Of the 39 projects benefiting from renewable self-consumption, 25 correspond to individuals and 14 to local corporations. Regarding the type of installation, most of the selected projects, a total of 20, are for the implementation of isolated photovoltaic solar installations and the remaining are distributed as follows: 10 low temperature solar thermal projects, three thermal biomass, three air-thermal, one isolated wind, and two related to other renewable facilities.
The Department of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge of the Canary Islands Government has decided on of the call for aid amounting to 500,000 euros with which it seeks to boost self-consumption in the islands where it will subsidize 39 renewable facilities for residential use and the public sector.
These will be electricity, energy or heat renewable energy installations whose production will not be fed into the grid but will be used for residential or for public administration facilities use, the Canary Islands Government explains.
This is stated in the final resolution of the call for aid for renewable energy facilities – published last September 6 in the BOC – which is endowed with a budget of 500,000 euros, co-financed with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with which the Canary Islands Government will subsidize up to 40% of the total cost of each project.
Pedro Ortega recalls that the aim of this funding line is to boost self-consumption, as “a system that allows consuming the energy that is produced, reducing costs and improving competitiveness. It also helps to move towards a more sustainable energy model, in line with the 2015-2025 Energy Strategy of the Canary Islands that we are implementing, which also includes actions to expand the use of renewable energies and establish energy saving and efficiency measures, ” the Government reports in its website.
Of the 39 beneficiary projects, 25 correspond to individuals and 14 to local corporations. As for the type of installation, most of the selected projects, a total of 20, are for the implementation of photovoltaic solar isolated installations, to which a subsidy of 266,556 euros has been allocated.
In addition, the following projects will also be funded: 10 low temperature solar thermal for 105,921 euro; three thermal biomass for 65,149 euro; another three aero-thermal for 10,638 euro and one isolated wind for 1,720 euro. At the same time, another two projects related to other renewable facilities are subsidized with 49,996 euro.
In addition, as we already reported last August, the Canary Islands Development Fund (FDCAN) will allocate more than 228 million euro to implement a more appropriate energy model change in the Canary Islands and to do so, it said it would fund more than 90 projects with the aim of increasing the use of renewable energies, improve energy efficiency and develop sustainable mobility.
For example, in Fuerteventura the electrification of livestock farms through grid isolated renewable energies will be undertaken; in Gran Canaria, wind turbines and photovoltaic panels will be installed in several desalination and water treatment plants; in Tenerife the creation of a Technological and Renewable Energy Institute is foreseen; in La Gomera, the creation of an insular network of recharging points for electric vehicles, and in Lanzarote wind farms of 9.2 megawatts will be installed in Teguise, Arrecife and San Bartolomé