Evolution of Regulatory Instruments Supporting the Development of Micro-Installations in Poland in 2005–2019 – Selected Issues
This paper analyzes the development of micro-installations in 2005-2019 against the background of changes of the national energy policy, in particular of the introduction and subsequent modifications of the dedicated support schemes. Based on a survey conducted among micro-installations installer companies in 2016, when the future of residential micro-installations was still uncertain, the authors identified key regulatory barriers hindering the growth of the rising market and the effect energy policy changes had on those barriers in 2016-2019. The study is divided into introduction, conclusion and three parts describing the research background, methods and results. The first part contains a description of the energy policy regulations relevant to the development of micro-installations in 2005-2016. The second part presents the methodology and the results of the survey. The third part analyzes the development of micro-installations in 2017-2019 within the context of the identified barriers. In the summary, key regulatory challenges were described and scope for further research on the micro-installation market in Poland was set.