ERU launches inspection of solar plants

The Energy Regulatory Office has launched an inspection into dozens of solar plants which received a license to operate in late 2010 just ahead of a significant drop in state subsidies. According to ERU reports some solar plant owners filed an application on December 30th and received positive confirmation of their request within 24 hours on the last day of the year. The police are also on the case. An internal audit at the Energy Regulatory Office earlier this year indicated that former employees may have illegally upped the prices of electricity from solar plants. The suspected scams involving solar energy are said to have incurred damages worth tens of billions of crowns.