Eng. Veselin Todorov is a guest at NOVA News
The procedures for the construction of small photovoltaic plants have undergone simplification with the implementation of a real notification regime. Power plants intended for personal use will now be constructed without the requirement of a building permit when their installed capacity is up to 20KW.
“We have been anticipating this change since 2018, with the directive aimed at streamlining the process. While the Western countries have already adopted such measures, Bulgaria is making progress five years later. This change is fundamentally beneficial to the public, especially residential users, as it allows them to install photovoltaic plants on their roofs without enduring the protracted and cumbersome process of obtaining a building permit,” elucidated Eng. Veselin Todorov, the founder of VVT Engineering and chairman of the Solar Academy Bulgaria Association.
This shift opens up a substantial market both for the installation of photovoltaic plants and for providing residential users with greater autonomy from the energy distribution system.
“Up until now, the procedure was arduous and complex. The most intricate aspect was associated with securing the so-called construction permit, as photovoltaic plants in Bulgaria were previously subject to this requirement, irrespective of their capacity, whether 1KW, 2KW, 5KW, or even 100KW,” Engineer Veselin Todorov further elaborated.