Frequently Asked Questions
Can the roof of my house collapse by installing a solar energy installation?
Before you decide to have a solar energy installation installed, it is wise to have a constructor assess whether your roof is strong enough to install a solar energy installation.
What happens if I generate more solar power than I use?
If you generate more than you consume, you can feed it back to the electricity grid, for which you receive a compensation. This makes the netting arrangement in the Netherlands possible.
Can I also store my excess energy production somewhere?
Yes, this is possible, for example, using a home battery. This is a storage place where you can keep your unused generated energy.
If I have solar panels installed, can I also use them in the winter?
Solar panels use the light from the sun to produce electricity. Every day it gets light and the sun shines every now and then, so your solar panels also provide energy in the autumn and winter period. In these months, less is generated compared to the spring and summer months.
Is solar energy easy to combine with other forms of energy?
If you don't produce enough solar energy to meet your own energy consumption, you can use fossil fuels to make up for the rest (unless, of course, you buy green energy from your energy supplier). The costs for this energy are on your energy bill.
How much maintenance do I have to do on my solar panel?
Solar panels require little maintenance. Solar panels last at least 25 years, while the inverter lasts 10-12 years. This inverter will therefore have to be replaced halfway through its use. It is advisable to clean the solar panels once in a while, so that optimal solar energy can be generated.