Malta uses a number of different support schemes in order to facilitate development of RES-E in the country. Solar PV is the most viable source of RES-E in Malta. It is projected to contribute to 42% of Malta’s RES contribution in 2030.
However, also other renewable energy sources are supported in the country through tenders.
Malta’s target for the RES- E sector is 11% by 2030 (NECP, pg. 40-41).
Summary of support system
- Subsidy for PV installations – The subsidy is allocated to new solar PV installations connected to the grid. Its purpose is to help investors in the residential and non-residential sectors overcome existing cost barriers.
- Support through feed-in-tariff - Electricity generated by PV installations with a capacity of less than 400kWp is supported through a feed-in tariff.
- Tenders for PV and Wind plants - Installations with a capacity exceeding 1,000 kWp are promoted through tenders. Eligible are new photovoltaic installations and new wind energy installations, which have not benefitted from other support.
- Tenders for small installations - Malta has a premium tariff, which is awarded through a tender held by the Ministry for Energy and Water Management. Eligible are RES installations with a capacity between 400 kWp and 1,000 kWp.
Regulator for Energy and Water Services
Ministry for Energy and Conservation of Water