What to know before your home solar panel installation
- Post by Solarama Energy Solutions
- Apr 20, 2022
How does it benefit you to install solar panels?
Spain is one of the countries in Europe that receives more hours of sun per day. On average, it receives between 2,500 and 3,000 hours of light per year. Thanks to technological advances solar panels are getting cheaper**. If we put these two factors together, we obtain the perfect combination for **savings** on our **electricity bill**. In turn, in Spain there are different **subsidies** that we can benefit from if we want to carry out a photovoltaic installation at home. In addition to the exponential savings that it will mean on your electricity bill, the installation of solar panels for self-consumption implies the use of **clean** and green energy that **does not pollute* * the planet.
How many plates do you need?
Knowing how many plates a home needs depends on several factors, such as the initial cost of the installation, the daylight hours of the city in which you live or the shades can hit the plates. But the most important factors would be the size of the surface where the solar panels would be placed and the energy consumption of the house. For example, a flat with two or four occupants can generally cover its energy consumption with the installation of six or eight solar panels.
Do I need to install a battery? What is it for?
A solar battery allows you to store the energy generated by the photovoltaic panels that is not consumed at the time of their production. For this reason, installing a battery is a good option, taking into account that the cost of these has been reduced thanks to technological advances, in addition to ** subsidies** that are currently in force in Spain.
The energy stored in the battery ends up being consumed, this means using the electrical network to a lesser extent, so that a significant saving is achieved on the electricity bill .
Carrying out a full installation (solar panels + battery) supposes a greater saving than an installation of solar panels.
How long does it take to amortize the investment?
Currently, the repayment term of a photovoltaic installation can be between six and eight years. This data varies depending on several factors, such as the size of the surface of the home where the installation is to be carried out, the energy consumption that is make in the home, the power of the installation, in addition to the use made of the energy. After the amortization of the initial investment, the savings on the electricity bill is remarkable. In addition, the installation of solar panels in a home increases its price in the market, so that if you want to sell the property in the future, it will have a higher value.
Do I need permissions to perform the installation? How do I access the grants?
Currently, the new regulations have simplified and reduced the number and complexity of the procedures that have to be carried out.
At Solarama we take care of making all the pertinent inquiries and requesting all the necessary permits to carry out the installation, including the request for subsidies.
For a residential solar installation, most municipalities do not require a building permit prior to installation, a notification is sufficient. After installation, the system must be registered by an authorized installer. Once finished, it is possible to apply for the corresponding government aid. If you want to know more, click here.
By choosing Solarama as your solar partner, we will take care of all aspects of your installation, from the design, financing and warranties, to the legalization and processing of the applications for subsidy, and the monitoring and optimization of the solar installation during the following years.