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Photovoltaics for the farmer

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Photovoltaics - How does it work and what are its advantages?
Photovoltaics and VAT
AgroEnergy – new funding for farmers
Let's talk numbers - how much can you save? How long does it take to pay back your investment?

Photovoltaics - How does it work and what are its advantages?

The photovoltaic installation generates electricity from sunlight, which the farm can use throughout the year.

The energy produced is used for current consumption needs, and the surplus produced is stored in the power grid at 80%, as 20% is deducted by the utility company for “storage”. Of course, surpluses will come back to us at times when production is lower – evenings and autumn-winter.

A breeder or farmer who pays agricultural tax has the opportunity to deduct 25% of the cost of a photovoltaic installation from the tax amount – this form of support can be called photovoltaic co-financing and can be used for up to 15 years!

For example, if we assume that the value of the installation will be PLN 40,000. PLN, the farmer will gain PLN 10,000 in the form of tax exemption. This means that even if you pay agricultural tax in the amount of PLN 1,000 per year, it means that you will not pay agricultural tax for 10 years. Therefore, it can be assumed that the installation cost will be 25% lower.

Photovoltaics and VAT

Another advantage of agricultural and breeding farms that are active VAT taxpayers is that they can calculate photovoltaic installations at net rates. VAT will of course be refunded after such an investment. There is another form – installing photovoltaics on a residential building and then we can apply VAT tax relief of 8%. This option is addressed mainly to farmers who are not VAT payers and cannot receive a refund.

AgroEnergy – new funding for farmers

“AgroEnergia” is a new program addressed to those running agricultural and breeding farms, which gives the opportunity to apply for a subsidy or loan from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The budget allocated for this is approximately PLN 200 million, of which PLN 120 million for loans and PLN 80 million for non-repayable grants. In the case of the second option, the amount may cover up to 40% of the costs.

Let's talk numbers - how much can you save? How long does it take to pay back your investment?

Monthly electricity bill500 PLN1000 PLN2000 PLN3000 PLN
Recommended power of the photovoltaic installation10 KW20 KW40 KW50 KW
Net cost31 900 PLN62 800 PLN126 300 PLN144 900 PLN
Cost including agricultural tax relief23 925 PLN47 100 PLN94 725 PLN108 675 PLN
Installation savings over 25 years209 857 PLN411 801 PLN823 077 PLN1 038 577 PLN
Return on investment period4,25 years4,2 years4,1 years4 years

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