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Historically low prices offered in Danish tender of aid for solar PV

Press release   •   Dec 12, 2016 07:01 CET

The winning tenders in the pilot tender of aid for solar PV conducted by the Danish Energy Agency were for a premium of only 12.89 Danish øre per kWh. This result testifies that electricity from solar PV in Denmark can now compete with the cheapest sources of renewable energy.

The deadline for submitting tenders in the pilot tender of aid for solar PV conducted by the Danish Energy Agency, expired on 8 December at 4 pm.

36 tenders for a total of 79.45 MW were submitted before the deadline. The 9 winning tenders concern a fixed premium of 12.89 Danish øre per kWh for 20 years.

The three companies, who each submitted tenders regarding three installations of 2.4 MW, are P&B Solpark Danmark 8 K/S, P&B Solpark Danmark 9 K/S and P&B Solpark Danmark 11 K/S.

The winning tenders concern a total capacity of 21.6 MW. The total volume of aid is thus expected to be approximately 2.8 million DKK annually once the installations have been installed, which is significantly below the 8 million DKK annually which were the expectation when the legal basis for the tender was adopted.

The tender was open to projects in Germany up to a limit of 2.4 MW, but no offers were submitted regarding installations in Germany.

Contracts with the winning tenderers are expected to be signed before Christmas. The result is final when the contracts have been signed.


Special Advisor Rasmus Zink Sørensen, tel: +45 33 92 67 82,

Head of Section Dijana Dmitruk, tel. +45 33 92 66 37,

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The work of the Danish Energy Agency involves matters relating to energy supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for Danish building policy and promotes more sustainable building with regard to energy consumption, use of materials and economic issues.

The Agency is responsible for the entire chain of tasks linked to energy production and supply, transportation and consumption, including energy efficiency and savings as well as Danish national CO2 targets and initiatives to limit emissions of greenhouse gasses. The Agency supports building-policy initiatives to increase the productivity and quality of building as well as the operation and maintenance of buildings, with focus on sustainable building. The Agency also collaborates with the building sector to establish a good framework for the industry.

The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building. The Agency employs about 360.