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The New Spanish Government Will Abolish The Solar Tax
- Jun 20, 2018 -

Spain's new government may implement the solar power tax cancellation policy launched by the former government in the autumn of 2015.

Teresa Ribera, the new Spanish Minister of ecology, said in a more ambitious 2030 European EU renewable energy goal statement that the Ministry of ecology would support the European Parliament's barriers to the prohibition of the so-called "solar tax" and the development of self consumption patterns for solar families and businesses. However, more details about when to cancel the tax are not provided.

Last week, the Spanish Solar Energy Association Unef announced its support for the appointment of Teresa Ribera. "We hope the Ministry will abide by the commitments in the new government's political plan, including the elimination of the well-known solar tax, and the current administrative barriers to self consumption projects," the Unef said.

The abolition of solar taxes may further promote the rooftop photovoltaic market in Spain, especially C & I projects. According to regulations, only 10 kilowatts of photovoltaic system can be exempt from tax.

Last year, about 135 megawatts of new PV system connected to the Spanish power grid. This increase is obviously larger than that of the first three years, which is mainly driven by the self use small grid connected photovoltaic system and the agricultural independent system.