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At U energy we speak your language and that's why we want to give you an easy-to-understand explanation of self-consumption, its types, how you can save on your energy bill by installing photovoltaic panels and everything else we can offer.
What do we call self-consumption?
Self-consumption involves generating part of our electricity consumption by installing photovoltaic panels in your home, although your installation will remain connected to the electricity grid so you can keep consuming when necessary, mainly during hours without sunlight.
The panels generate energy during the hours when electricity is normally more expensive and therefore the saving on your electricity bill will be noticeable as soon as you install them. Also, did you know that you are ensuring that the electricity you consume is 100% clean and you are helping to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere?
Since every house and home is different, at U energia we take care of the design and adaptation of the installation to your level of consumption using monitoring tools with which you check your production and savings. We offer the installation of storage batteries so that you can consume your own electricity in hours without sunlight or achieve more savings by discharging your surplus to the grid (i.e., ‘store’ the electricity you generate and don’t consume). The facility is monitored.
As we think like you, feel the same as you and speak your language, we want to facilitate all the procedures, which is why, if you are a private customer, we offer to finance your installation up to 60 months.
Self-consumption without surplus
In this type of self-consumption your installation will not discharge electricity to the network even if you generate more electricity than you consume.
Individual self-consumption with surplus included in the simplified compensation.
In this option, your operator will credit you monthly with an agreed sum for the energy you have generated, that you haven’t consumed and that you have discharged to the electricity grid. I.e. we will compensate you financially for turning your surplus electricity over to the grid! We'll compensate you for the energy poured into the grid at market price, so the cost will vary from month to month according to variations in the price.
It must be taken into account that the compensation may not exceed the total cost of energy minus the amount of tolls. That means the energy term will never be 0 as there will always be a minimum amount of tolls. Even so, there will be an important saving on your bill.
In the following document you will find more detailed information and examples of specific cases.
Self-consumption & compensation
Other types of self-consumption
Many types of self-consumption exist, for example in owners’ associations or residential complexes. If you live in one of them, we have solutions for you that are included in the new legislation!