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Dec 15, 2017

Hungary to set up solar plants to minimize energy imports

János Lázár said the objective was to cover one half of the country’s total demand from the upgraded nuclear plant at Paks, and the other half from solar plants

The Hungarian government will ease land use regulations to encourage agricultural firms to set up solar plants, it has been announced.

János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, said the government is planning several 0.5 Megawatt micro-plants to be built on a single hectare each, from which the state would automatically buy the electricity generated.

The minister added that applicants would be offered subsidized loans to implement their part of the project, and the government will help build Hungary's energy sector.

Lázár said its part of the government’s plans to minimize Hungary’s energy imports in the next 10-20 years. He said the objective was to cover one half of the country’s total demand from the upgraded nuclear plant at Paks, and the other half from solar plants.