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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.

We will conduct a thorough analysis of your building and its energy needs to determine the technical feasibility and potential financial benefits you can achieve with solar power. With this information, we will develop and present to you a customized solution that includes:

Estimate of energy bill savings

Technology recommendations from our robust portfolio of components

Breakdown of administrative requirements in your municipality

Our team will advise and support you in all bureaucratic matters involved with establishing a self-consumption community. The advantages include:

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

We take full ownership for project planning, management, and construction. Our team will be on site at your apartment building until the control system is put into operation, allowing you to focus your attention elsewhere. Our services include:

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

Once your solar system is installed and connected to the grid, we will assist you with administration and billing through a simple online interface. We will also monitor and maintain your system remotely to ensure smooth operation over its lifetime.

Monitoring of electricity production and consumption

Hassle-free system diagnostics and maintenance

Easy-to-understand invoicing

What Are My Financial Options?

When it comes to a major decision like adopting clean energy, we know it is important to have options. No matter your needs and preferences, Younergy has a solution to help you go solar on your own terms. See a comparison of our options below to determine which is right for you

Customer profile

Equipment cost

Billing

Contract length

Maintenance program

System owner

Guarantee

Financial benefits

Solar-Abo

Homeowner(s)

0 CHF

Quarterly; fixed rate per kilowatt-hour produced by the system

20 years

20 years

Younergy

20 years — coverage includes hardware, maintenance and monitoring

Similar or lower energy bills

Solar Direct

Homeowner(s)

Varies by system size

Upon purchase

N/A

5 years (with opportunity to extend)

Homeowner(s)

Manufacturers’ warranties

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

Accurate metering

Easy-to-understand invoicing

Personalized customer support

Precise system analysis
Electricity production and consumption statistics
Streamlined billing
Customer support

*Performed by Younergy or a trusted energy control partner.

Frequently Asked Questions

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I would like to form a self-consumption community (ZEV) with my neighbors. How do I start?

Forming an ZEV has never been easier! If you and your neighbors are ready to go solar, simply get in touch with the owner of the building and encourage him/her to contact Younergy. Together, we will explore the shared financial and environmental benefits of solar energy.

How much will my solar electricity cost?

Your electricity costs will depend on several factors, including the size of the solar system, the number of members in your self-generation community, and the amount of electricity consumed. Energy savings can be maximised by making simple adjustments to electricity consumption patterns to better match peak solar generation (midday) whenever possible.

How does billing work?

Invoices are issued directly from Younergy or a trusted energy control partner on a quarterly basis, following an assessment of the building’s overall electricity consumption. With the help of smart energy meters, each user can be billed according to a precise calculation of their individual consumption (including electricity from both the solar system and the power grid).
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How long does installation take?

On average, solar system installation is completed within seven (7) business days. Before construction of your system begins, Younergy will deliver a customized plan detailing the timeline of installation.

Will my building be without power during the installation?

We will require approximately 15 minutes of power outage during meter replacement. Aside from this brief disruption, we make every effort to mitigate inconvenience to your home or business throughout the construction process.

Is it possible to leave or opt out of the self-consumption community?

Depending upon the terms of the rental agreement, a tenant can refuse to participate in the self-generation community. After signing an agreement, tenants can leave the self-consumption community under certain circumstances:
  • 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.

Ready to Switch to Clean Energy?

We are happy to answer your questions, with no obligation on your part. Please give us a call at 0800 800 850 or send us an email at info@younergy.ch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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