Solar panels

Highest quality

This is done by using the most highly regarded technologies on the market, such as IBC, Ultra Black, HJT and glass-glass.

Highly regarded technologies

By doing so, we can ensure a guaranteed return and provide our 35-year all-in-one guarantee without any problems.

Grants & subsidies for solar panels

Anyone who puts new solar panels into operation from 1 January 2021 can claim a one-off premium from grid operator Fluvius. The premium amount is adjusted annually on 1 January. The date of commissioning of the solar panels determines the amount of the premium.

The premium amount is limited to 40% of the investment cost including VAT, mentioned on the invoices. Whether or not a dwelling is connected to the distribution network with 'night rate only' does not affect the amounts below.

The premium is calculated on the basis of the power of the solar panels themselves (i.e. not the power of the inverter).

  • In 2022, the premium will be EUR 225/kWp for installations up to 4,000 Wp and an additional EUR 112.5/kWp from 4kWp to 6 kWp, resulting in a maximum of EUR 1,125.
  • In 2023, the premium will be EUR 150/kWp for installations of up to 4,000 Wp and an additional EUR 75/kWp from 4kWp to 6 kWp, resulting in a maximum of EUR 750.
  • In 2024 the premium is still €75/kWp for installations up to 4,000 kWp and an additional €37.5/kWp from 4kWp to 6 kWp, resulting in a maximum of €375.

The premium only applies to buildings that are connected to Fluvius' electricity distribution network by 31 December 2013 at the latest, or for which the environmental permit for urban development actions was granted more than 5 years ago and where the building meets the EPB requirements and the EPB declaration was submitted on time.

Buildings undergoing renovation for which the building permit was granted less than 5 years ago are eligible if the building was connected to the distribution network before 2014.

You can apply for the premium after you have registered your solar panels and received an e-mail that they are registered. You can then apply for your premium with the G-number.

More information: www.fluvius.be

Compare solar panels

The purchase of solar panels is a substantial investment. That is why it is important to compare different brands and providers beforehand. This will ultimately enable you to make the best choice. What should you really look for when comparing different solar panels? We'll be happy to tell you.

What types of solar panels are there?

In general, there are two types of panels on the market: glass-glass and glass-film solar panels. These are the main groups. You can further differentiate these into mono and polycrystalline cells. These mainly determine the color and efficiency of the panels.

Glass-glass solar panels have a glass sheet on both sides. While glass-film panels have a backing of plastic film. 

When comparing these two types of solar panels, it's best to look at the quality and lifespan of the panels. Glass-glass solar panels are more expensive than glass-film ones, but they do protect a lot better against environmental factors, giving them a longer life, higher yield and better warranty conditions.

In addition to the type of solar panel, you can also compare different applications, such as the place of installation: on the roof, on a dome, on the carport, porch or even on the facade. A certified installer will help you make the best choice for your situation.

Comparing brands

Comparing different manufacturers is one of the biggest tasks when buying solar panels. Each brand promises something different and that sometimes makes it difficult to choose from these. Here's what to look out for when comparing brands:

  • Reliability
  • Quality: certificates and quality marks
  • Production site

Comparing installers

Installers are never the manufacturer of the solar panels, but comparing them is important when purchasing a solar panel installation. This is because it is important that the panels are installed properly for the performance of your installation. This is what you should look for when comparing installers:

  • Reliability and specialization in solar energy
  • Work according to laws and regulations
  • Experience

What do solar panels cost?

The cost of solar panels depends on several factors and varies greatly. Of course, the differences in quality also result in different prices. The cost of your installation depends mainly on:

  • The number of solar panels
  • The type of solar panels
  • Additional products such as a home battery
  • The quality (Tier 1 category)
  • Conditions of production

 

In addition to the cost of the panels, you should also look at the yield and efficiency of your installation. This is because it determines the payback period of your solar panels on your roof.

Compare warranty conditions

It is important to compare the warranty terms as well. After all, these differ a great deal. Pay particular attention to the terms of the manufacturer's warranty and handling of warranty claims, as well as the power warranty and product warranty. 

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