This increase occurred after the disappearance of the so-called "sun tax" at the end of 2018 and the approval of Royal Decree-Law 244/2019 to regulate the activity of self-consumption of electrical energy, end charges for self-consumption, simplify modalities and enable collective self-sufficiency.
To this we must add that in June 2021 the Spanish Executive approved a royal decree to grant 660 million euros in aid with the aim of promoting renewable energy self-consumption.
Moreover, during the last month of the year, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge also approved the Self-Consumption Roadmap, which includes photovoltaic and also wind power. This document sets out objectives to evaluate development and strengthen the monitoring of the activity and, in addition, contains 37 facilitating measures to achieve them. All this makes self-consumption more attractive than ever.
Everything you need to know about photovoltaic self-consumption
Getting your photovoltaic self-consumption installation is easier than it might seem. You only need one or more solar panels and a DC-to-AC inverter with a connection to the photovoltaic panels.
It is important to note that before installing any photovoltaic system it is necessary to request three documents: A work permit at the town hall, environmental authorisation by the autonomous community and the self-consumption code at the electricity distribution company.
Advantages of self-consumption