Description. The terms and conditions for the installation of PV systems on buildings are dealt mainly by the following Ministerial Decrees of the Greek State that reflect the adoption of European Directives, International and European standards and best practices as well as the adoption of measures due to national and local issues:
- M.D 36720 ΦΕΚ 376: ‘Specific conditions for the installation of photovoltaic and solar systems on buildings and land within building plan areas and in settlements’
- M.D. 40158 ΦΕΚ 1556: ‘Specific conditions for the installation of photovoltaic and solar systems on buildings and land outside of building plan areas’ and modifications made by ΦΕΚ 583:2011.
Panels should not be installed over building’s stairs or elevator shaft and should not be used to form an auxiliary room or building. On inclined roofs, the panels should follow the roof inclination, and 0.5 m safety distance around the edge of the roof should be kept. According to the M.D 36720 ΦΕΚ 376, The installation of photovoltaic systems whether are power systems and solar space heating and cooling on buildings, as defined in Article 2 paragraph 17 of n.1577/1985 are allowed if the roof is erected on a lawfully existing building, including shelters terraces, facades and awnings, as defined in Paragraph 6 of Article 11 of N.1577/85, as applicable, pursuant to paragraph 1a of Article 16 of the Act, where applicable and in force