Solar Panels Installation in Barcelona
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Sun hours in Europe.
Average annual insolation map. National Geographic Institute (IGN) Spain.
Solar energy potential in Barcelona
As we well know, the same amount of photovoltaic energy is not produced in the north of Europe as in the south of the continent, and Barcelona is a privileged city thanks to the number of hours of sunshine (almost 2,500; 2,453) and the high solar irradiation of the province of approximately 2,000 kWh/m2 (1,978.74 kWh/m2). This results in high photovoltaic energy production in homes and businesses, and therefore their solar energy potential.
Solar energy potential in Barcelona. Source: PVGIS.
Annual production of photovoltaic energy in Barcelona
Annual production of photovoltaic energy in Barcelona. Source: PVGIS.
As we can see in the graph, if we consider an average system of 3.4 kWp of installed power and a loss of 14%, the annual photovoltaic production is 5,319.47 kWh. The months with the highest production are May, June, July and August with 525, 528, 545 and 520 kWh, respectively. These high figures are important if we compare them with a city where the penetration of solar energy is much higher than that of Barcelona -such as Berlin- whose production capacity is barely 3,227 kWh. 😲 Surprising, right?
Average electricity bill in Barcelona 2021-2022
Average electricity bill. Source: OMIE.
In Barcelona, the Red Eléctrica de España (REE) indicates that Spanish households consume an average of 9 kWh per day and approximately 270 kWh per month, which represents about 3,240 kWh/year. In addition, the REE has also indicated that the electricity prices of the grid in 2021-2022 have averaged around €0.225/kWh (€225/MWh), so that a household without a solar energy system that consumes monthly from the network these 270 kWh would pay around €60 per month on your bill, in the variable part of electricity consumption.
Inclination and orientation of solar panels in Barcelona
In Spain, the ideal average inclination of the panels varies between 20º and 40º since it is directly related to the latitude of the country. The closer a city is to the equator, the less the angle of inclination of the panels will be, since the sun's rays will strike perpendicularly.The perfect inclination in Barcelona to achieve maximum performance of the solar panels should be about 30º to 40º -37º specifically- and the orientation towards the south.Solar panels facing south in Barcelona will produce the most energy, but if you want to place the modules facing east or west it is also worth it, especially if you need to cover electricity needs at home or business in the morning, or more in the afternoon, increasing the home's own electricity consumption.
Average temperature of Barcelona
Average temperature in Barcelona. Source: PVGIS.
The city of Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate with maritime influences. Temperatures are mild in winter and very hot in summer, with an average annual temperature of 16°C.
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With a population of 1,636,732 inhabitants, it is the second most populous city in Spain and the Iberian Peninsula after Madrid. The advances in solar technology in the last decade and the repeal of the sun tax in the country have increased the confidence of citizens in the self-consumption of photovoltaic energy through the installation of solar panels.
For this reason, in Quiero Sol we help homes and companies in Barcelona so that they can compare installers, easily understand self-consumption and find out how much they can save on the price of their installation through the national subsidies and local aid that the City Councils offer in 2023.
Frequently asked questions about photovoltaic installation in Barcelona
How much does a solar panel installation cost in Barcelona?
The price of a photovoltaic installation in Barcelona, and as usually happens anywhere, depends on the type of installation, size of the system, its components, registration and legalization procedures. Considering all the necessary materials: panels, inverter, wiring and installation costs such as labor for a single-family home that requires 10 panels, the approximate price would be €6,000 and €8,000 for 15 panels.
Is a photovoltaic installation profitable in Barcelona? Are solar panels worth it?
The recovery of the investment in Barcelona is between 5 to 7 years. If none of the bonuses (IBI and ICIO) are accessed, the amortization would be made in 7 years, but if the aid is available, the investment would be recovered in just over 4 years.
How much can be saved with an installation of solar panels?
With a photovoltaic installation in Barcelona you can save approximately 60% and up to 70% on your electricity bill (in the variable part of it, referring to electricity consumption).
What procedures and/or permits are needed for photovoltaic installations in Barcelona?
Although normally the installation companies in Barcelona are in charge of managing all the procedures so that their clients do not have to worry about it, it is worth clarifying that in this Community a Responsible Declaration is needed to be able to carry out the installation.
Is there aid for the installation of solar panels in Barcelona in 2023?
IBI discount: %, years, uses and limitations
Discount on the IBI of 50% the first 3 years after the investment in Barcelona.
ICIO tax credit
95% in the tax on constructions and installations
What subsidies are there and how to request aid for self-consumption in Barcelona?
The subsidies from European funds are part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and in Barcelona they include aid of €600 for each kWp of the installation and €490 for each kW of battery. These aids are intended for installations with a maximum of 10 kWp and those installations that exceed this peak power have lower amounts in terms of aid. For municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants, these amounts may be higher.In the case of Catalonia, the aid is managed by the Catalan Energy Institute and applications must be submitted electronically through the page: https://seu.gencat.cat. You can get more information in the Official Gazette. The deadline for submitting applications is from December 15, 2021 until the allocated budget or budget reallocation is exhausted, and always until December 31, 2023 at the latest.
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) extends in 2022 by 505 million euros the Program of incentives for self-consumption, energy storage and thermal installations with renewables in the autonomous communities that have already exhausted the funds of the Program that originally received. Among them is Catalonia.
Is there a personal income tax deduction for a photovoltaic installation in Barcelona?
To promote energy efficiency in Barcelona, Catalonia offers the personal income tax deduction for the rehabilitation of the habitual residence. According to the Tax Agency, 1.5% of the amounts paid in the tax period will be deducted for the rehabilitation of the home that constitutes or should constitute your habitual residence.The owners of photovoltaic installations may deduct 20% of the total amount of the amounts invested in installations in the habitual residence as well as in collective installations, provided that these are not related to the exercise of an economic activity.
Other regional aid in Barcelona
Barcelona offers aid in the economic activities tax (IAE) of a 50% discount on the payment of the tax quota to taxpayers who install systems for the thermal or electrical use of energy from the sun, for two years in the exercise of the activities subject to the tax.
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