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Official: Households have until end of the month to apply for solar panel licences

Households can apply for a licence to equip their homes with solar panels until October 31, a state secretary at the ministry of technology and industry said in an interview published by on Thursday.

Referring to recently passed regulations, Attila Steiner said that the licencing procedure was now simpler and faster, however, household solar power systems licenced after November 1 would not have an opportunity to feed the energy produced in excess of their own consumption back to the national network. Increased solar energy production now requires major upgrades to the national grid, he added. “The network needs to be stabilised so that everybody has access,” the state secretary said.

Steiner said the restriction did not apply to households submitting their requests for a licence before October 31, similarly to already licenced and operating installations.

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