The approved legislation authorizes not only self-consumption, but also the sharing and sale of energy produced from photovoltaic panels. Learn more.
Demand for photovoltaic panels has soared due to changes in the law, which regulate self-consumption and renewable energy sharing.
Photovoltaic panels, also known as solar panels, can change the landscape of small villages or towns in the very near future.
Just as has happened in many areas with wind towers, photovoltaic panels can be used on a large scale in sunnier regions. More than a change in the landscape, they can also bring about transformations in the way we produce energy.
We have been seeing solar panels for some time now, mainly on newer buildings, however, the renewable energy self-consumption law passed in October 2019 may cause these to multiply.
The idea of this decree-law, which transposes a European Union directive, is that anyone, alone or in a group, can create the conditions to produce their own energy and share it with others.
Thus, the purpose is to make it possible for more people to produce, consume, store, share, and sell electricity.
The approved legislation authorizes not only self-consumption, but also the sharing and sale of energy produced from photovoltaic panels.
The new law facilitates the creation of these larger facilities, making it simpler to produce renewable energy that is not only intended for self-consumption.
In this sense, a production equipment does not have to correspond to only one point of consumption, but can be extended to several: for example, a panel placed on the roof of a building can supply energy to several neighbors.
Producers/consumers can organize themselves into groups located in the same building or area of apartments or houses.
Industrial or commercial units and other infrastructure located in a defined area can produce, consume, share, store, and sell surplus electricity produced through renewable sources.
However, the sale of the energy produced and not consumed does not have to be done collectively.
The law provides for the existence of the individual self-consumer, i.e., “a final consumer who produces renewable energy for his own consumption (…) and who can store or sell electricity from renewable sources of his own production.
But, this cannot be his main commercial or professional activity.