The installations of renewable energy (ie solar photovoltaic panels) located in urban industrial type areas, need not follow the procedures of urban buildings, just enough for them to obtain planning permission.
The Court of Administrative Disputes number 13 of Barcelona City Council has directed the Seva (Barcelona) issuing the license for a solar panel located on the roofs of some industrial buildings. Initially, the session urged the company to dismantle them. The City Council decided that the plates were to be taken down because they understood that it breached the regulatory maximum height permitted by the municipal urban planning.
The fault has chosen a favorable solution for the company and it will save paperwork for this type of facility. This was made possible by a lower-case of the Superior Courts of Justice, which allows the installation of mobile phone masts without analyzing the impact urban, ie as a simple building permit. This approach is to consider the installation of phone masts a public service and, by analogy, understood that the solar panels are an "essential service", electrical, perfectly comparable to "all those services of general interest that have been privatized ".
Thus, ensuring the integration of solar panels on the roof of buildings, taking into account its location the need to ensure the efficiency of the facility for solar energy collection, according to environmental sustainability criteria, exceeding restrictions of the planning requirements.
The effect of this judgment is that "in any type of urban land is more easily able to put solar panels on the roofs of buildings" and there is less red tape.