What is the "Energy Bill"?
The "Energy Bill" is the decree that establishes an incentive for 20 years for individuals, companies and government agencies that install a solar PV system (i.e., a system that generates electricity from solar energy) connected to the main power grid.
The incentive is proportional to the electricity produced. The decree, published in an updated version, Min. Decree 19/02/2007, presents substantial improvements, streamlining bureaucracy and tariffs that favor the integration of architectural building panels; for example, equipment installed on the ground is considered "non-integrated", systems mounted on roof tiles are considered "partially integrated" and facilities where the modules take the place of the tiles are considered "integrated". All electricity produced by solar photovoltaic systems (measured by a meter that will be installed downstream of the system) will be paid for 20 years at a very attractive price.
A 5% increase in incentivation tariffs was introduced for public schools, public hospitals and integrated systems installed in buildings and to replace roofs containing asbestos and for local governments with populations less than 5,000 inhabitants. This is not a capital funding grant needed for building the systems, but an incentive mechanism that pays for the electricity from the plant for 20 years.
The incentive is proportional to the electricity produced, that is, the incentive is paid on all the energy produced by the plant that we install, not only on the excess we feed into the power grid.