Rooftop Solar Electricity Generation on Commercial Buildings: An Overview of Regulatory Issues in Poland

    View Author April 2022

    Electricity prices are going through the roof and the continuing conflict in Ukraine does not bode well for imminent price decreases.

    Commercial property owners, aligning with the changing regulatory environment and listening to their tenants’ needs, are quicker to consider installing solar panels atop their commercial buildings. Certain regulatory issues should be considered before deciding to generate solar energy on real properties. The regulatory environment depends on many factors concerning such activity, in particular on the solar panels capacity, on the generated energy’s designation – whether for own or third-party (tenants’) needs – and, finally, on whether such activity would entail earning a profit on the delivered energy.

    This alert provides an overview of the regulatory issues in relation to Polish law.