Cutting Red Tape for PV in Europe!

2nd European PV Legal Workshop, 9 September, Valencia, Spain

On Thursday 9 September, a workshop organised in parallel to the 25th EU PVSEC in Valencia presented in live the way the PV Legal database can be a powerful tool for project developers and investors to understand the legal administrative steps that need to be complied with when setting up a PV system in key EU markets.

Download the agenda here.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. Present the PV Legal project
  2. Review the PV Legal Database. Result of more than 6 months collaborative work among 13 National PV associations, the database provides a wealth of details on existing administrative-legal processes and grid connections requirements in 12 key EU markets. It is a very powerful tool for all project developers and installers to find out clear and detailed information as well as existing legal remedies. A comparative analysis of required time, cost incurred in the developing phase is made showing best and worst practices across Europe.
  3. Review the most important barriers and progresses in key countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal to be made by national experts that have been involved in analysing the national situation in the research phase of the project. They will present potential recommendations to reduce red tape in their country.


Presentations can be downloaded here:

Case studies in 5 key EU markets:


The conference was attended by over 100 participants, representing the following target groups:

  • Industry representatives from the PV industry and the energy sector
  • PV project developers, system integrators and distributors
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Service providers such as consultants, bankers, insurers etc.