Lately it has been promoted and facilitated the installation of solar energy panels at home and small businesses, guaranteeing clean, safe and competitive energy for all those who decide to unplug from the traditional grid. The opportunities are enormous and the facilities too, due to the climatic characteristics of the country, the country’s legal framework and the precipitous drop in international costs of solar technologies and other tools.
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- How is a distributed generation team composed?
The distributed generation equipment is composed of a Renewable Source Generator (for example, solar panels) and a Grid Coupling Equipment (for example, an inverter that converts direct current into alternating current)
- Who should I consult if I am interested in installing a distributed generation equipment?
To inquire about required equipment and installation costs, consult a qualified installer or find renewable generation distributed generation system providers in your area. It is important to note that the costs of the consultation, budget and installation of distributed generation equipment carried out by the qualified installer are the responsibility of the interested user.
- Who installs the distributed generation equipment?
The qualified installer will be a professional with an enabling license / registration in the jurisdiction where you will be installing.
- What certification standards must the distributed generation teams comply?
The photovoltaic modules or panels must be certified under the IEC 61730-1 / 2 standard (construction and safety standards). Likewise, they must have certification of any of the following standards, according to their type:
- 5. How much can I save by placing solar panels in my home or business?
Through self-consumption, distributed generation equipment will generate savings in the electricity service bill. The more energy you consume yourself, the more savings you will see reflected in your utility bill.
With the use of the Solar Calculator, a tool designed within the framework of the national distributed generation program, you will be able to project how the placement of solar panels in your home or business would impact your electricity bill.
The results of the Solar Calculator are estimated reference values whose purpose is to guide and inform the interested party. For greater precision, professional advice tailored to your request is recommended.
- What is the maximum permitted power that I can connect to the distribution network?
The maximum power that a user can connect is that which he has contracted with his electric power distribution company (the distributor), except in cases where the jurisdictional regulatory body expressly authorizes a higher value.
For example, a user who has contracted 20 kw of power with his distributor, can connect to the grid a distributed generation equipment whose power does not exceed 20 kw.
Residential users and other small consumers do not contract power. In these cases, it is necessary to consult the tariff table of the distributor, which can be found on the respective websites. The maximum power corresponding to its tariff classification is indicated there. In general, residential users can network equipment up to 10 kw.
To find out what the power contracted with the distributor is, you must consult the electric service bill. The contracted power is found together with the electricity demand or consumption values.
The maximum limit for distributed generation is 2 MW.
- How can I know how much energy I am injecting into the network?
The surplus energy injected will be measured and recorded, through the bidirectional meter, in the same way as the energy consumed. The injected energy values will be reflected in the distributor’s invoice, where the injected kwh, kwh demanded, and the prices corresponding to each of them will appear separately.
- How much is the injected energy recognised?
For each unit of energy measured in kwh (kilowatt-hours) that the user-generator injects into the network, they will receive an economic compensation that will correspond to the price that the distributor buys the electrical energy and its transport in the Wholesale Electricity Marker. This price will be published in the tariff table of each distributor.
. The user-generator will be able to see in his invoice the energy and economic values of demand and injection. If the compensation results in a positive balance, a credit will be set up in favor of the user-generator.
- Do I have to request to change the meter?
Yes. In order to measure the energy injected into the distribution network, it will be necessary to request the change of the meter to a bidirectional one as established by the norm.
The bidirectional meter request can only be made through the public access digital platform, once the previous steps of the connection procedure have been completed.
The meter change is done by the dealer.
- What is the benefit of installing solar panels in my home or business?
By installing distributed generation equipment, such as solar panels, we can generate energy for our own consumption (self-consumption), reduce our demand and, eventually, inject the surplus of the electrical energy generated into the distribution network, obtaining financial compensation. Through the Solar Calculator you will be able to observe a simulation of what the impact of self-consumption would be on your utility bill.
If you are looking to renew your energy systems and adopt a better system West Wire Solar provides world-class solar power services that change energy consumption in households and commercial buildings completely. We are happy to help you protect your financial development with the adoption of second to none solar power solutions that will also reduce carbon emissions considerably, helping our skies and waters remain healthier and cleaner. Contact us now.