Solar Panels Installation in Mahón
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Average annual insolation map. National Geographic Institute (IGN) Spain.
Solar energy potential in Mahón
Insolation is the amount of "useful sun" that reaches the surface and Spain in this sense is in an excellent situation in terms of solar energy, with an average of 2,500 hours of sunshine per year. In the northern areas this value is not reached, but several southern regions exceed 3,000 hours per year.
In the Balearic Islands, the number of hours of sunshine is variable depending on the islands. It has great potential for photovoltaic energy generation since it has: Mallorca 3,098 and Menorca (Mahón) 2,981 hours of sunshine per year, to name a few. 🙌
Solar energy potential in Mahón. Source: PVGIS.
Annual production of photovoltaic energy in Mahón
Annual production of photovoltaic energy in Mahón. Source: PVGIS.
To calculate the photovoltaic production in Mahón, let us take as an example a solar installation with 3.4 kWp of installed power, where the system will have an optimal inclination angle of 35º to the south, and the result will give us an annual production of photovoltaic energy of 5,237 .97 kWh. This contemplates a system loss of 14% and an annual irradiation of 1,974.79 kWh/m2.
Average electricity bill in Mahón 2021-2022
Average electricity bill. Source: OMIE.
The Red Eléctrica de España (REE) indicates that households in Spain, and therefore in Baleares, 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 electricity prices from 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 Mahón
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. In Mahón particularly, the optimal angle of inclination is 35º.
Average temperature of Mahón
Average temperature in Mahón. Source: PVGIS.
In the Balearic Islands, the climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, sunny summers, with an average temperature of 18ºC.
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The Balearic Islands is one of the places with the most hours of sunshine per year and for this reason, the percentage of energy production in photovoltaic self-consumption facilities is higher than in parts of the country. It has 5.3 kWh/m2 of HSP (Peak Solar Hour), a figure that is equivalent to the amount of solar energy that one square meter of surface receives.
In addition, the Autonomous Community approves regional aid and subsidies to encourage self-consumption periodically and has tax discounts from the IBI and the ICIO in its municipalities. This will allow you to reduce the payback period of the investment.
Frequently asked questions about photovoltaic installation in Mahón
How much does an installation of solar panels cost in Mahón?
The price of a photovoltaic installation in Mahón, and as is generally the case 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 Mahón? Are solar panels worth it?
The recovery of the investment in solar panel installations in Baleares is amortized differently depending on the aid on each island. On average, in an average of 5 years. If none of the bonuses (IBI and ICIO) are accessed, the amortization would take longer, but if the aid is available, the investment would be recovered faster.
How much can be saved with a solar panel installation?
With a photovoltaic installation in Mahón 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 Mahón?
Although usually the installation companies in Baleares are in charge of managing all the paperwork so that their clients do not have to worry about it, it is good to bear in mind that the process of legalizing photovoltaic self-consumption installations in Baleares is adapted to what is established in Royal Decree 244/2019.
Is there aid for the installation of solar panels in Mahón in 2023?
IBI discount: %, years, uses and limitations
50% bonus for 2 years.
ICIO tax credit
What subsidies are there and how to request aid for self-consumption in Mahón?
The subsidies from European funds are part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and in Baleares 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.
Applications for subsidies must be submitted at the Electronic Headquarters of the Government of the Balearic Islands: https://www.caib.es/seucaib/es/200/personas/tramites/tramite/4862252. You can obtain more information in the Official Bulletin of the Balearic Islands. The deadline for submitting applications is until the assigned budget or budget reallocation is exhausted, and always at the latest until December 31, 2023.
Is there a personal income tax deduction for a photovoltaic installation in Mahón?
For certain investments to improve the sustainability of the habitual residence. For more information you can visit the page of the Tax Agency of said Community.
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