Royal Decree Law 15/2018 has generated enormous expectations. One of the points most discussed in the media is removing the charge put on self-consumers for the energy generated and consumed in their own installation (the so-called ‘sun tax’).
But how will this package of measures impact small and medium companies? We’ll break down the Official Spanish Gazette into 4 key points:
1. Free path to the sun
The Decree-Law recognises the right to shared self-consumption and implies the right to electricity self-consumption without tolls or fees. Because the photovoltaic technology is modular, it can be developed in a collaborative manner.
Several companies will be able to share ownership of a photovoltaic installation and share the energy generated at the same time. It must be taken into account that thanks to R&D in sustainable energies, the costs of the solar installations are increasingly lower.
Another of the advantages of repealing the ‘sun tax’ for the companies revolves around the greater control and efficiency of consumption, in addition to the reduction of energy costs (because there will be fewer losses from the grid).
The Decree Law also contains the need to simplify the administrative processes and technical requirements of the installations, especially in those with less power. If your company’s installation has a power lower than 100 kW, you don’t even need to register it.
The experts point to other collateral benefits, such as greater energy independence and the development of the photovoltaic industry, which will promote job creation.
Finally, we must not lose sight of the sustainable impact of this measure: companies will significantly reduce their carbon footprint.