Citizens will be able to install solar panels and produce electricity for their needs, up to 50 KW, without paying administrative fees and without preparing technical documentation.
As Tomislav Momirović, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, pointed out, this is an opportunity for citizens to show environmental awareness and realistically contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint.
The new Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources, which entered into force on April 30, 2021, in order to increase the use of energy from renewable sources, and especially the active involvement of citizens in the energy transition, introduced the institute of buyer-producer for the first time. In this way, it is possible for citizens to be active participants in the production of electricity, which is a practice throughout Europe.
The Minister added that the fight for a sustainable future starts from each of us, from the decision to do something in that direction.
“The Serbian government is determined to provide generations with the appropriate infrastructure for wastewater treatment and waste selection and recycling, which is a priority if we want clean water and air,” Momirovic said in a statement.
He emphasized that the competent services changed the necessary procedures, precisely in order to reduce the costs for the citizens and to support in practice the idea of producing energy from renewable sources.
“Every citizen, now as a buyer-producer, can install and produce electricity from solar energy for practically his own needs without any paper. We want every citizen, in addition to saving money, to participate in environmental protection by using solar energy. According to available estimates, there are about 600 km2 of roofs in Serbia today, and the goal is for at least 10 percent of the mentioned area to be used for installing solar panels on roofs, which would mean that 6,000 MW of energy will be produced from solar panels, ie solar energy. as a renewable energy source. If we know that Serbia currently has only 11 MW of installed power from solar energy, the significance is more than obvious “, explains Momirović.
According to him, the only thing that citizens, buyers – producers need to do is to sign a contract with the competent distribution, which will guarantee the technical correctness of the work performed.
The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure amended the Rulebook (Official Gazette No. 087/2021), which will result in the fact that the works on the installation of solar panels, as simple objects in the sense of the Law on Planning and Construction, do not require any act of the competent authority. for facilities whose energy production is over 50 kw, all procedures are accelerated and cheaper. The Rulebook was published on September 10, 2021 and entered into force the day after its publication in the “Official Gazette”.
Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.
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