Anyone who has solar panels installed in Brussels will receive about 10 percent more green certificates for generated electricity in 2022 than last year. This is how the Region wants the investment in seven years remains the, after advice to that effect from energy regulator Brugel. In 2021, the support was actually scaled back.
In 2021, the number of green energy certificates (GSCs) for new solar panels in Brussels fell by 20 to 46 percent, depending on the power category of the installation. In Flanders and Wallonia, green energy certificates were already abolished in 2014.
Losing cost of solar panels for individuals over the years, that decline in the number of GSCs included was included in the currente Brusselsthe coalition agreement.
Minister of Energy Maron (Eco) prepared for the second time subsidy due to the consequences of the corona crisis and the first lockdownN on the installation of all configuration panels. At the beginning of 2021, the time had finally come. But barely a year later, support for solar panels is rebuilding at about 10 percent for each power category.
‘Cost price for installations is rising’
“Energy regulator Brugel financing date the cost of the prices of raw materials,” says Raphaël Bouquey, legal adviser at Brussels Environment. “The intention is to continue investing in solar panels for more years thanks to the 10 percent green energy certificates.”
At the same time as the increased support for solar energy revenues, the percentage of energy suppliers that will become mandatory in the coming years will also increase. Wanting to deploy a higher number of yields in solar panels – plus a higher demand from the energy suppliers, the balance between supply and demand of power certificates has to go on the market.
The increase in the number of green energy certificates per MWh only applies to new installations since 1 January 2022. It therefore has no retroactive effect.
Sharing energy from solar panels
With the exploding energy prices in mind, experts have been recommending starting in renewable energy in recent months. Under income ceilings, you can get a green loan in Brussels for the installation of solar panels with a rent between 0 and 2 percent.
Citizens who want to invest in sustainable energy can view the potential of their roof via the sun map of Brussels Environment. They can also make use of free advice: the Homegrade service guides private individuals with their own home step by step, the in-house Facilitator Sustainable Buildings supports co-owners, and the EnergiePack for small and lively businesses.
In addition, a new energy community of 2022 is implementable from the second of 2022 output that would start sharing local energy within their building. Until now, only pilot energy sharing projects existed, but the ordinance that energy communities should be generally approved by April.