold to the grid of the PPP, providing a new source of income for farmers.
  • Energy autonomy: The installation of photovoltaic systems contributes to the energy autonomy of farms, reducing their dependence on fossil fuels.
  • Environmental protection: photovoltaic systems are an environmentally friendly source of energy as they do not produce pollutant emissions.
For more information:

You can contact our expert staff to solve any queries. Our team will help you evaluate the suitability of installing photovoltaic systems in your field and recommend the right system for your needs.

Before installing photovoltaic panels in your field, it is important to consider the following:
  • The size of the field: The size of your field will determine the size of the PV system you can install.
  • The amount of sunshine: The sunshine in your area will affect the power output of the PV system.
  • Your energy needs: you will need to calculate your electricity needs to choose the right size PV system.
  • The cost of installation.

In conclusion, installing photovoltaic systems on farmland is an attractive option for farmers who want to reduce energy costs, increase their revenue and help protect the environment. But let’s also look at some of the things you should consider before proceeding with the installation:

  • Procedural: You must follow a specific procedure for the licensing and connection of your photovoltaic system to the DEDDIE network. I recommend that you consult an engineer or a company that specializes in photovoltaic systems to guide you through this process.
  • Maintenance: Photovoltaic systems require periodic maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. You should consider maintenance costs when calculating your return on investment.
  • Impact on the crop: Depending on how the PV system is installed, your crops may be affected. For example, the shading created by the panels may not be desirable for some plants. It is important to design the installation to minimize the negative impact on your farming operation.
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