No more reversing counter for families with solar panels

This news item was written according to the state of affairs at the time of publication. The contents are subject to changes in legislation.

As long expected, on 14 January 2021 the Constitutional Court annulled the Flemish decree on the reverse counter mechanism. This means that households that installed solar panels before 31 December 2020 can no longer count on up to 15 years' use of the reversing counter in exchange for the 'prosumer tariff'. 

By annulling the decree, there will be no discrimination between prosumers. Everyone will now fall under the net tariff based on actual consumption. We have already published a blog post that explains in detail how this system works.

Solar panels will still be a great investment, especially when combined with a home battery from AlphaESS.

Note that the Flemish premium for home batteries will be extended in 2021. Moreover, you will be able to combine this premium with the new subsidy for solar panels. In addition, if you conclude an energy contract that provides for compensation for the energy injected into the system, you will certainly be able to earn back a nice amount of money for your own green power station. More importantly, by combining solar panels with an AlphaESS home battery you are taking a big step towards a greener world.

Read the full judgment here.

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