Hello, Harold here. My previous post discussed the logistics needed to install solar panels at our home. This one looks at what it takes to sell whatever excess energy you generate. Yes, in Portugal someone will pay you for the energy you’re generating.
When we were looking at the home we’d eventually buy in rural Portugal, one of the pluses (besides the glorious view) was the location. It was perfect for generating our own electricity using solar panels. This blog details the process we went through to have a system installed and some details on how those are performing. Let’s dig in!
Past blogs have dealt with how to establish utilities in Portugal. Inevitably, you’ll need to read those meters so this post explains how, and why, it is best you report those readings yourself.
There have always been a number of intrepid souls that relocated to another country, but recently, at least in the United States, that number is increasing. Faced with a higher cost of living, especially in regards to healthcare, retirees (and younger folks as well) have been looking beyond their borders for a place to live.
Harold is a former software engineer. Jana is an author. Together they're exploring their new life in Portugal.