Electricity bills have increased by an average of 20% each year over the past 5 years and the cost is likely to increase by similar amounts over the next few years.

Do I need permission from my utility company to install a system in my property?

Yes you do. This is very important and must not be overlooked. Permissions need to be obtained before the installation takes place. Every grid-connected electricity system needs authorisation from your electricity supplier and the Spanish Government. Iberdrola is currently issuing fines for unauthorised installations so it is very important that your installation is completed correctly.

What is the life expectancy of a solar grid-connected electricity system?

A well designed solar system will easily last for 25-30 years. Both the solar panels and the inverters used by Solar in Spain are guaranteed for 25 years. Only the very best quality equipment will cope with the harsh environment.

Does solar energy only work on sunny days?

No. Solar panels do not need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate electricity on cloudy days. However, the stronger the sunshine the more electricity is produced.

What happens to the electricity that is produced but not used?

We can install equipment in your property that ensures 100% of your solar energy production is consumed at the property. This maximises the financial return of your solar installation. If you decide you want to export electricity Iberdrola will buy back any solar electricity that is sent back to the grid.

Do I have to pay tax to the Government if I install a system?

In 2013 the government published a draft proposal which proposed a tax on electricity. This draft proposal was against European Union directives and was met with enormous opposition. On 9th October 2015 the Spanish Government updated this draft proposal stating that grid connected solar installations that produce less than 10kW per hour will not be taxed. This is excellent news for home owners as it has removed the threat of any type of solar tax.

Where can I find out more information?

Solar in Spain has been in business for 15 years. We complete all the paperwork for our clients and we are one of the few companies that actually ensure that their installations comply fully with the law. Our office and showroom is in the Pedreguer Industrial Estate, just off the N332. We are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and would be delighted to answer any questions. We can also be contacted on 962 854 488 or by email: info@solarinspain.com.