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Self-Consumption

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At U energy we speak your language and that's why we want to give you an easy-to-understand explanation of self-consumption, its types, how you can save on your energy bill by installing photovoltaic panels and everything else we can offer.

What do we call self-consumption? 

Self-consumption involves generating part of our electricity consumption by installing photovoltaic panels in your home, although your installation will remain connected to the electricity grid so you can keep consuming when necessary, mainly during hours without sunlight.

The panels generate energy during the hours when electricity is normally more expensive and therefore the saving on your electricity bill will be noticeable as soon as you install them. Also, did you know that you are ensuring that the electricity you consume is 100% clean and you are helping to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere?

Since every house and home is different, at U energia we take care of the design and adaptation of the installation to your level of consumption using monitoring tools with which you check your production and savings. We offer the installation of storage batteries so that you can consume your own electricity in hours without sunlight or achieve more savings by discharging your surplus to the grid (i.e., ‘store’ the electricity you generate and don’t consume). The facility is monitored.

As we think like you, feel the same as you and speak your language, we want to facilitate all the procedures, which is why, if you are a private customer, we offer to finance your installation up to 60 months. 

Self-consumption without surplus

In this type of self-consumption your installation will not discharge electricity to the network even if you generate more electricity than you consume.

Individual self-consumption with surplus included in the simplified compensation.

In this option, your operator will credit you monthly with an agreed sum for the energy you have generated, that you haven’t consumed and that you have discharged to the electricity grid. I.e. we will compensate you financially for turning your surplus electricity over to the grid! This price will be determined by the electricity market and will be between 50-60 €/MWh.


You must remember that the compensation cannot exceed the total cost of the monthly energy, i.e. you will not earn money with the surpluses, but they will represent a significant saving on your bill.

Other types of self-consumption

Many types of self-consumption exist, for example in owners’ associations or residential complexes. If you live in one of them, we have solutions for you that are included in the new legislation!

Contact us and we will show you all the options available.