Within a year of the introduction of the new concept in the energy sector, the number of those who produce their own electricity has tripled. The state subsidizes citizens for half the cost of installing solar panels, and there will be a new competition at the beginning of the summer. Everyone who installs solar panels uses the electricity for their own needs, and the excess can be deposited with EPS, withdrawn when they need it, or sold.
There are 1,300 buyers-producers of electricity in Serbia – 1,000 households, one residential building, and the rest is the economy. That the benefit is significant is also confirmed by the professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering who put solar panels on the roof of the house.
– The biggest benefit is definitely reducing the bill. I almost cut my bills in half. And my investment with this increased price of electricity will pay off in five and a half years – points out Nikola Rajaković, professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade.
It takes ten days to connect
In “Elektrodistribucija Srbije” they claim that, if the documentation is complete, connecting to the grid takes ten days, but there are still objections that the procedure is still demanding.
– In order for the connection process to introduce certification for contractors who would be responsible for everything done and for all the quality and safety of the work done – emphasized Predrag Matić, director of the Directorate for Planning and Investments in “Elektrodistribucija Srbije”.
Everyone who installs solar panels uses the electricity for their own needs, and the excess can be deposited with EPS, withdrawn when they need it, or sold. Amendments to the law on renewable energy sources since April introduced new rules.
– For households, the installed power is 10.7 kilowatts, and for small businesses it is up to 150 kilowatts. So we limited the capacities to some extent in the sense that they have priority access to the distribution network so that they do not have any responsibilities – points out Dubravka Đedović – Minister of Mining and Energy.
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