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The “photovoltaic panels are profitable between 3 and 6 years”, according to Bejamin Wilkin, director of the association Energie Commune

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Always more panels on the roofs. The growth of photovoltaic installations continues to reach a cumulative installed power of more than 7 GWp at the end of 2021. This represents the power of seven nuclear reactors. However, photovoltaics still raises many questions and concerns. QR l’actu takes stock of the subject with Benjamin Wilkin, director of the non-profit organization Energie Commune.

Really profitable?

The price increase in terms of hardware is significant but it is less significant than the increase in electricity prices and to hear Benjamin Wilkin: “The return on investment with photovoltaic panels is between 3 and 6 years”.

Upcoming taxes?

Currently, panel holders pay a “prosumer” tax which is used to contribute to the use of the network, such as during the night, for example, explains the director of the non-profit organization Energie Commune. “We are currently familiar with the prosumer tax which is a flat rate or possibly volumetric tax if you have a communicating meter and besides this tax, I am not aware of any project for any tax on the contrary since the panels can make it possible to fight against the energy crisis”.

Storage battery?

The battery is already profitable according to Benjamin Wilkin: “Given the current prices of electricity, the device can quite be profitable. A priori, it should not be taxed since it is something that is placed in your home. It is part of the private device of the network and not public infrastructure. On the other hand, this tool which weighs between 50 and 100 kilos is subject to the regulation of electrical and electronic waste. As such and at the end of its life, recycling must be considered and this has a cost”.