At present, Ukraine has developed a rather favorable legal environment for the development of solar energy industry. We have got one of the highest "green" tariff among European countries, which is guaranteed by the State until January 1, 2030. The "green" tariff is an effective mechanism that stimulates the attraction of investments into renewable energy technologies. The State shall guarantee that the entire amount of electricity produced from renewable energy sources will be redeemed on the "green" tariff. In this case, payments for electricity produced in the first place with those manufacturers who use alternative (renewable) energy sources.
Electricity is purchased by Wholesale Electricity Market of Ukraine in the face of "Energorynok" state enterprise. Payments on the "green" tariff provides for the local component, i.e. projects in its composition should have defined share of the cost of services and materials of Ukrainian origin. The law allows to set a "green" tariff for the individual queues of starting complexes and power plants from renewable sources. The State guarantees the permanence investor incentives, compared to the current at the time of commissioning of the facility renewable energy.
For solar power plants percent local content can be calculated from the following values: polycrystalline silicon - 32%, silicon ingots - 13%, silicon wafers - 7%, photovoltaic cells - 20%, photovoltaic modules - 23%, construction works - 5%. Ukrainian origin of the elements of the local component is confirmed by a certificate of origin issued in the prescribed manner of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine or the competent authority of a foreign state for the goods that are imported. For the construction work of Ukrainian origin confirmed by an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs contractor performing this work, or general contractor.
From 1 April 2013 the "green" tariff for solar power plants is set at the following: for terrestrial solar power plants - 0,339 euros per kWh, for roof (facede) solar power plants of more than 100 kW - 0,349 euro per kWh; for roof (facade) solar power plants of less than 100 kW - 0,359 euros per kWh. Since 2014 the coefficient is introduced "green" tariff for households that operate solar installations up to 10 kW at 0,359 euros per kWh. Also provides for a gradual reduction in the value of "green" tariff for all types of power generation from renewable sources. For newly constructed facilities "green" tariff will be reduced relative to the level of 2013 by 10%, 20% and 30% for commissioning in 2015, 2020 and 2050, respectively.