Installing a PV system at the time the house is built not only simplifies matters in terms of logistics, it can also reduce costs. It makes complete sense to install solar modules on the roof while the scaffolding is still in place, and there is further potential for savings due to reduced planning and travel costs for your installer. You can also bundle it with your overall bank loan, rather than having to reapply at a later time.
We are already seeing a situation where everything in a household runs on electricity: cooling and heating from an electric heat pump, hot water heating and, of course, charging electric vehicles. This trend will only grow; and having a PV system means you could not be better prepared. Other components – like a storage system – can be added as and when you are ready for them.
International studies show that installing a PV system significantly increases the value of your home; by as much as 5% depending on the region and the size of the system.
By 2019, in most countries in the world, the average price of electricity from the grid was significantly higher than the price you would pay for self-generated PV energy. In countries like Austria, Spain, Brazil, Australia and many others the price for electricity from the grid is twice or even three times the amount for power from your own roof.
To add to this, electricity prices are continuing to rise around the world. Over the past 20 years, the price has doubled in most countries, and this trend is set to continue over the coming years. With a PV system you produce your own power completely independently of the market, so you no longer need to concern yourself with rising energy costs.
Photovoltaics produces green energy that is CO2-neutral. Owning a PV system means you are playing your own, significant part in the energy revolution.