Photovoltaic installations offer a sound investment for many commercial enterprises again in 2017. According to the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), purchasing a solar power and energy storage system featuring a PV installation with a nominal power below 750 kilowatts will become even more attractive in 2017.
In spite of the considerable rise in electricity tariffs in recent years, reduced purchasing and financing costs for photovoltaics mean that solar power production on residential property roofs pays for itself within only a few years. “Solar power from one's own roof or commercial rooftops is often only half the price of power from an electricity supplier”, explains Carsten Körnig, CEO of BSW-Solar. According to a study carried out by the market research company EuPD Research, there is still plenty of potential for photovoltaics and energy storage waiting to be exploited by commercial clients in Germany. The lucrative nature of solar power self-consumption could prove effective in motivating commercial clients to invest in photovoltaics and storage solutions.