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Solar panels are technically at their best and you will recoup them within a few years. But a solar system has many more benefits. Did you know, for example, that you get money back for the solar power you don’t use immediately? And that your house will be worth more with solar panels on your roof?
Solar panels are also called PV panels. PV stands for ‘photovoltaic’. This name refers to what solar panels do: convert sunlight into electricity. To actually run your household on your self-generated solar electricity, we use an inverter. An inverter is a small box that converts solar power into usable alternating current. The power flows from the pv system to the inverter(s) and from the inverter(s) to the meter cupboard. From there, the power is further distributed to your electrical appliances.
It is our mission to help as many people go solar as possible. That is why we are happy to assist you in English during our solar consultation.
However, please note that most communication during our process will be in Dutch.
There are a lot of varieties and brands of solar panels. But which one is the best to choose? Good quality indicators are the guarantees offered, the technical return of the solar panels (how much sunlight is converted into electricity) and quality marks such as Tier 1 and TÜV. Sungevity only offers the best A-brand solar panels, so you can be sure it’s all right. But ultimately, what the best solar panels for your roof are, depends on several factors.
The type of solar panel you choose has a significant impact on the final costs and your return. But when comparing solar panels, you should mainly look at what you find important. A high yield? Then see how much kWh per year the panels can generate. Security? Pay close attention to the product and yield guarantee. Sustainability? Find out which types of solar panels are produced close to home. Our solar experts are happy to help you choose the best solar panels. We look at your wishes, your power consumption and, of course, your roof.
How much solar energy your roof can generate, does not only depend on the quality of the panels; the size of your roof, the roof position and the shadow effect also determine your final generation.
If you buy solar panels from Sungevity, you won’t have to worry about a thing. You get solar panels of the highest quality, a complete warranty package and the best service for years to come, even after installation. On top of that, Sungevity is more than happy to take care of the installation of your solar panels. We are affiliated with Zonnekeur (the Dutch quality mark for solar energy) and cover the entire country thanks to our local, certified installers.
Buying solar panels is a smart, but often also a major investment. How much your investment in solar panels ultimately costs, among other things depends on the number of solar panels and the type of solar panels you choose. This honestly differs per roof and per situation. To give you an indication: a system of 12 panels of 360 Wp will cost you an average of € 4540 in 2022, excluding VAT (because you can reclaim that). Your system may be cheaper or more expensive, depending on the solar panels you choose.
From 2023, the VAT on solar panels will be reduced from 21 to 0%. On balance, the cost of solar panels will not be less, but because you no longer have to reclaim the VAT yourself, it saves a lot of hassle. If you had solar panels installed in 2022, you can still reclaim the VAT on solar panels. You do this by registering as an entrepreneur with the Tax and Customs Administration. Please note, you must reclaim the VAT within six months of the end of the calendar year in which you bought the panels.
With solar panels on your roof, your energy bill will go down immediately. Through the savings on your energy bill, you will recoup your solar panels within a few years. The example system of 12 x 360 Wp produces an average of about 3672 kWh of electricity per year. With an electricity price of € 0.40 (price ceiling for energy), you recoup this system in just under four years. That means you will benefit from free electricity for more than 20 years afterwards! Solar panels therefore provide you with a very nice financial return.
Even if you still pay a low energy price of (for example) € 0.24, you will have recouped your solar panels within just over five years. A few years ago, the average cost recovery period was still around six to seven years, so the return of solar panels has improved a lot. And don’t worry: even after the phasing out of the netting scheme, solar panels are still profitable. The cost recovery period will probably increase slightly, but how much this difference ultimately will be, depends on the feed-in tariff of your energy supplier, among other things. So pay attention to this when you switch.
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How many panels you need depends on the available space on the roof and your consumption. If you use little electricity, filling your entire roof with solar panels is probably not necessary. More is not always better.
There is no fixed standard size for solar panels, but the most common size is 1.70 x 1 m. For a rough calculation, it is therefore best to assume 1.70 m². The thickness of a solar panel varies between 35 and 50 mm.
Solar panels last at least 25-30 years. You do have to replace the central inverter in the meantime, because that has an average lifespan of 10-12 years. Because the power of your panels slowly decreases, you must also pay close attention to the product and yield guarantee.
Leasing or renting solar panels is possible, but then the panels will never belong to you and you will miss out on owner benefits. And that benefit is so substantial, that renting would be unwise. That is why you cannot rent solar panels from Sungevity. If you are unable or unwilling to make a large investment, why not look into taking out a green loan?
Solar panels last for years and are virtually maintenance free. But the cleaner your panels, the longer the lifespan and the better they work. It is therefore wise to wipe down your panels every now and then. If you don’t fancy going on the roof yourself, you can use our cleaning service.