Continued rise of conventional energy prices, depletion of fossil fuel reserves, climate change, lower cost of photovoltaic systems with batteries, grid parity; all elements are now together to encourage the homeowners to invest in a system of solar electricity production for self-consumption.
The IPCC (a scientific body under the UN) has highlighted the relationship between natural disasters (floods, tsunamis, global warming …) and greenhouse gas emissions. The reduction of CO2 emissions related to the use of energy is therefore one of utmost importance in the fight against climate change. In Europe, the member states have set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the share of renewable resources used for generation of energy by 2020. On the other side of the globe, the still recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster brought back the risk related to generation of energy in nuclear power plants to attention of the public sphere. These events and facts, among many others, are driving a global interest in advancing technologies relevant to clean, decarbonized energy generation methods.
In addition to the abovementioned economical aspects, to equip a solar installation with batteries to produce its own electricity (self-consumption – self-production), is to make a sustainable investment contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the development of a new and unavoidable energy model, fighting against climate change.