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When you have photovoltaic solar panels installed on the roof of your house, you become a producer of electricity. You can sell all or consume your production and resell the surplus.

Resell all or the surplus of the energy produced by photovoltaic solar panels?

In the event that the panel owners wish to sell all of their production, a production counter connects the system to the public distribution network and a second meter who will measure the consumption is installed.

Owners can otherwise make the choice self-consume the electricity they produce and resell the surplus to EDF or a local distribution company (LDC). This solution is often presented as the most ecological but it is not the most economical as far as EDF buys electricity more expensive than it sells.

The system is connected to the indoor electrical circuit board and a meter measures the output that is not consumed.

The contract for the purchase of photovoltaic energy

It is now possible to sell the electricity produced by photovoltaic solar panels to any buyer. EDF or the ELD has the obligation to buy back your electricity production as soon as you request it. The request for a purchase obligation contract at the same time as the request for connection to the public electricity grid.

The duration of this contract, the terms of which have been approved by the Minister in charge of energy, amounts to twenty years but is not renewable. Of course, the contract depends on whether you choose to sell all or only the surplus of your production.

With respect to the feed-in tariff, it is revised quarterly to account for inflation and may vary by buyer. Nevertheless, the ELD and Edf have the obligation to respect the tariffs of purchase fixed by tariff orders.

In case of sale of the real estate, the contract of obligation of purchase is transferable to the next owner.

Here is its content: name of the producer, description of the installation (identification, administrative situation, characteristics), configuration of the connection and delivery point, description of the metering device, purchase price and indexation, tax and taxes, periodicity of the contract, settlement of invoices, effective date and duration, declaration of honor and signatures.

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