Kefalonia Off the grid
Kefalonia Off the grid?
Climate change is real!
We now know that man-made climate change is real and that it poses a great threat to the planet and its inhabitants. Current data suggest that we need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in developed countries by at least 80% by 2050 in order to have a chance of staying below an average temperature rise of over 2ºC.
Off the grid is to live autonomously without reliance on a utility for power. That also means zero gas emissions and our part in protecting the environment, giving our planet a chance and offering to the next generation a possibility for a better and more sustainable future.
Recent European legislation is urging its citizens to consider alternative power options, like solar energy. These options now are more and more affordable, easy to install and contributing to the big cause of eliminating greenhouse gas. Last but not least, a full Photovoltaic system is lowering drastically annual running costs and offering an added value in case of selling that property.
Case Scenario of a PV on a 3 bedroom villa in Kefalonia
Annual energy consumption in KWh: 11.500
Consumption analysis: Heating 3.000KWh, General 7.000KWh, Car 1.500KWH
Greek Network price €/KWh: o,173
Annual energy consumption in €: 11.500×0,173= €1.989
Annual CO2 emissions Standard house: 11,7tn
Annual CO2 emissions self – sufficient home: 0
Installation cost of a 8KWp PV system: €12.500
Investment depreciation: 6,3 years
Photovoltaic life expectancy: 25 years.