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Last update: 14.05.2014

National Contact Point: PV Austria - Vera Liebl
(office(at)pvaustria.at)

About one third of the installed PV capacity in Austria are small scale PV systems smaller than 5 kWp. This percentage has already been higher, but because of changes in the budget for the feed-in tariff for bigger plants (since 2012 more money is available) also a lot of bigger plants has been built.
The legal-administrative framework follows a functional split defined within the federal constitution, where ... (Unhide text)
 
Rooftop PV systems of 3 kWp (up to 5 kW) are the typical installations for the residential market in Austria.

 
Waiting Time
 
Active time
Estimation for the total duration of the installation of a PV system is about five weeks. The most time-consuming process for small scale PV systems is the request for metering point number.
 
Most of the waiting time occurs by waiting for the reply of the metering point number and the grid connection point. In Upper Austria the process step "grid connections" is already part of the administrative process. Therefore the waiting time to install a PV-system in Upper Austria is shorter.

 
Legal-administrative Labour Requirements
 
Non Legal-administrative Labour Requirements
The workload to fulfill the legal administrative requirements varies because of the federal laws and the requirements of the authorities. Some authorities require a detailed description of the PV system with several calculations. Therefore the legal administrative requirement varies but in general about five working-hours are needed.

 
Legal-administrative costs
 
Other costs
Total costs vary depending on the workload to fulfil the legal administrative requirements and the salary of the installer. Some authorities require a detailed description of the PV system with several calculations. Therefore the legal administrative costs vary but in general about € 300 are needed.
 
The costs depend on the duration of each step, waiting time and the hourly rates of the installer.