Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About Solar Energy
Is solar power cheaper than the electricity from the grid?

Yes, with today’s changing economic landscape in Egypt and electricity prices hike, if you are a home owner you can expect a payback as of 7-9 years on your installed panels and then enjoy up to 18+ years of free electricity, this amounts to up to 320,000 EGP of lifetime savings. If you are a business owner you can expect savings of a minimum of 10% as compared to your current electricity bill.

Remember that energy from the sun is free; you only have to pay for the cost of the solar panels system.

SolarizEgypt provides financing solutions that suit your needs with no upfront costs (for businesses). Please contact us for further information.

What steps should I take to install a solar panel system?

Once you contact SolarizEgypt, the process starts with a site visit by our engineering team who will conduct a full feasibility study and share with you our recommendations for the best solution that will suit your needs. We then provide you with a quotation for the chosen system, along with different alternatives for payment plans.

What is a PV system and how does it work?

A PV system is a Photovoltaic system given as a technical term for solar panels. The word photo comes from the Greek word “photons” which means “light”. A Photovoltaic System receives sunlight radiation and converts it into electrical energy, hence electricity.

What are the different commercial applications of solar systems and their recommended use?
Application Recommended for Description
Self-Consumption Industrial Or Commercial Applications Save on your electricity bill by using cheaper energy from the sun.
Net Meter Ideal for homes Ideal for homes where you transmit the extra electricity produced in the morning to the grid, your meter counts backwards and then re-use the electricity you generated in the daytime for consumption at night time (peak consumption time)

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Feed In Low consumption establishments (ex. Agriculture) Make money selling electricity to the grid at a higher rate than what you currently purchase.
What does Feed-In Tariff mean?

Feed-In Tariff is a scheme that allows your solar panels system to sell its excess electricity to the national grid and get monetary compensation for it through the government’s Feed-In Tariff program.

What does Net Metering mean?

Net Metering is a special electricity meter that is ideal for households. It works both forward and backwards, where typically in the day-time your solar panel system generates excess electricity than what is needed by your household and this excess electricity is transmitted to your grid causing the meter to run backwards. On the other hand, at night, you consume back the electricity sold to the grid during the daytime, and thus you only pay (or get paid) for the energy difference between your generation and consumption.

How long will it take to install my system?

The time it will take for a system to be installed will vary depending on the factors of your location, the area and recommended size of the system.

What will my system include?

Aside from any detailed specifications, your system will typically include the following items:

  • Solar Panels
  • Inverter (transforms energy from solar panels to usable electricity)
  • Mounting Structures
  • Wiring and electrical safety equipment
What solar panel system size do I need?

The system size you need generally depends on how much electricity output you need or want to sell. Please get in touch to learn more.

Who benefits from installing a PV system?

Simply put, anyone who consumes electricity and is looking to make significant savings on their electricity bill or make money by selling electricity to the grid, while also helping protect the environment.

How long do solar panels last?

We use the highest grade of solar panels available in the market today, with a lifetime of up to 25 years fully guaranteed.

Do solar panels work when its cloudy or raining, and how does the weather affect solar power production?

Since solar panels work as a renewable energy product, it is completely reliant on the sun’s radiation. Therefore, solar energy production is ongoing as long as the sun is present.

However, we are lucky to be in a country where we almost have 365 days of sun, so that should not be something to worry about. Your house or establishment is still connected to the grid so on this unlucky cloudy day you will still get electricity from the grid.

What are my payment options?

We provide flexible payment schemes with no upfront costs (for businesses), generating savings from day 1. Learn more here about our solutions for home owners and business owners

Do solar panels work in a shaded area/region?

Shading partially affects the energy production yeild, therefore when solar panels are installed, they are carefully placed in an area with the most access to the sun light, avoiding all obstacles that would negatively affect the efficiency of the system around the year.

How do solar panels help the environment?

Solar panels are one of the cleanest sources of energy; they rely on the planet’s biggest source of energy, the sun, and are emission free.

I'm a Home Owner
Is solar power cheaper than the electricity from the grid?

Yes, with today’s changing economic landscape in Egypt and electricity prices hike, if you are a home owner you can expect a payback as of 7-9 years on your installed panels and then enjoy up to 18+ years of free electricity, this amounts to up to 320,000 EGP of lifetime savings.

Remember that energy from the sun is free; you only have to pay for the cost of the solar panels system.

SolarizEgypt provides financing solutions that suit your needs with no upfront costs. Please contact us for further information.

How much will a solar system cost me?

Simply put, you will finance your solar system from the electricity you are saving, meaning that from day 1 you will achieve savings and by the time the system is paid off (~7 years) you will enjoy a lifetime of free electricity. Please get in touch for more information.

How does the solar system work at night?

Net Meters are a new generation of electricity meters that are designed to run backwards as well as forwards, and they are installed along with your solar panels. In the daytime, your solar panels generate more electricity than you would typically consume, and this excess electricity is then transmitted to the grid and your meter runs backwards. At night, you consume what you have produced in the morning from the grid – hence the term Net Meter, where your net consumption can be minimized to zero.

What if my solar panels malfunction? Will I ever lose power at my home?

It is extremely unlikely that your solar panels fail- we use the highest grade of the best technology available in the market and they are fully guaranteed. In the unlikely event of solar panel failure, you are still connected to the grid and will consume your needs from the grid similar to your “pre-solar” days.

All solar systems are constantly monitored by our expert team of solar specialists and we are immediately notified with any issues in the output, which we will work to fix immediately. Having said so, this situation has never happened in more than 3 years of operation.

I am moving houses, can I move my panels?

Yes, please get in touch with us for more information.

How do I maintain and service my panels?

We will on-board you on how to take care of your panels and ensure maximum output at all times, it is as simple as routine cleaning. We also offer maintenance services for a small annual fee.

Are the panels guaranteed?

Yes, we closely monitor your panels performance and their performance is 100% guaranteed by the manufacturer.

I'm a Business Owner
How much will a solar panel system cost me?

Nothing! We will fully finance your solar panel system and you will only pay for the electricity you consume (at a rate that is always cheaper than the grid). Please contact us for more information or click here to learn more.

What are the different commercial applications for Solar available for businesses?
Application Recommended for Description
Self-Consumption Industrial Or Commercial Applications Generate electricity from solar panels and save on your electricity bill.
Feed-In Tariff Low consumption establishments (ex. Agriculture) Sell electricity to the grid at a higher rate.
How do I maintain and service my panels?

We provide a full package of servicing and maintenance for your panels that is already included at the initial cost we quote you, remember you only pay for the electricity you consume, no upfront fees and no extra fees.

Are the panels guaranteed?

Yes, we closely monitor your panels performance and their performance is 100% guaranteed by the manufacturer.