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The European Union: No Charge For Pv That Consumes No More Than 30kW
- Jul 02, 2018 -

The Council of the European Union, the Parliament and the Commission are renegotiating the EU's current Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC), and regulations on self-consumption of PV charges may change.

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Participants agreed last Wednesday to eliminate discriminatory charges and obstructive regulatory frameworks for self-consumption and direct line connections. The directive will specifically target renewable energy systems with a capacity of up to 30kW.

According to the EU Council’s announcement, this directive aims to create a clear and stable regulatory framework for self-consumption among home users. Prior to this, the parties have agreed to increase the development of renewable energy in the EU so as to reach the target of 32% by 2030. Renewable energy stakeholders have higher goals. For example, BSW-Solar of the German Solar Energy Industry Association stated that its target is 35%. But no matter which goal, it is necessary to increase the use of photovoltaics in the energy, heat, and mobile sectors.

Compared with the currently active renewable energy directive, the reform of energy storage utilization implemented since 2009 is imminent. The new directive will abolish double taxation by adding additional grid tariffs to the energy storage used by households.

This new directive requires the official confirmation of the meeting of the European Council and the European Parliament. After this, EU member states will incorporate the directive into national law within 18 months.