The first step to promote the use of solar panels in private homes, shops and buildings that took place during the week, at a multisector meeting at the La Plata City Technical College.
At the meeting, they agreed to control a document presented to the official authorities of the Province, distribution companies and the Buenos Aires State Management Agency (Oceba), to accelerate the regulation in the State of Buenos Aires 27,424, which allows "injection "(sale) surplus electricity renewable energy to the conventional energy network.
As noted, installing solar panels would save up to 70 percent of the electric bill and those who do so in the Region could receive rewards. Future builders will have access to additional meters that may mean up to two floors more than originally designed, provided that the height is respected according to the current regulations.
On the other hand, private consumers could "sell" to the company the rest of energy generation generated by solar panels, which will represent a reduction in the payment on the electricity bill.
From the company, Mafferetti, Juan Manuel Lumbardini, explained that "solar energy is a topic that is of interest to the vast majority. In terms of thermal energy, solar hot water tanks are Which is being sold most. In terms of photovoltaics, the problem is that there is no special funding and that banks offer personal loans. "
Financing in Santa Fe
In Argentina, there are already ten provinces with norms or decisions in relation to legislation to encourage the use of renewable energy at home and the potential to spray the rest of the network: Santa Fe, Salta, Mendoza , Neuquén, Jujuy, Entre Ríos, Chubut, San Luis, Missions to San Juan.
The injection of the public network in a classified way has enabled them to be enabled by specific regulations or within a package that includes the promotion of renewable energy in general.
In this way, it is encouraged to control the benefits and incentives for homes, businesses or buildings that use or incorporate renewable energy, in new buildings or existing buildings.
The generation of renewable energy for family consumption, free electricity bills and checks of up to 3,000 pesos are part of the benefits that consumers have to spray too much energy into a central network in Santa It was added to the provocation program that is replicated in eight regions that expect the law that regulates the exchange system at a national level.
"We sell energy to the network during the day, when we do not, get the night when we use more. This exchange system has many advantages, self-use, you can not be polluted, You save, and the province also pays 13,000 pesos per annum for eight years and amortizes the value of the photovoltaic system, "explained Marcelo Lenzi, El Elbo, neighboring the mid west of Santa Fe, the first in the province that installed solar panels in its house and injecting the local energy network.
"The province gives consumers a remuneration, of 5.50 pesos per kilowatt of hours produced from renewable energy. Three meters are installed in the houses, one measures the renewable generation, another the use of the network and another is a spiral measure that assesses energy access and exit, "explained by the State Secretariat of Santa Fe.
Official estimates estimate that a family of four average energy uses is 500 kilowat per hour every month, although it varies greatly depending on the artifacts they have at home.
Installation of special meters
After the meeting in La Plata city, Gustavo Tavolaro, president of the Class IV president of the Buenos Aires State College of Technologists, explained that "the project decides that the use of solar photovoltaic, thermal and rainwater use panels would be conditioning factors so that more square meters could be built in many, construction or factory, among other incentives ". And he added that "Those who choose to use energy that are different from conventional energy and caring for the environment will be of benefit."
At the multisector meeting held during the week, "we discussed in advance and sharing the use of renewable energy among all sectors in order to maximize the benefits. The idea is to join all the players of the construction, banks and professionals, to trends used in the world's major cities in trying to save energy as well as using rainwater, "said Tavolaro.
As noted at the meeting, in La Plata's case "a letter will be sent to Edelap to start installing special meters to combine the amount of electricity used by the user and the energy of the sun in each period to the invoice." Edenor and Edesur have already been implemented.
There were also entities such as Apymeco, Acimco, Urdd Uocra, the Industrial Union, representatives of the local borough and members of the professional associations of architects, surveyors, engineers and auctioneers. As well as participating companies and banking entities, District La Plata leaders and the Senior College of Technical Technicians in the Province.
Installation of house equipment can cost 150,000 pesos. Includes two panels and two batteries. The battery care is equal to the one that needs to be taken to look after a car battery. The installer also needs to be installed by a programmer that allows combine the use of solar energy and electric power, so that the user can choose between them and not lose the remaining energy the solar panel can produce.
It was also noted that a house can be injected in 100% of electricity power for two or three consecutive days, but the equipment must be larger, with six solar panels and 16 batteries for a house of 200 square meters , for example.
Engineer Daniel Lisei said: "Recently, the inverters have been incorporated into a network, which can, as well as solar panels, generate side by side electricity with distribution network. At country level, it is not regulated and will be based on the National Law 27.424 which promotes a distributed generation with renewable energy, with the surplus in the end turns to the network ".