How can we install solar panels in our building?

How can we install solar panels in our building?

Each day more and more neighbourhood communities make the decision to install solar panels in the building so as to produce electrical power. This installation does not only respect the environment but it also considerably reduces the electricity bill due to the energy self-consumption, which is an interesting fact, and thus, making many communities consider the change. In addition, we must take into account another circumstance which is related to the help and support that many Town Councils offer for this type of initiative. In some cases, we can get interesting bonuses in the Property Tax as well as in the Construction Tax and hence making it an added incentive to take this kind of installation into consideration. We must not forget that housing is being transformed and renovated in order to make it as energy-efficient as possible. The European Union has set the year 2050 as the deadline for the de-carbonisation of all the buildings in Europe. This gives us an idea that every effort we make in favour of housing sustainability is still not enough. In this regard, the issue of considering making a photovoltaic installation in a building seems very reasonable. But, what must we do to carry it out? What steps must we take? We tell you all about it in this article.

How can we install solar panels in our building?
Each day more and more neighbourhood communities are installing solar panels in the buildings so as to have energy self-consumption


The first step that must be taken in order to install solar panels in a building is to agree among the neighbours. This implies having to approve it in the neighbourhood board with at least one third of the votes. The next step is to undertake a study, that must be conducted by the installation company, that certifies the viability of the installation. This company must gather all the necessary information for the installation in a project which must also include the budget. Once this has been done, and the installation is feasible, then all the legal formalities can be started. Firstly, the necessary authorizations must be requested and they sometimes take a long time to get, being also a very cumbersome process. The installation company could fill in the paperwork and the procedures which can be very helpful as well as saving the community of neighbours a lot of work. This process varies depending on the Autonomous Community we live in. Nonetheless, the main steps can be summed up as follows: firstly, to apply for access and connection permits for more than 15kWn. Secondly, to apply for an authorization for installations above 100kWp as well as an environmental and public interest authorization, a building permit and construction taxes. Thirdly, apart from these steps, we must pay for the Construction Tax and the rate for rendering urban services.

How can we install solar panels in our building?
Before carrying out the installation we must apply for some permits which can be taken care of by the installation company


Once all the abovementioned procedures have been carried out, then the works to install solar panels on the building can be started. Some time ago, we wrote an article in this blog about the advantages of photovoltaic panels. In that article, we mentioned that in 2021 there was an increase of 85% in the installation of these panels, thus giving us an idea of the growth that is taking place in our country. We must also point out that once the installation is finished, new permits are necessary, but they can also be conducted by the installation company. We are referring to the Installation Certificate or the Certificate of End of Work. In addition, there is an Initial Inspection if it is above 10kW as well as an Energy Supply Contract for support services. Furthermore, we must also enter it in the Industry Registry and formalize some contracts. The installation company can take care of every single process.

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