Energy for self-consumption seems to be the future. It is a practical solution that is increasingly easy to implement. Thus, it is more and more widely spread, also due to quite some public subsidies.
Solar energy self-consumption facilities are encouraged by a drop in the price of equipment and an increase in the price of electricity.
Manufacturers and installers are eager to provide consumers with more extensive solutions to enable them to participate into the market development. The increase of photovoltaic installations in favor of the self-consumption energy is thus constant.
PHOTOVOLTAIC SELF-CONSUMPTION: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Photovoltaic self-consumption is the ability to meet your own electricity consumption thanks to your solar installation rather than selling all of the production to the network. In general, self-consumption is for producers to consume some or all of the electrical energy produced by their solar panels to cover their own needs. For this, they must determine the total value of the electricity production of their installation as well as the electrical requirements of the photovoltaic project. It's about adapting your consumption to the production period.
To this end, it is necessary to configure the electricity-consuming devices so that they can adapt to the peak of production, and adjust the production capacities to your electricity needs by combining them with a storage medium (solar battery) of the energy produced: you do not always need electricity when your installation produces the most. In any case, the use of the electricity network is still essential for nighttime consumption and especially when the sunlight captured by the solar panels is insufficient.
THE BENEFITS OF SELF-CONSUMPTION
For the producer, the benefits are numerous. The first and the main ot if it is, of course, to reduce the amount of his electricity bill. In fact, photovoltaic self-consumption can cover, for example, the power consumption of all household appliances that work continuously, such as refrigerators, freezers, video equipment, etc. In some regions, this production can cover more than 40% of the electricity consumption of a household, provided that the level of sunshine is high enough. The possibility of having solar batteries on a photovoltaic installation can also constitute a major asset. Thus, the producer chooses precisely when to use the energy he has produced via his photovoltaic installation: at the moment when his consumption is highest, in the evening for example; during a power failure or malfunction on the public electricity grid, etc.
At the ethical level, the advantages of photovoltaic self-consumption are the reduction of the financial contribution of users (CSPE), and the lightening of the network. By becoming less dependent on an energy supplier, the producer is a winner in terms of savings.
As a conclusion, self-consumption is an undeniably promising prospect. Self-consumption with a solar installation is an ecological alternative to save money. Just determine your needs and annual consumption to opt for the best of the installations. Our configurator assists you in this step and helps you determine the appropriate equipment depending on your annual consumption.