Everyone can be a solar energy producer

With Zerofy Shared Solar you can rent panels at our solar park to produce and sell your own green energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

Zero carbon lifestyle

Why Zerofy Shared Solar?

Zerofy Shared Solar is the easiest way to get started with solar electricity production, reduce CO2 emissions, and earn revenue. And even if you already have rooftop solar, it allows you to expand your portfolio beyond what you have installed on-site. It’s solar, without the hassle.

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Reduce
CO2 emissions

Deploying green energy is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With the panels rented from our solar park you generate additional green electricity and feed it into the grid. This replaces grid electricity from fossil fuels and thus reduces CO2 emissions.

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No home installation
needed

Zerofy Shared Solar is ideal if you can't install solar at your home because you live in an apartment, rent, or encounter building code constraints. Even if you already have solar installed, you can generate additional electricity with Zerofy Shared Solar.

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Protect against high electricity prices

If electricity prices increase, you will pay higher utility fees. But if you have rented panels in our solar parks, the proceeds from your panels also increase. This way you protect yourself against increasing energy prices, as the higher earnings offset some of your increased utility costs.

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Earn money from green electricity

The electricity your panels produce is fed into the electricity grid and sold on the electricity market. The proceeds (minus a 20% operating commission) belong to you. This means by leasing our solar panels you save CO2 and earn money.

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Contribute to energy independence

Building out renewable capacity helps increase energy independence for Europe as a whole, and the individual countries where our solar parks are located. With your rented panels you make a direct contribution to this important effort.

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Real-time CO2 savings and earnings in the app

Zerofy shared solar is deeply integrated with the Zerofy app. Avoided CO2 and earnings from electricity sales are shown right in the app and in real-time for all of your rented panels.

Integrates with the Zerofy app

Your rented panels are connected via the Internet Of Things to Zerofy. You can see real-time production data from your panels right in the Zerofy app under your account.

Access electricity production, avoided CO2 emissions, and earnings in the app in real-time, and with weekly, monthly, and yearly summaries.

Lease panels and manage your portfolio of panels directly in the app.

View a live webcam feed from the solar plant, plus more great features.

Real-time electricity production, CO2 savings, and earnings right in the app

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Track CO2 savings with hourly granularity

As a world first, we calculate avoided carbon emissions at hourly granularity as opposed to yearly averages, as is common for green utility plans or offsetting products. This difference is crucial, as solar production is lower but also more valuable in winter.

Takes into account real-time carbon intensity of grid electricity.

Calculates for each hour the electricity production and avoided carbon based on hourly carbon intensity difference to the grid's electricity carbon intensity.

Avoided carbon shown as negative emissions in the Zerofy app.

Real-time carbon intensity and savings in the app.

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Current projects

Our current project is a pilot solar park consisting of 162 panels (67kW total) for rent. It is located in Kändliku, Estonia, and is expected to produce approximately 57MWh of electricity per year. The solar park is fully installed as of October 2022 and connected to the grid. Production of user’s panels will be visible in the Zerofy app from February 2023.

The rent per panel for 25 years is 400 EUR.
Select the number of panels you'd like to rent now:

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How many panels should you get?

Scenario Number of panels
Yearly general electricity for a 1-person household (2000 kWh) 6 panels
Yearly general electricity for a 2-person household (3000 kWh) 8 panels
Yearly general electricity for a 4-person household (4000 kWh) 10 panels
Electricity for 10'000km of electric vehicle driving per year 4 panels
CO2 avoidance corresponding to one European round-trip flight per year 2 panels

The impact

Zerofy Shared Solar differs from buying a green electricity plan, or buying a carbon offsetts.

The impact is very direct, as the project is only built because you invest and rent the panels. This concept is known as additionality. Additionality means that a given project would not have happened anyway even without your investment. We also don't sell any carbon credits or certificates of origin for the solar plant. If we did, you couldn't claim the carbon reduction for yourself.

In contrast to green electricity plans, which calculate the electricity generated (and CO2 saved) on an annual basis, we calculate it on an hourly basis. The key difference is that over one year, a plant may generate a surplus in summer, but a small amount in winter. This production pattern does not align with the actual consumption pattern, which is even over the year, or even higher in winter. If you're based in Estonia or in Northern Europe, since the electricity from your panels is fed directly into your (Nordpool) grid, you can also consume it yourself.

Finally, to the best of our knowledge Zerofy Shared Solar is also the only carbon "offsetting" project that earns you money back.

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Zerofy Shared Solar.

The savings shown in the table above are an estimate. They are based on the difference of CO2 emissions of solar, and the grid's average emissions in the country the solar plant is located (Estonia in our pilot project). When the plant is operational, we will calculate the difference for every hour, taking into account the effective emissions of grid electricity for each hour.

Estonia presented a good first opportunity for a pilot plant because of
a) land availability
b) high emissions for average grid electricity (means high CO2 savings)
c) feed-in tariffs arebased on market prices.

While Estonia is pretty far North and solar prodcution in the winter (Nov to Jan) is very low, in summer days are long and on an annual basis the total production is not very different from locations in central Europe, as can be seen on this map.

We don't. We only can present different future price scenarios. No one can predict the future. However, our current assumption is that electricity prices will generally rather increase than decrease over the next few years. And recent market developments have led to such extraordinarily high electricity prices, that payback can be very short.

Yes! You will support transitioning a country with high emissions from grid electricity to lower emissions electricity. You will also help us build our pilot plant to prove the concept and later roll out the same kind of product in other countries. Please contact us with suggestions for other countries to launch.

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As with any business, there are risks with solar leasing. One risk is that electricity prices are lower than expected and consequently your earnings are lower. The different scnearios presented on the website and looking at current and historic Nordpool spot prices, should allow you to get a picture of expected electricity prices.

[1] The electricity prices for this plant are based on Nordpool spot prices for Estonia. You can check the current and historic Nordpool prices here. The current Estonian long-term fixed-rate retail prices between 0.18 and 0.26 EUR/kWh give an indication of market expectations for future prices and are higher than our scenarios above. The break-even price for the investment per panel is at 0.0711 EUR/kWh. (Historically, (pre-2021) prices sometimes have also been lower than 0.07 EUR/kWh.)