President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies stands against home solar taxation

Rooftop solar panels. Photo by: EBRD (www.ebrd.com).

January 8 (Renewables Now) - The President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil, Rodrigo Maia, supports the stance that distributed solar generation should not be obstructed by taxation.

Maia commented that he will guide a bill to ensure that there is no taxation of home solar and said he agrees 100% with the country's president Jair Bolsonaro. The latter earlier criticised the intention of power sector regulator Aneel to propose the review of credits and incentives granted to individual solar energy producers.

According to a statement on the website of the chamber of deputies, the Congress plans to discuss a bill to prevent any taxation on shared solar power generation at the start of the legislative year.

Aneel started a series of studies in 2019 with a goal to reform the current system. The watchdog is looking into charging a fee on the sharing of surplus solar energy produced by users with their own photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Brazil's Senate president, David Alcolumbre, has also announced he is against solar taxation.

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