In order to further stimulate the development of solar energy in Luxembourg, in 2018 the Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning decided to launch calls for tenders that cover the construction and operation of new large-scale photovoltaic installations.
In total, projects of around 95 MW have been approved in the four tenders between 2018 and 2022.
In 2022, the Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning and the Ministry of Economy have launched a total of three different calls for projects, details of which can be found below.
Call for tenders for large-scale projects
Reserved for photovoltaic installations with an installed capacity of between 200 kWp and 5 MWp. The five lots are divided into three categories:
- Industrial sites
- Exterior envelope of buildings
- Shade or water basins
Call for tenders for "agri-PV" projects
The call for tenders is exclusively intended for the installation of so-called "agri-PV" installations, which provide a triple win-win situation in terms of renewable electricity production, agricultural production, as well as in terms of biodiversity and nature protection. The tender is divided into two lots:
- Ground-mounted installation, vertical bifacial panels or Tracker
- Shading systems
Call for tenders "self-consumption"
Aimed primarily at self-consumption of the electricity produced, a new investment aid is now available to companies. The call for tenders is divided into three categories according to capacity:
- > 30 and ≤ 200 kWp
- > 200 and ≤ 500 kWp
- 500 and ≤ 5000 kWp