Ten New Feed-In Customers Join Power Grid Each Month ({{commentsTotal}})

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As of the start of Energy Conservation Week currently under way, 130 power microproducers had linked up to the country's distribution grid, operated by a subsidiary of the former monopoly Eesti Energia. 

More streamlined sign-up procedures and lower start-up costs have accelerated the trend of people producing their own power from solar panels and selling it back to Elektrilevi's system. About 10 microproducers a month are joining the system, uudised.err.ee reported.  

Total capacity of the grid links was 987 kW and 75 percent generate it through solar photovoltaic panels. 

The yield for Elektrilevi in the last 12 months has been close to 250 MWh, which is enough to cover the needs of 100 average households per year.

It takes an average 38 days for new signers to start generating electricity and selling it to the grid. Signup costs are 200-300 euros.