In an effort to provide research and analysis on the comprehensive steps and costs incurred to set up PV systems in 12 EU countries, the PV Legal association launched its PV Legal project. Cofunded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Program, the online database has gathered detailed quantitative and qualitative data for project development processes and bureaucratic barriers that can affect the installations of PV systems.
The project was a six-month initiative that delved into the administrative and legal requirements for PV systems in these 12 EU countries and the cost that such a process totaled for complete compliance with country standards. The research was conducted for compliance in small-scale (residential) installations, small to medium installations on commercial buildings, and medium- to large-scale ground-mounted installations.
Each different segment development process is identified and described in detail. Information such as duration, waiting time, and legal-administrative costs for each process is also published. The project aims to address recommendations to policy makers and grid operators in the main EU PV markets with papers, national forums, and ad-hoc workshops.
For access to the PV Legal database, click here.