If you are thinking of putting solar panels at home, you should know that it has many advantages, both for the electric bill’s savings and its clean and sustainable energy.
Taking the step to photovoltaic self-consumption does not imply the total disconnection of the electricity grid, but rather prioritizing the consumption of energy produced by solar panels installed in the home itself. Still, when solar panels work in a house, electricity consumption is significantly reduced. This is one reason why it is convenient for the power of the self-consumption installation to be equal to or greater than the home’s consumption.
Another advantage is that a surplus self-consumption installation delivers part of the electricity it produces. That is not used to the conventional electricity network, which means discounts on the bill.
Furthermore, photovoltaic solar energy is clean and renewable. It does not involve direct polluting emissions or emissions related to global warmings, such as CO2. It is also very quiet, making it perfect for residential areas.
Although from the outset, it may seem that the cost of the installation is high, the useful life of a domestic installation is estimated to be around 25 years, so that amortization is assured.
The truth is that the economic savings are immediate: it begins at the same moment that the photovoltaic panels begin to produce electricity. Once the installation has been amortized, the energy savings are net. A self-consumption facility will also improve the home’s energy certification, and therefore, the value of the property is increased.
The self-consumption installation is especially suitable in single-family homes with an individual roof or a large garden without too much shade. However, it is also possible to share the same installation between several owners of a building.
There are various suitable formulas for starting photovoltaic self-consumption, always bearing in mind that certain technical and administrative requirements are necessary. Which formula is more appropriate in each case will depend on your preferences.