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Last update: 31.05.2014

National Contact Point: BPVA - Desislava Lesova
(d.lesova(at)bpva.org)

The construction of small rooftop PV systems on residential buildings in Bulgaria is hampered by numerous complicated procedures. The construction of such installations is not possible only by notification, but involves obtaining permission (Building Permit). This procedure entails the need for a supervision company to monitor the construction of the PV system architectural, electrical, static and other designs subject to special approval by the municipal administration. A recent amendment to the RES Act implements more formal simplified regime for building ... (Unhide text)
 
PV installations on residential rooftops and surrounding areas

 
Waiting Time
 
Active time
30-35 weeks is the average time to build a PV installation from this segment. If the administrative procedures were correctly fulfilled by the institutions, it could take up to 8-10 weeks from the first application for building permit to the signing of the purchasing contract.
 
The waiting period for an answer from institutions is the main part of the PV project development.

 
Legal-administrative Labour Requirements
 
Non Legal-administrative Labour Requirements
Average required labour time in the whole procedure, according to the interviewed companies.

 
Legal-administrative costs
 
Other costs
Payments for the team in the company including administrative fees for issuance of the relevant documentation. The differences in the prices are mainly due to the economy of scale (lower labour costs for larger installations). The administrative procedures are almost the same for the different types of installations, different equipment requirements by Electricity Distribution Companies, different companies (local or internation) for installation, connection and operation with different tariffs, etc.
 
Payments for the team in the company including administrative fees for issuance of the relevant documentation. The differences in the prices are mainly due to the economy of scale (lower labour costs for larger installations). The administrative procedures are almost the same for the different types of installations, different equipment requirements by Electricity Distribution Companies, different companies (local or internation) for installation, connection and operation with different tariffs, etc.