More and more neighbors are switching to energy from their own solar panels. Solar panels can hardly be ignored from the street scene and are the subject of many drinks. Are you also considering a switch to clean solar power? Or are you still unsure whether this is the time to switch and would you rather wait a few more years? We have listed the most important information to judge whether solar panels are already a good investment.
THE SOLAR PANEL MARKET IS MATURE
For a somewhat observant buyer, there are plenty of solid providers on the market who deliver a good product and good aftercare. We do advise interested parties to do their homework well in advance. Just as with mobile telephony, a mature market does not mean that all suppliers will stop offering an unclear product.
The price is expected to fall even further. Partly thanks to efficiency improvements. But the free fall has now been exchanged for a gently sloping line.
CURRENT PANEL TECHNOLOGY OFFERS AN EXCELLENT BUSINESS CASE
Modern silicon solar panels are extremely solid and have achieved an efficiency that only creeps up in small steps. As of today, they generate a return far behind savings interest. Solar panels are just like cars: there is always a better one, but that does not mean you have to keep walking.
THE NETTING SCHEME WILL REMAIN UNTIL 2023
The netting scheme is still in effect in its current form until 2023. After that, the netting scheme will be phased out step by step until 2031. Boarding now means taking full advantage of this favorable scheme.
A HOME BATTERY IS CHEAP TO ADD LATER
The same applies to the home battery: you don’t have to postpone the purchase of a system until an affordable home battery is available. The price for per kilowatt-hour storage will fall sharply in the coming years. If the price has dropped to an acceptable level, a battery can be connected to your system without any problems.
YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM RETAINS ITS VALUE WHEN YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE
Various studies have shown that solar heating increases the sales value of your home by more than the purchase price. Especially in the first few years. The fear that you will have to take a loss if you sell your house within a few years of purchasing a solar system is therefore unfounded. In later years, the sales value of your panels decreases, but that is more than offset by cumulative energy costs that you have already saved.
STARTING NOW IS CONTRIBUTING TO A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Modern solar panels cut a big hole in CO2 emissions. Over their lifespan, they deliver 10 to 15 times more power than they cost during their production. Fair, green energy from our own roof. So the sooner you start a solar system, the faster you reduce your CO2 emissions and the faster you increase the awareness of yourself and your environment.