Self-consumption is the biggest saving factor for photovoltaic owners.
By self-consuming the energy produced by your system, you reduce your energy consumption from the grid and thus your electricity bills.
What is PV self-consumption?
Self-consumption refers to the possibility of producing electricity through photovoltaic panels, which convert solar energy into electricity and thus meet energy needs on site, in a simple and carbon-neutral way.
When you generate electricity through your photovoltaic panels, it can be:
self-consumed on site by the end user;
fed into the national grid and then managed by the local distributor
stored in storage batteries for later consumption.
In all cases, the sustainability advantage is tangible, but the greatest benefit comes from self-consumption.
How to make the most of photovoltaic self-consumption?
In order to make the most of self-consumption, consumers should be used as much as possible at times when the system is productive.
Most modern electrical appliances can be remotely programmed so that they can be switched on and use the photovoltaic power at the best times of the day.
On the other hand, it is not so easy to decide exactly when to concentrate your consumption. Therefore, before finding the most suitable form of PV self-consumption, you need to know your energy needs and what the most productive hours are, whether day or night. From there, you can get the most suitable photovoltaic system for your needs.
In this way, photovoltaics become a more profitable investment and you maximise the benefits of photovoltaics while drastically reducing your energy withdrawal from the grid.