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Subvention / Sponsoring

For Ilha do Faial it's about 25 - 30 % Subvention. We offer our customers a full Service. We will do all the Paperwork for you and get in contact with the respective Authorities that you get the Maximum of the Subvention!


This is how much a photovoltaic system costs in 2020 



For years, the cost of photovoltaic has dropped!

Financing costs are favorable due to currently low interest rates. The investment costs have fallen by an average of 13% per year since 2006, in total, Photovoltaic modules are 75% cheaper and 1/3 more efficient since 2006! 


How expensive is the solar system for a single-family home?


Components

Solar panels .................................................between 750 and 1,250€/kW

Inverter...............................................................200€/kW

Mounting system......................................130€/kW

Electrical installation............................ 500€ up to 1,000€

Cabling...............................................................2€ up to 6€ per meter



Our approach

We advise on the spot and provide an overview of your individual situation.

We created an allocation plan for your needs and provide a free quote and a preview of the profitability of your system.

Preparation and planning

Electro Kunst will issue feed-in permission applications to EDA (Electricidade dos Acores). While waiting, we coordinate the delivery of the photovoltaic system and establish the desired installation date.

Assembly

We ensure that the system is professionally mounted. We use only products of known manufacturers to ensure this process goes smoothly. Our mechanics have several years of experience in this field.

Commissioning

We coordinate commissioning with your power supplier EDA (Electricidade dos Acores). Our electricians test the function of your Photovoltaic system.

Maintenance

Once all installation is complete, we will do the maintenance work for you. Your system can be analyzed via online database. Then you have an overview of your annual income. In the event of a failure, we guarantee a repair time of up to 48 hours until the system is operational again.

Our Products have warranties up to 25 Years!  

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Our little Wikipedia


How many kW will I need?

  • To operate a solar system efficiently, the production must be approximately 30 % more than your current needs

  • Typical for single and two-family homes are plant sizes between 3 - 10 kW

  • According to your estimated power consumption we will calculate the ideal size of your Solar system

Can solar panels work in cloudy weather?

Yes! The Solar panels are producing electricity even on cloudy days.

It's the photons in the sunlight that are generating the electricity. Solar panels will be just less effective on heavy cloudy days as they would be with direct sunlight.

How much space is needed?

  • The Standard size is of a Panel is 1956x992mm / 375 Watts

  • You will also need 1m² on a wall for the inverter or Battery charger

What do I have to invest?

The sum of the investment of a Typical fully assembled system is between

€ 3,500 and € 16,000

Components

Solar panels .........................................................between 750 and 1,250€/kW

Inverter.......................................................................200€/kW

Mounting system................................................130€/kW

Electrical installation.......................................500€ up to 1,000€

Cabling........................................................................2€ up to 6€ per meter

What else to do?

  • First we will inspect your Roof stability.

  • Goods will be delivered. Assembly work from 2 to 4 days.

  • Maintenance is not required, but a check every 2 year is recommended.

What about all the Energy I don't use?

Variant A ( with Grid connection ) After your Storage ( i.e. hot water tank, batteries, electric car) are full, you sell all over produced Power to EDA.

Every 2 months you will receive a payment.

Variant B ( You are not connected to the Grid ).

If your Power Storage are loaded and you have no consumption of power there will be no generation of Electricity from the Solar System.

The latest Smart-Home technology let you optimize, set priorities and carry out Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology.

How long time does a solar system last?

The solar cells themselves have an almost unlimited duration.

All parts of the system are designed for very long and maintenance-free use.

Most manufacturers guarantee over 80% efficiency after 30 years.

Optional Functions and Extras

  • High Voltage - Lighting safety fuse

  • Emergency Power by Power cut

  • Smart Home function, includes the remote Control via Network

  • AC Electric Car charger, 80% faster as DC Charger



How Does Solar Panels Work?



How a Solar Panel Works

Inside a solar cell you have two wafer-thin layers of silicon crystal, placed on top of each other to make a sort of silicon sandwich. The top layer has been specially treated so that its atoms are unstable and, they have one too many electrons that they would really like to get rid of. The bottom layer has also been treated, but this time the atoms have a few empty spaces that could really do with an electron to fill them. So the top layer is desperate to lose a few electrons, the bottom layer is desperate to gain a few electrons, and the electrons themselves are itching to move from the top layer to the bottom. This setup puts everything in place for electricity to be produced once the solar panel is exposed to light.


There is one last piece to the puzzle before the electricity can be used. The electricity generated by PV solar cells is DC (direct current). The electricity used in your house is AC (alternating current). So the current from the solar panel system has to go through an inverter, to convert it from DC to AC before it can be pumped into your house and used to run appliances.