With self-consumption, it maximizes your photovoltaic system and uses energy at all time intervals. What is it and how to install it? Continue reading this small guide to get more information about photovoltaic self-consumption.
Self-consumption for photovoltaic.
Like the exchange on the site, self-consumption is a system that allows you to make the most of your photovoltaic system. The energy produced, therefore, is not fed to the network, but is used for self-consumption. In addition, with the help of batteries it is possible to use this energy even in the hours when the system does not produce, when there is no sun. In this way, therefore, it will not have any dependence on the network.
How much does a system with self-consumption cost?
The installation cost varies depending on the size of the installation that will be installed at home. In general, however, you can expect very high savings on your bill. If you consume 90% of the energy of the photovoltaic energy with self-consumption, you can save up to one thousand euros per month. If, on the contrary, it consumes 100% of the energy, it will completely cancel the withdrawal from the network, it will not have more expenses than the maintenance of the system.
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Immediate and deferred self-consumption.
With solar panels you can instantly consume up to 20% 30% of the energy produced. With immediate self-consumption, on the other hand, it is also possible to consume a greater percentage thanks to the automation of household appliances. In fact, it is possible to automatically start some devices when there are favorable conditions or manage everything from a smartphone or PC. However, this can change the habits of a family.
To make the most of the energy and use it even in dark hours, you can choose a storage system combined with batteries. In this way you can consume up to 100% of the energy produced by photovoltaic energy. In fact, it will not use energy only when it is produced, but will store it in batteries for later use. In the latter case, deferred self-consumption is discussed.
What’s worth: network input or photovoltaic storage?
Energy that is not consumed immediately or stored in batteries can be fed into the national grid and eliminated when necessary. This, thanks to the change in place, generates advantages with a refund, which, however, does not exceed 50 – 70% of the total cost of the invoices. Therefore, self-consumption turns out to be a more convenient solution because it allows you to restore the extraction of energy from the network. Therefore, given that the highest consumption in the home occurs at night, when the photovoltaic system does not produce energy, self-consumption is the correct solution to obtain real savings.