France, other France, self-consumption

The figures of an investment in self-consumption

Published on Monday 15 May 2023 | Article n°445

According to the latest data from Enedis, France has 277,000 homes

equipped with individual self-consumption photovoltaics in the1st quarter of 2023. The number of installations has increased by more than 150% since 2021, proof of a real underlying trend.

Installation figures for a self-consumption installation according to Effy :

  • Between €8,000 and €20,000 is the initial investment for an installation of between 2.3 kWp (6 panels) and 9 kWp (24 panels).
  • 17% of the cost of the work; this is what the investment premium paid by EDF OA covers on average. The premium varies according to the installed power.
  • + 14% is the inflation observed on the price of photovoltaic panels with integrated microinverters in 2022.
  • 9cts € /kWh solar, this is the tariff for solar kWh. It will remain fixed over the next few years (it is not linked to market prices). By way of comparison, in February 2022, it was twice as low as the grid electricity tariff. In a context of steadily rising electricity prices, the attractiveness of individual solar self-consumption could increase further.

Tecsol of 7 May 2023

Editor's note: 150% more installations are to be welcomed, but we are starting from a very low base, hence the particularly high percentage. We can also compare the 277,000 dwellings equipped with the number of dwellings in France (30 million). Less than 1% of homes have switched to self-consumption. This is not brilliant.

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