Last Friday, the Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera announced the repeal of the 'sun tax', a controversial tax on electric self-consumption created by the previous government.

This new regulation eliminates barriers to the development of photovoltaic solar energy and self-consumption in Spain: among them, procedures such as the registration in the administrative register of installations for the production of electric power for those facilities that do not exceed 100 kilowatts are simplified; the right to self-consumption shared by one or more consumers is recognized, which will allow exploiting economies of scale; as well as self-consumption of electricity without tolls or charges.

In Spain, the electrical power registered in self-consumption facilities amounts to 1,196 megawatts (MW), of which 170 MW correspond to installations of renewable energy sources, a very low figure for a country like Spain with enormous potential in these sources of energy

This is a good news for projects like ENERSELVES, which final aim is to modify or change policies for energy self-consumption in buildings.