ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE SOLAR-ABO

The Solar-Abo implies that you do not provide the initial investment to install the system. The only payments you make are the fixed rates for your electricity use. Because our financial success depends on the correct functioning of our systems, we have a strong incentive to ensure the equipment is working reliably.
Two possible solutions exist: You can transfer your Solar-Abo to the new owner (under agreement). Alternatively you can become the owner of the system by paying the contract value in full prior to selling your property. The market value of your property should increase by the amount of your final payment.
We will contact you at least three months prior to the end of the contract in order to offer you an extension of the plan or to upgrade to a new state of the art system under a new contract (the choice is yours). Should you prefer not to go forward with either of those options, we would then remove the PV system at our cost.

No, the rate remains fixed for the duration of the contract. However, we can slightly adjust our electricity rates following the changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in case the Swiss franc looses its value due to inflation.

Yes, but the amount of your invoice will be significantly lower than before. You will now only pay for the electricity supply during the night and in the early mornings. Additionally, you will be remunerated from the utility for the surplus electricity injected to the grid during daily peak productions.
The surplus electricity will be fed into the grid. For this injected electricity you will be remunerated directly from the local utility company. We don’t receive any remuneration.
Adding a solar system improves your building’s cantonal energy certificate rating (CECB, GEAK, CECE). Moreover, research indicates that property value increases as a result of the installation of PV systems.
A number of factors are considered in the modelling including the estimated energy production of your roof based on irradiance and orientation, system size and installation cost.
A unit of energy equals the amount of power in kilowatts (kW) drawn during one hour. On the household level, energy is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). A 1 kW appliance such as a washing machine functioning for one hour consumes 1 kWh of energy.

ABOUT THE SOLAR SYTEM

Yes, shading reduces the performance of a solar system. Our team will always design a system to maximise its exposure to sunlight, however in certain instances a roof might be too shaded for solar to be a viable solution.

A solar system does not require intense maintenance, however in rare instances repairs might be necessary. All contracts with Younergy include a 20 year warranty which covers technical issues. Our monitoring system will automatically inform us about a production anomaly of your system.
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