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Ensys study: Prosumers invest an average of 35,000 lei in solar systems

10 May 2023

The company Ensys Renewable Solutions, through the Division dedicated to Residential Systems, carried out a study in April 2023 based on centralized data from 55,000 natural person customers, registered for the installation of photovoltaic systems both through government-subsidized programs and through their own contribution.

Thus, among the results of the study, it turned out that 7 out of 10 Romanians who install photovoltaic systems are from the urban environment, with an average age of 51 years. The amortization period of a photovoltaic system varies between 2 and 7 years, and the average value of implemented or ongoing projects is of 35,000 lei. At the same time, the average electricity savings for a photovoltaic system user reaches 4,080 lei/year.

According to Ensys representatives, in 2023 there is an increase in customer interest in adopting photovoltaic solutions, especially due to the promotion of government programs such as Casa Verde and ElectricUP, but also programs from European funds such as PNRR and the future RePowerEU. Even in these conditions, the interest of beneficiaries who want to install photovoltaic systems on their own, independent of government funding, is higher than in previous years. According to official data, in the period 2019-2021, funds were allocated for over 55,000 photovoltaic systems, with a total power of at least 165MW, through the Casa Verde Photovoltaic program. Comparatively, the budget allocated in 2023 through the same project can cover around 87,500 projects in a single year.

“The good part is that more and more Romanians are thinking about installing photovoltaic systems for the production of electricity, especially after the energy bills increased last year. Government-funded programs have fueled demand and created very high expectations among potential beneficiaries waiting for the session to open and projects to be implemented. The less good part is that the Casa Verde program did not start as planned and the implementation of projects financed through this program will take longer than the authorities estimated. At the same time, from the data centralized by Ensys, it appears that more and more customers are choosing to finance their investment in photovoltaic systems from their own sources, to avoid delay in implementation and to no longer depend on government funding. For example, the delays in the Casa Verde 2021 program, a program that started by law in 2022, generate complicated situations for both suppliers and beneficiaries. Practically, this year the implementation deadlines of the projects contracted in the 2021 and 2023 editions through government programs will overlap, thus generating possible dissatisfaction among the beneficiaries. In order to prevent unpleasant situations for our company’s customers, in 2023 Ensys increased the number of employees and increased the number of assembly teams. Currently, Ensys installs photovoltaic systems with more than 200 employees, grouped in teams distributed at national level”, claims Sebastian Crișan, interim CEO of Ensys.

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