How subscription solar energy works, which makes electricity bills cheaper

  • Thais Carrança – @tcarran
  • From BBC News Brazil in Sao Paulo

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Service promises savings of 10% to 15% on bills and already adds up to more than 5,000 consumers in the country

With the electricity bill soaring and the tariff flag triggered for most of 2021 due to the severe drought that hit the country last year, businessman Fredy Rodrigues, owner of two bakeries in Santos, on the coast of São Paulo, He was looking for a way to reduce his energy expenditure.

“We made the budget for installing solar panels on the roof. But our property is not owned and the investment would be very high”, recalls Rodrigues.

Faced with the cost of bread and rent pressured by inflation, and falling revenues, due to universities and commercial buildings closed amid the pandemic, he then got to know solar energy by subscription.

With the service, he has saved an average of 12% per month on the electricity bill.

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