Are you interested in a photovoltaic system? Would you like to know how to assess feed-in tariffs and self-consumption? WINAICO presents the most important information here.

Why a photovoltaic system pays off today?

PV systems are a profitable investment by providing generation that can be exported into the grid and self-consumed. Solar Power has been found to be internationally more competitive than industry costs. The growing dependence on dwindling fossil fuels exposes consumers to incalculable price risk. Solar provides a solution by generating your own power and reducing your reliance on the grid.

With your own PV system, you can produce your own electricity permanently for approximately 8-10 cents per kWh ($USD, NREL). Thanks to your photovoltaic system, you will be less impacted by the steadily rising electricity prices and you can even profit from them. Your PV power will become a vital part of your future home, producing clean power right where it is needed.

"Feed in Tariff: What to do when I generate more than I need"

As expected, Solar Power will generate only when the sun is in the sky. Residential consumption will occur at all hours of the day resulting in some energy not being captured.

Feed in Tariffs are a solution to the extra generation by selling it back to the grid at a discounted price. The value of the Feed in Tariff is geographically dependant but will provide you with a revenue stream to generate income with your extra energy instead of it being lost.

Batteries are another method of dealing with spilt generation.  They enable you to capture the energy during the middle of the day and shift it to cover consumption in the late afternoons, nights and early mornings. Sized correctly, you can power your entire home with a combination of solar and batteries with little change to behaviou

Increase self-consumption to 100% - without changing anything

The investment is particularly worthwhile for new plants that bring in lower feed-in tariffs. For older systems, it is advisable to compare the current electricity price and feed-in tariff: as long as the feed-in tariff is still significantly higher than the electricity price, the investment is only worthwhile looking into the future.