Spain is opening up to an unprecedented solar future. In Europe's sunniest country, living (literally) off the sun is more possible than ever. If you have your own roof or sufficient agreement with your neighbours, you can enjoy solar photovoltaic self-consumption and save up to 50% on your electricity bill, a figure that increases in the months with the most sunshine.
Royal Decree 244 of April 2019 allows photovoltaic self-consumption to be updated and the surpluses generated by our panels can be fed into the grid, in exchange obtaining a financial compensation in the electricity bill for this energy.
It's easy: the sun shining in the sky and powering our panels emits constant radiation. When we do not use it and we produce more energy than we are consuming, that surplus is fed into the grid and is offset in our electricity bill. Interesting, isn't it? With the Solar Plan, Iberdrola will offset your surplus.
What do I have to do to offset the energy I have generated and not self-consumed?
Let us daydream. And this is a dream that is easy to achieve: you have already installed the panels on your roof and are a happy owner of a photovoltaic system. If you do not have an installation power greater than 100 kW, which is unusual for a standard household, you are within the plans set by the government to benefit from offsetting surpluses. Now you must legalise your solar installation and register as a self-consumer with your Autonomous Community, where you must indicate whether you want to take advantage of the simplified offsetting of surpluses method. If you contract your Smart Solar installation, Iberdrola will take care of all the formalities. Once this step has been taken, you will have to sign a contract with your supplier to provide for the offsetting of your surplus. Simple, isn't it?
Remember that you will be green from start to finish with this method, as not only do you generate your own solar energy, but the energy you consume from the grid will also be certified renewable. You will not only reduce your CO2 emissions. But also those of many more people.