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Sell Your Excess Solar Electricity in 2020

Residential solar Portugal 2020A new Portuguese law enables residential owners to sell excess power to the spot market or through bilateral power purchase agreements. The changes also simplify the authorization approval process for residential PV and raise the size limit for that category of installation, from 1.5 kW of generation capacity to 30 kW.

The legislation is aimed at helping the country reach its renewable energy target of providing 80% of the country’s power demand from renewables by 2030, and electrifying 65% of the economy by 2050.

As of the end of 2018, only 670 MW of solar capacity had been deployed in sunny Portugal, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Solar is expected to play a leading role in the Portuguese government’s new energy plan.

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