Self-sufficient houses are a new housing concept that has been growing little by little, and today we present you a self-consumption guide where you will understand why installing solar panels is your best option. The main reason is that you will no longer need to be connected to the electricity grid; therefore your consumption will be managed by you, in addition to contributing to a healthy planet.

Installing solar panels in a home is now quite profitable, thanks to the advances in both installations and in the costs of solar panels. Self-consumption is one of the best ways to save on your electricity bill. Here are 7 reasons why installing solar panels is profitable. 

What is a self-sufficient home?

We are already in a stage of “energy transition” to reverse climate change, so choosing green energy as a consumption alternative is vital and fortunately, we can start at home.

A self-sufficient home consumes as little energy as possible and is capable of supplying its energy needs by itself, through renewable energies. This is the main objective when making these changes, for example, the installation of solar panels.

A home that lives off self-consumption or efficient consumption is able to take advantage of natural resources such as rain, wind, and sun to cover its needs and thus not depend on energies that cause a negative impact on the environment.

Of course, for your home to be considered self-sufficient, it must meet certain requirements, and the transition to clean energy consumption meets some of them.

Advantages of a self-sufficient home

  • Reduced environmental footprint

The use of sustainable energies, in self-sufficient homes, makes the environmental footprint practically null.

  • Energy savings

This type of home can reduce heating and cooling needs by 75%. Thanks to the materials for its construction, that helps conserve energy, thus reducing consumption.

  • Environmental benefits

By consuming less energy than ordinary homes, they reduce dependence on polluting sources.

How many solar panels does a self-sufficient home need?

Usually, a conventional home needs about 4 and 18 modules of photovoltaic panels, but everything varies, every house is different; you should first ask your installation company for an evaluation.

To have a clearer idea, you should take into account the following aspects:

  • Hours of sunshine Vs. your consumption

The best performance of the installation of solar panels is during the center hours, that is, from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM, since these are the hours in which your solar panels will accumulate and produce a greater amount of energy. If these hours coincide with the hours when you consume the most electricity, you will be getting the most out of your installation.

Of course, if you wish, you can compensate for the consumption with some hours of conventional electricity, but the reduction in consumption will be reflected and without negative effects at home.

  • The energy consumption of your home

This is one of the most important factors to know how many solar panels you will need in your photovoltaic installation, since the exact number of panels will be determined according to your consumption.

5 reasons to install solar panels is profitable

As promised, we will give you 5 important reasons to install solar panels at home and thus have a self-consumption home:

  1. Reduction of electricity consumption:

This is important because currently, due to the energy crisis in many countries, electricity prices have risen although there are ways to control consumption at home; bills force us to reduce our consumption.

If you decide to install solar panels, you will be able to take advantage of a kind of energy that allows you to have total control, without depending on the electric companies and leaving aside the crisis.

  • Maintenance costs and warranty:

Solar panels are very easy to maintain, they have high resistance and long durability. The photovoltaic installation offers a product warranty of 10 or more years.

For maintenance, you only need to clean them with soap and water 3 or 4 times a year. If the panels are in an area exposed to dust and dirt, you should clean them more often. 

  • The lifetime of the solar panel installation

A photovoltaic solar panel system has a minimum lifetime of more than 20 years. Thanks to new and more resistant materials, it has been proven that they can last up to 40 years.

Their installation is cost-effective compared to the savings they represent.

  • The revaluation of the property

If you are going to install a self-consumption system for your home, keep in mind that your property will increase in price.

  • Contributing to a clean and sustainable planet

This benefit helps us all, since making this energy transition, not only represents savings, but also the use of abundant and clean energy, thus taking care of our planet.