For the first time a freely accessible online calculator determines the current sales value, which can be aimed at by owners when selling a photovoltaic installation. This free of charge calculator is applicable in countries all over the world, and it accounts for various parameters such as age of the installation, the time of connection to the electricity grid and the share of electricity used for owner’s own purposes. It shows the sales price for the aimed selling point and the yield, which the buyer can reach with the photovoltaic installation. Two Berlin-based companies, Milk the Sun and Solarpraxis, have jointly developed the calculator.
“If one wants to resell an installation after a couple of years, it is often problematic to obtain a reliable sales value” explains Felix Krause, the CEO of Milk the Sun. “Many factors determine the achievable level of sales price. Next to the amount of feed-in-tariff, operation costs and power dissipation of an installation, an important role is played by tax deductions, financing costs and the current inflation rate.” These and further factors are included by the online calculator in the determination of sales value and yield. With the help of this tool, a potential seller can run simulations on how the price of the installation varies according to the time when it would be sold or other factors.
“The calculating tool offers a first objective reference point about the sales value of solar installation to both sellers and buyers. It is especially interesting for bigger photovoltaic installations” says Alexander Woitas, manager of the engineering department at Solarpraxis AG. The calculation formula is based on commercial calculations and technical experiences of Solarpraxis. “Subsequently the precise sales values should be determined individually. An encompassing technical installation testing is necessary for establishing the exact sales price.” On the online calculator portal, an owner of a PV system can request a free of charge offer for solar installations testing. Additionally, there is a possibility to present a solar installation for sale on the portal.
The online calculator is available the hree languages German, English and Italian.
About Solarpraxis AG
The Berlin-based Solarpraxis was founded in 1998 by Engineer Karl-Heinz Remmers and Kay Neubert as BGB Company. Since 2006 Solarpraxis AG is traded on the stock exchange. As one of the leading advisory and service companies in the renewable energy sector, the company employs over 50 engineers, architects, publishing experts and event managers in the fields of engineering, publishing and conferences.