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Aid of up to 13,500 euros for self-consumption and renewable energy installations: in which communities are they active and how to apply

With the price of electricity breaking records and the new electricity tariff, self-consumption is emerging as one of the great beneficiaries. To promote the installation of solar panels and other renewable energies, since last June a self-consumption aid plan endowed with 660 million euros.

Available for both companies and individuals, these grants are a good opportunity to bet on the installation of solar panels. However, each autonomous community has its own deadlines and not all of them can be requested now. Here we briefly explain what is the amount we can get, what type of facilities are included and in which communities can they be ordered now.

Who can request them and what is the amount of the aid

The aid plan is managed by the Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) and contemplates that it can be extended up to 1,320 million euros for the installation of self-consumption, renewable air conditioning and batteries. Until December 31, 2023 These grants may be requested and will be attended in strict order of presentation, as defined by the program.

The grants are divided into six different programs, depending on whether they are groups of companies, local entities, communities of owners or individuals who do not carry out any economic activity. Depending on the type of applicant, you can access one amount or another.

For the professional sector, aids will be offered that will be a percentage of the total costs, for example being able to go from 15 to 45% (460 – 1,188 € / kWp) in a photovoltaic installation for self-consumption. For the residential sector it would be between € 300 and € 600 / kWp. It is different in the residential sector, where fixed amounts are awarded.

Focusing on group 6, which includes communities of owners, individuals or non-profit entities, the grants are defined by the following amounts:

Residential sector

Public property and third sector housing

Aerothermal facilities

€ 500 / kW (€ 3,000 / home)

€ 650 / kW (€ 3,900 / home)

Solar Thermal Installation

450 – 900 € / kW (550 – 1,800 € / home)

650 – 950 € / kW (820 – 1,850 € / home)

Biomass

€ 250 / kW (€ 2,500 – € 3,000 / home)

€ 350 / kW (€ 3,500 – € 4,200 / home)

Geothermal or hydrothermal facilities

€ 1,600 – € 2,250 / kW (€ 9,000 – € 13,500 / home)

€ 1,700 – € 2,250 / kW (€ 9,550 – 13,500 / home)

As we see in the previous table, the aids contemplate up to 1,800 euros for the installation of solar panels in residences or up to 13,500 euros in the case of a geothermal or hydrothermal installation. All the specific figures can be consulted in Royal Decree 477/202, published in the Official State Gazette.

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What is the situation of these aids in each autonomous community

Despite the fact that the aid officially began at the end of June, it is the autonomous communities that manage it and have to activate the application beyond domestic users. Here, as has already happened with the MOVES III plan, some communities are late. These have a maximum period of three months from the entry into force, but in mid-October there are still communities such as Madrid or Catalonia that have yet to activate them for everyone.

Francisco Valverde, consultant for the Menta Energía Group and energy market analyst, reviews the calendar of these aids for self-consumption for the professional sector, indicating that The Balearic Islands admit these grants since September and in Castilla y León they can be requested from mid-January. Unfortunately, not all the communities have already specified the route and the date from which they will accept these requests.

Through this Genially we can see what is the amount of money budgeted for each autonomous community and if they already have an active website to request assistance. These are data referring to groups from 1 to 5. The total budget of each community is indicated in the BOE and is the one that we will tell you about.

Andalusia

With a budget of 104.8 million euros, Andalusia published on September 28, 2021 the resolution calling for self-consumption aid for the period 2021-2023. From the website of the Andalusian Energy Agency you can request the aid as of December 2, 2021 for residences.

Aragon

The Government of Aragon has a budget of about 22.9 million euros and foresees that the aid can be requested in the first fortnight of November. It has not yet been specified by which route.

Asturias

Similar situation is that of Asturias, with a budget of about 14.5 million euros. There is no specific date for the time of the website for companies. Asturias has a series of specific grants of up to 25% aimed at companies and individuals where it is required to have a length greater than 200 meters or have a cost greater than 4,000 euros.

Balearic Islands

On September 6, the resolution was approved in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands for these grants. They have a budget of about 14 million euros and from their electronic headquarters aid can be requested now.

Canary Islands

With a budget of 23.1 million euros, the Canary Islands still do not have an active website to request the relevant self-consumption aid. Due to its high level of annual irradiation and tax credits, the Canary Islands are considered to be one of the most favorable communities for self-consumption.

With a deadline of December 31, 2021, the Canary Islands have their own aid for residences as long as they do not exceed 10,000 euros.

Cantabria

They have a budget of 8.1 million euros, but Cantabria still does not have the relevant website to apply for the aid.

Castilla la Mancha

They have a budget of 30.9 million euros, but Castilla-La Mancha still does not have the relevant website to apply for the aid.

Castile and Leon

On September 24, the Ministry of Economy and Finance published the aid package. To request them, you must access this application of the Regional Energy Agency.

Catalonia

Catalonia has a record budget of 115 million euros. The Generalitat already has a website where it explains these aid, but the start date has not yet been specified.

Ceuta

They have a budget of about 740,000 euros, but Ceuta still does not have the relevant website to apply for aid in the professional sector.

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Valencian Community

On September 27, the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness approved a plan of aid endowed with 67.3 million euros to request the aid from its electronic headquarters. The Generalitat also contemplates a deduction of 40% in the Personal income tax on the total cost (up to a maximum of 8,000 euros). An increase compared to the 20% of personal income tax in 2018.

Estremadura

They have a budget of 14.8 million euros, but Extremadura still does not have the relevant website to apply for the aid.

Galicia

The previous aid program had a budget of two million euros. The current one, published on September 29, extends this figure to 39.1 million euros. Aid can be requested from the Galician Energy Institute.

Madrid

Madrid has a budget until 2023 of 91.2 million euros. It also has a concrete aid plan to subsidize photovoltaic solar energy projects with up to 25% of the cost. According to the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF), the Community of Madrid will have up to 124 million euros to subsidize self-consumption.

Melilla

They have a budget of about 697,000 euros, but Melilla still does not have the relevant website to apply for the aid.

Murcia

Murcia has 19.5 million euros for these aids for self-consumption. In the absence of its publication in the Official Gazette of the region, the Department of Urban Planning and Ecological Transition of the Murcia City Council explained that the subsidies provided by them will help cover 100% of the cost of the installation with a maximum of 3,000 euros per applicant.

Navarra

In the absence of the arrival of the relevant website to request the aid of the state plan in groups 1 to 5, Navarra has its own aid program and investment in renewable energy facilities enjoys a tax deduction on both personal income tax and income tax. In total, its budget for the program is € 12.2 million.

Basque Country

On September 22, the Basque Energy Entity published the decree to initiate the application for these grants through its website. For the moment the aid of the previous plan is still active, which due to Covid-19 has been extended until November 15, 2021. While the old plan had 6 million euros, the new program includes 37 million euros.

The Rioja

They have a budget of about 5.8 million euros, but La Rioja still does not have the relevant website to apply for the aid. This amount will rise to 8.1 million euros according to UNEF calculations if other contributions are taken into account.

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