There are currently different types of subsidies available for photovoltaic installations. At Sunhero, we help you with the procedures for all of them so that you don’t have to worry about anything. On one hand you have the European subsidies and on the other the grants based on each Spanish municipality.
The subsidies for solar panels included in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan are financed with European “Next Generation” funds. These grants are divided into 6 different programmes and each call is designed to promote a type of installation among companies or individuals.
Within the “Next Generation” funds there are subsidies to finance the installation of solar panels, batteries or aerothermal energy for homes, public administrations or the third sector. These are incentive programmes 4, 5 and 6, for individuals.
Within the “Next Generation” funds, there are subsidies for solar panels for companies, SMEs and the self-employed. Incentive programmes 1, 2 and 3 are available to them:
In Spain, apart from the European subsidies, the following allowances and deductions are available.
The IBI (Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles) is compulsory and is paid annually, depending on the amount and the period for payment, depending on what each municipality establishes. Many Spanish municipalities are offering a rebate on this tax for homeowners who have installed photovoltaic systems.
The municipalities are in charge of managing this procedure and defining the rebate percentage and the duration of the rebate. Some municipalities offer rebates of up to 50% for several years. The IBI rebate can be applied for in different ways: electronically, by register or in person at the town hall.
The ICIO is the Tax on Constructions, Installations and Works. It is an indirect tax that must be paid on any construction, work or installation for which a building or urban planning licence is required.
Currently, in many Spanish municipalities there are bonuses for these taxes. The percentage of the rebate is established by each locality. The rebate usually ranges from 30-95% in most cases.
The ICIO rebate can be applied for online or by going to your local registry office.
With the installation of a photovoltaic system at home, it is possible to obtain a deduction of between 20 and 60% in Personal Income Tax, depending on the energy improvement obtained in the home.
This deduction can be applied for by those who have carried out work on the installation of photovoltaic solar panels at home before 31 December 2023.
In order to be able to accredit this energy improvement and to be able to determine what percentage reduction applies in each case, an energy certificate must be drawn up prior to the installation and another one afterwards. In this way, it will be established whether the deduction is 20%, 40% or 60%.
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Currently, there are different grants and subsidies available for photovoltaic systems in Spain. On one hand, there are subsidies from the European “Next Generation” funds, which amount to 600 euros per kWp installed. There are also IBI rebates of up to 50% for several years. The percentage of the rebate and the years of duration depend on each municipality. Finally, it is possible to obtain a deduction in the IRPF of between 20 and 60%, depending on the energy improvement obtained in our home.
The time it takes to receive the subsidies for self-consumption systems with solar panels depends on the type of subsidy applied for and on each autonomous community, as each one has specific times for this. Normally, within 6 months of applying for the subsidy, the autonomous community will give an answer as to whether or not it has been granted. From this moment on, the payment of the approved aid may take more than a year to be made.