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Re: Solar Panels Advice

What an enjoyable thread! Thanks to everybody who‘s installed solar panels, or is thinking about it.

We had four small panels mounted on the roof in 2013 for about 10k sFr, and they have been producing around 1000 kWh per year ever since - more than what we needed in summer, less in winter. The surplus goes into the grid without compensation. Though it saved us several hundred francs a year in electricity bills, it was very much not just an „investment“ in the narrow sense that the word is used in the financial sector. (Where people still drive company cars that cost ten times as much and make zero sense as investments.) Instead, it was an investment in the broader sense of: be the change you want to see in the world. Our government, in its infinite wisdom, is actually considering a gas-fired power plant Entirely avoidable with enough solar panels (and, admittedly, batteries, but Switzerland has a better set-up than most with the likes of Linth-Limmern). Go for it and all the best!
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Re: Solar Panels Advice

A couple of further points:

- if your electric company pays for your input to the grid. EKZ pays half the rate they charge for high or low rates. This is taxable - ie added to your income. The EKZ provides the figures on logging in to their website.

- the subsidy is also countered as income. Based in Kanton Zürich on the peak output of your PV system. This is handled by pronovo.ch and takes at least 9 months for them to cough up.

At least the whole system is deductible in the year it was paid for. I guess there are complications for lease/loan agreements...
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