What Is Net-Billing?

Net-Billing is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a commercial customer has a PV system on their roof or on the ground within the same or adjacent piece of land, it may generate more electricity than the building uses during daylight hours.


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  • 01 How It Works
  • 02 Credits
  • 03 Maximum Power of Net-Billing Installations
  • 04 Eligible Applicants
  • 05 Operational Expenses
  • 06 Financial Return
  • 07 Photovoltaic Systems

01 How It Works

If the building uses the Net-Billing method, the electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods when the building's electricity use exceeds the system's output. Customers are only billed for their "net" energy use.

02 Credits

Net-Billing scheme is credited in Euros (€). The excess energy supplied to the grid is credited to the producer at the cost of purchasing RES electricity as determined by CERA.

03 Maximum Power of Net-Billing Installations

The maximum power that can be installed using the Net-Billing method is between 10kWp - 10MWp per electricity consumption bill

04 Eligible Applicants

You have the right to apply for Net-Billing for any commercial, industrial and public building.

05 Operational Expenses

The producer / consumer pays an annual fee to the Supplier of €47,23 + VAT per kWp, to offset the belayed/deferred production and consumption of power in the house. These charges are paid by the producer / consumer in six equal instalments and are included in the supplier’s invoice, i.e €7,87 + VAT per kWp of the P/V system. This fee is subject to future variations according to the rules and regulations published by the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA).

06 Financial Return

The energy produced from 1 kW PV system is estimated at 1800 kWh per year. Through our experience in previous Photovoltaic System installations we have seen that, in many cases, the financial return of these systems is between 4 – 5 years.

07 Photovoltaic Systems

The lifetime of the Photovoltaic System is theoretically longer than 25 years. The Photovoltaic modules have a Linear Performance Guarantee of 25 years. A Linear Performance Guarantee represents a continually decreasing performance guarantee. This guarantees a maximum performance reduction of a fixed percentage over a period of 25 years. The PV modules will perform at 78-82% of their initial performance. The Photovoltaic inverters have warranties that range from 5 years to 20 years depending on the brand of choice. The mounting systems have a 20-year warranty. All the electrical equipment used also has warranties of up to 20 years.

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