Good news for everyone who wants to generate electricity themselves: the city of Miesbach is once again relaxing its regulations on photovoltaic systems.
The building committee has now approved the so-called balcony power plants up to an area of four square meters.
This is also intended to support the energy transition.
It is a trend that is causing the city of Miesbach to further relax its local design statutes for photovoltaic systems.
Triggers are the latest offers in the hardware stores.
Mini photovoltaic systems, so-called balcony power plants, are sold there, which make it very easy to produce electricity: set them up, plug them into the socket - and that without a specialist company.
The fact that this offer will find many buyers was confirmed by the municipal building authority on Tuesday evening in the building committee.
"The applications are piling up," said employee Hans Löw.
Up to four square meters permitted without a procedure
Therefore, further relaxation was prepared.
In the future, photovoltaic systems with an area of up to four square meters may be installed on balconies, facades, enclosures and open spaces without having to move.
If the area is larger, it is inadmissible according to the local design statute, but there is always the possibility of obtaining an exceptional permit.
Upper limit 600 watts
The four square meters were not chosen arbitrarily by the administration.
They are based on the area that is required to generate the legally permissible upper limit of 600 watts.
These can be fed in via the socket without an approval process.
Miesbach has already relaxed its regulations for solar and PV systems
Since open spaces are also included, it is theoretically even possible to set up the system variably and mobile in the garden.
An idea with which Hedwig Schmid (SPD) could not really make friends, but which the administration did not want to block.
"We want to reduce bureaucracy," explained Lutz Breitwieser, head of the building authority.
In addition, Florian Ruml (FWG) added, the area is clearly limited.
"We have nothing against PV systems"
Mayor Gerhard Braunmiller (CSU) considered the renewed opening to be sensible, and Manfred Burger (Greens) also welcomed the fact that these systems up to 600 watts no longer need their own process.
"That makes things attractive when you just have to set up the system and you can extract a lot of energy," he stated.
"It's good not to block it." In general, it should be considered whether the committee's position on photovoltaic systems is "not too restrictive", Burger pointed out.
"We have nothing against PV systems."
Solar on the balcony in Schliersee is at least conceivable
The Council members were only concerned about the wording, which might put off interested parties with the word "inadmissible".
Third mayor Franz Mayer (CSU) contradicted this and pointed out that many applicants had also turned to the town hall with the current wording.
One rule must be observed
The building committee unanimously agreed to the immediate relaxation of the regulation in the local design statute.
The only restriction was the note from Alois Fuchs (CSU).
He warned that the modules should not protrude beyond the parapet area.
The rest of the council members agreed.
In November 2022, the building committee had already relaxed its regulations for photovoltaic and solar systems or announced exemptions.
In this way, the committee wants to prevent unintended optical proliferation from developing without any restrictions.
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