Grid-connected solar panels
Solar panels harness solar energy to generate electricity, which is then used to power all the systems and devices in your home. When the solar panels do not generate sufficient electricity to meet the demand of your home, such as during the night, additional electricity is sourced from the regular main power grid. If the solar panels generate more electricity than your home needs, the surplus electricity is fed back into the main power grid.
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Administrative Tasks, Certificates, Permits, Compensation, and IBI Discount
Solar panel systems in Spain require significantly more paperwork than in other European countries. To make the process easier for you, our comprehensive service includes all necessary documents, permits, and certificates. We take responsibility for managing all communication and tasks, relieving you of burdensome responsibilities.
Furthermore, we prioritize strict compliance with Spanish guidelines, laws, and regulations to ensure that our systems are installed in full accordance.
We take pride in our exceptional and multilingual administrative team, consisting of individuals with specialized roles and responsibilities. We have dedicated experts for building permits, paperwork with the Generalitat Valenciana, and communication with the grid operator. Each team member is committed to delivering excellent service and ensuring sufficient time is allocated to fulfill the unique needs of each customer. Even if there is a request that goes beyond our current capabilities or if a required document is missing, we are committed to assisting you in finding a solution.
Compensation for surplus electricity
Your electricity supplier compensates the surplus electricity. The compensation per kilowatt-hour (kWh) can vary from 5 to 20 cents + IVA per kWh. The compensation increases as the demand for electricity rises. These compensations are offset against the amount you still need to pay. This process occurs on a monthly basis. Whether the compensations are also offset against your fixed connection costs depends on the supplier and the type of contract you have. Therefore, it is interesting for us to explore together, after the installation, which supplier and contract type would be most advantageous for you.
An example: If you consume 100 kWh of electricity and feed back 50 kWh to the main power grid, your electricity provider will compensate you for the 50 kWh If you consume 50 kWh and feed back 100 kWh, you will only receive compensation for 50 kWh. The remaining 50 kWh will not be compensated. A solution to avoid “losing” this electricity is through a physical or “virtual” battery.
Click here to see an example of an electricity bill with reimbursements for surplus electricity.
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Registration trough the Generalitat Valenciana
To ensure that your system is known to the Generalitat Valenciana (GVA), it is necessary and mandatory to register the installation through the Generalitat Valenciana.
Legalisation via the grid operator
Following the legalization process established by the grid operator is essential. This process ensures the official authorization and recognition of feeding electricity back into the grid, allowing you to receive compensation for your fed-in electricity.
Building permit through the municipality
To ensure the legal compliance of your solar panel system, obtaining a building permit from your municipality is crucial. This building permit is a mandatory requirement to ensure that the system fully complies with laws and regulations.
Certified engineer/architect report
For obtaining a building permit for solar panels on flat roofs, garages, carports or pergolas virtually all municipalities require an additional report to be prepared by a certified engineer/architect. This report must be submitted along with the application and payment of the building permit. When the panels are installed on a sloped (tile) roof or on the ground, this report is not required.
Documentation for IBI discount
In most municipalities, homeowners can benefit from a discount on property tax (IBI). These discounts can be substantial. The amount of the discount varies depending on the municipality, but most offer a 50% discount for 3 years (up to 400 euros per year), followed by two years with a 25% discount (up to 200 euros). We provide all documents in a structured manner to facilitate an easy application process for the discount at the SUMA office.
Electricity providers comparison service
Many people are not aware of the details in their electricity bills and find it challenging to assess whether they have favorable rates. Our comparison service provides expert guidance to address this issue. We will carefully evaluate your current electricity provider/contract and offer personalized recommendations based on our expertise. Our goal is to help you identify the most advantageous supplier and select the most suitable plan, whether it’s fixed rates, special solar panel rates, or virtual battery options. In doing so, we strive to further reduce your electricity bills. This service is free, optional, conducted in our store in Calpe, included in our prices, and can be performed after the installation of your solar panel system.