The Hungarian government will invite bids for grants worth a combined 75 billion forints (EUR 193.5m) early next year aimed at helping households install solar panels and batteries.
Energy Minister Csaba Lantos said his ministry aimed to encourage households to use solar panels which could cover their own electricity consumption. Winning bidders will receive grants to cover 65% of their project. The new systems will generate electricity during the day, while the household could use the stored energy through the night. From Jan 1, the government will lift an interim ban on feeding energy generated by households into the national grid on 93% of the national system, affecting 84% of households with solar panels. Household solar panels installed before January 1, 2026, will benefit from an annual settlement of electricity bills for 10 years, Lantos noted.