In April 2023, Ensys Renewable Solutions, through its Residential Systems Division, conducted a study based on centralized data from 55,000 individual customers who had enrolled for the installation of photovoltaic systems, either through government-subsidized programs or through their own contribution.
The study revealed that 7 out of 10 Romanians who install photovoltaic systems are from urban areas, with an average age of 51. The amortization period for a photovoltaic system varies between 2 and 7 years, and the average value of implemented or ongoing projects is 35,000 lei. Additionally, the average electricity cost savings for a photovoltaic system user amount to 4,080 lei per year.
According to Ensys representatives, 2023 has seen an increase in customer interest in adopting photovoltaic solutions, especially due to the promotion of government programs such as Casa Verde and ElectricUP, as well as European Union-funded programs like PNRR and the future RePowerEU. Even in these circumstances, the interest of beneficiaries who wish to install photovoltaic systems through private funding is higher than in previous years. Official data shows that from 2019 to 2021, funds were allocated for over 55,000 photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of at least 165 MW through the Casa Verde Fotovoltaice. Program. Comparatively, the budget allocated in 2023 for the same project can cover approximately 87,500 projects in a single year.
“The good news is that more and more Romanians are considering installing photovoltaic systems for electricity production, especially after experiencing increased energy bills last year. Government-funded programs have fueled the demand and created high expectations among potential beneficiaries who are eagerly awaiting the opening of the sessions and the implementation of projects. The less favorable aspect is that the Casa Verde program did not start as planned, and the implementation of projects funded through this program will take longer than estimated by the authorities. At the same time, data centralized by ENSYS indicates that more and more customers choose to finance their photovoltaic system investment from their own sources to avoid implementation delays and to no longer depend on government funding. For instance, the delays within the Casa Verde 2021 program, which officially began in 2022, create complicated situations for both suppliers and beneficiaries. In practice, this year will see overlapping implementation deadlines for projects contracted under the 2021 and 2023 editions of government programs, potentially leading to dissatisfaction among beneficiaries. To prevent unpleasant situations for our company’s clients, in 2023, Ensys has increased the number of employees and expanded the number of installation teams. Currently, Ensys is installing photovoltaic systems with over 200 employees, organized into teams distributed nationwide,” stated Sebastian Crișan, Interim CEO of Ensys.