Upgrade your property and strengthen your investment with solar energy.
Creating a Solar Community
New energy laws in Switzerland allow apartment owners and residents to join together and adopt solar power for their homes by forming what’s known as a self-consumption community (ZEV). While clean energy delivers numerous benefits to all parties, including energy bill savings to a reduced environmental footprint, it can be challenging for apartment owners to navigate these new regulations without support. Fortunately, Younergy’s experts are here to guide you through each step of the process.
Why Should You Invest in Solar Energy?
Whether you live in your apartment or rent it to tenants, going solar is a smart investment for all. Modernizing your energy system not only boosts the value of your property, it can also help you qualify for tax credits and financial incentives as well. And once your system is installed, you or your tenants will pay the same or less for electricity generated by the sun compared to electricity from the local grid.
Take Control of Your Apartment’s Energy Production
Powering your apartment with the sun reduces your reliance on a regional utility company and helps you hedge against the rising costs of electricity generated from fossil fuels. Additionally, by joining the movement toward decentralized energy, your apartment will help to stabilize local grid operations and reduce the need for costly new infrastructure required for centralized, fossil fuel-based resources.
Environmental and Economic Benefits of Solar Communities
Younergy is helping apartment owners across Switzerland to enhance their properties with forward-thinking energy solutions. We simplify your path to solar power and assist you or your tenants in maximizing self-consumption of green electricity, enabling energy savings from day one. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect when you invest in clean energy.
Access subsidies and tax benefits to offset upfront costs and accelerate return on investment
Create energy savings opportunities for yourself or your tenants
Boost property values with clean energy upgrades
Safeguard against rising electricity costs
Reduce dependence on regional utility companies
Maximize self-consumption with additional clean energy offerings, including energy storage, smart heating and cooling, and electric vehicle chargers
Support Environmental Goals and Set a Positive Example in Your Neighborhood
The Swiss government has set its sights on transforming our energy landscape by the year 2050. As the country moves away from fossil fuels and toward renewables, every citizen will be counted upon to do their part. Younergy can help you get ahead of the curve and slash your environmental footprint for decades to come.
Cut your carbon footprint
The air pollution created by fossil fuel-based electricity generation for multi-tenant buildings is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. Opting into on-site renewable energy generation significantly decreases your carbon footprint from day one.
Support the local grid
Decentralized electricity generation is the future of energy. By generating power for your apartment on site, you are easing the demand on the local grid. This not only stabilizes grid operations and reduces the risk of power outages, it also mitigates the need for utilities to expand their fossil fuel-based generation and distribution infrastructure.
Combat climate change
The health of our planet depends upon the collective actions of people and organizations around the world. Making the switch to clean energy is one of the most effective ways to demonstrate your commitment to the environment and future generations. Inspire your community to show their environmental support with solar power!
Turnkey Solutions, Including End Customer Management
Younergy’s team of experts will lead you and your tenants through the formation and management of a self-consumption community.
Estimate of energy bill savings
Technology recommendations from our robust portfolio of components
Breakdown of administrative requirements in your municipality
Cost savings through access to cheaper solar power from their own roof
Higher self-consumption of solar power equates to less feedback into the grid for remuneration at low rates
Reduction of environmental footprint by slashing CO2 production
Tailored recommendations on solar modules and additional components
System integration and configuration, as well as connection to the grid
Swift, reliable construction for minimum disruption to your building and its tenants
Monitoring of electricity production and consumption
Hassle-free system diagnostics and maintenance
What Are My Financial Options?
Electricity supply agreement where Younergy owns the photovoltaic system
- Equipment Cost0 CHF
- Energy CostFixed rate per kWh produced
- Contract Length20 years
- AdvantagesNo upfront costNo energy price fluctuationsOption to buy the system mid contract
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Customer buys the photovoltaic system
- Equipment CostVaries by system size and components
- Energy Cost0 CHF
- Contract LengthNo contract
- AdvantagesMaximizes savings and returnsCantonal Subsidy and tax deductionProperty value increase
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Quarterly; fixed rate per kilowatt-hour produced by the system
20 years — coverage includes hardware, maintenance and monitoring
Similar or lower energy bills
Varies by system size
5 years (with opportunity to extend)
Lower energy bills
We Take Care of Your Solar Community
We leave it to you to determine whether Younergy or one of our trusted energy control partners will assume control over the management and billing aspects of your solar system. No matter which path you choose, we ensure you and your tenants receive hassle-free, responsible service at all times.
Regular communication with community members
Routine billing based on electricity consumption
Personalized customer support
*Performed by Younergy or a trusted energy control partner.
Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to form a self-consumption community (ZEV) with my neighbors. How do I start?
How much will my solar electricity cost?
How does billing work?
How long does installation take?
Will my building be without power during the installation?
Is it possible to leave or opt out of the self-consumption community?
- when demand for market access exists (consumption greater than 100,000 kWh / year).
- when the property owner fails to provide access to secure electricity supply.
- when the OCC charges an unjustified price.