An expert in sustainable energies for almost 125 years, SEIC can help you with your energy transition projects. From the clarification of your needs through to implementation and administrative procedures, you benefit from a single, experienced contact with the necessary technical skills.
To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, you should announce your move as soon as possible to avoid any unpleasant surprises. SEIC cuts the power in your old home just after you leave, and switches it on in your new apartment before you arrive.
In order to consume sustainably and responsibly, SEIC offers you solutions to promote renewable energies. By opting for a product with electricity from hydraulic, photovoltaic, wind or biomass sources, you support sustainable development and promote local production. To find out more, visit our Eco-energy range page.
Yes, our products - Internet, fixed and mobile telephony and TV - are available in eight communes: Begnins, Coinsins, Duillier, Gland, Prangins, Vich, Luins and Vinzel. Please take a look at our offers or contact our Customer Service.
FAQ Photovoltaic panels
Investments designed to save energy and protect the environment are, in principle, fully tax-deductible, regardless of where you live. A calculator provided by the canton of Vaud will enable you to quickly make an initial estimate of the tax impact of your installation project.
Installations with a capacity of 2 kWp to 99.9 kWp are eligible for the Petite Rétribution Unique (PRU). The Grande Rétribution Unique (GRU) applies to installations from 100 kWp to 50 MWp. These federal subsidies should amount to around 30% of the investment.
Estimate your federal subsidies with the Pronovo SA calculator.
Like Gland and Prangins, a number of communes have set up programs to promote renewable energies and the rational use of energy. These programs provide financial assistance for specific actions, such as the promotion of photovoltaic solar installations.
Please contact your local commune for details of the subsidy programs available.
To find out about communal energy subsidies in the canton of Vaud.
SEIC's technicians have a thorough knowledge of the localities in which they operate, which is important for adapting the installation to suit exposure, weather conditions and other climatic phenomena. A preliminary study enables us to assess your consumption and define the location and type of photovoltaic installation best suited to your needs. A precise costing enables you to estimate your return on investment.
Contact us for expert advice on your photovoltaic panel installation project.
The difference between the two lies in the purpose of the transformation process: photovoltaic panels capture solar energy and transform it into electrical current, while thermal solar panels convert solar radiation into heat. The latter is mainly used to heat domestic hot water.
FAQ Charging stations
Our SEIC experts will advise you and develop solutions for every situation, taking into account all the specific features of your electrical installation.
The cost of installing a home charging station starts at around CHF 2,500. The cost may, of course, vary according to the length of the power cable from the electrical panel and its connection.
Connecting a charging station is a matter for specialists. In fact, such an installation requires particular attention to the electrical power available at the building's entrance. After diagnosing your electrical installations and building consumption, SEIC experts will advise you on the best solution for your needs.
Communal or cantonal subsidies are available, depending on the type of project. Please consult the Canton de Vaud's Electric Mobility page and contact your commune for more information.
When you charge your electric vehicle at home, the plug and cable are under strain for several hours. This means there's a risk of overheating if the electrical network isn't powerful enough. What's more, recharging is very slow with a standard plug.
The cost of charging an electric vehicle depends on the number of kilometers to be charged and the charging time at home.
If we take the example of an electric car consuming 20 kWh to recharge 100 kms, the charge will cost with a "Basic" double-rate subscription: 20 kWh x 16.75 cts = 3.35 CHF (excluding VAT).
FAQ Electrical installations
It's vital to have a reliable, state-of-the-art electrical installation. Electricity is more than necessary to keep your building running smoothly, but it can also be harmful if installed incorrectly.
When you call on SEIC for your electrical projects, you guarantee the quality and safety of your work. Our technicians are certified and have many years' experience. This means they have all the qualifications required to meet your electrical needs, whatever your sector of activity.
Finally, working with SEIC also means benefiting from the know-how of a local partner and a single point of contact, thanks to the expertise of multidisciplinary professionals.
Power outages can occur for a number of reasons:
- Meteorological disturbances:
for example, during a storm, lightning can cause damage to equipment connected to the power grid.
- An aging installation
- Poor maintenance of areas where animals such as rodents live:
this can lead to repeated short circuits.
- Infiltration and damp
To find out the cause of your breakdown, it's important that our SEIC technicians come on site to make a reliable diagnosis. So don't hesitate to contact our professionals on 022 364 31 31. They are at your service 24/7.
The intervention of a SEIC specialist is strongly required in various cases of breakdown. These include :
- Complete or partial power failure in your home/building
- Circuit breaker malfunctions
- Voltage variations
- Faulty equipment causing power surges
- Electric strike or access problems (gate, wicket door, etc.)
- Problems with electric shutters
To diagnose and implement safe and secure electrical troubleshooting solutions, the intervention of SEIC professionals is imperative. We always intervene as quickly as possible, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The invoice will be established according to the day and time of the intervention and is based on the collective labor agreements.
Luminaires, low-energy bulbs, LEDs, cables, plugs, sockets - find all the electrical products you need for your lighting and test them out in our showroom in Gland.
In Switzerland, the profession of electrician is protected and regulated. Only those holding a general installation permit issued by ESTI (Swiss Federal Inspectorate for Heavy Current) in accordance with the Low-Voltage Ordinance may work as electricians.
Before buying the different lamps for your ceiling, accent or mood lighting, it's essential to have a clear idea of what the final result will look like. There are four main types of lighting.
First of all, there's general lighting, which is used to illuminate an entire room, whether it's the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or outdoors. This light source needs to be powerful enough to reach every nook and cranny. In a large room, it's useful to have more than one source so that the room is sufficiently lit without having a lamp that's too dazzling. You can also add wall sconces to soften the mood. Lamps for general lighting can be grouped together in a chandelier, provided that the ceiling height is sufficient.
After general lighting, there are accent lights. Mounted on walls, furniture or the floor, these sources create a comfortably lit area without flooding the room with light. With spot lighting, you can focus light on the dining room, TV area or kitchen worktop. In the bedroom, spot lighting at the headboard makes reading more comfortable. In the bathroom, this type of lighting is a precious asset for applying make-up or shaving.
It's also common to install lighting in closets and cupboards to make it easier to find items.
Among the existing types of lighting, there are also decorative fixtures whose aim is to highlight the interior or exterior design of the home. The precision of their beam is paramount to precisely highlight a corner of a wall, knick-knacks, paintings or works of art.
White light is available in a wide variety of shades, each with a specific effect on the human organism. A distinction is made between the colors of light: warm white, neutral white and daylight white. Incandescent bulbs have always been warm white, while LED lamps are available in all three color ranges. On some recent models of LED bulbs or floor lamps, it's even possible to change color and intensity gradually.
Light can have both a stimulating and calming effect on human beings. Warm, low-temperature light has a calming, relaxing effect, while cool light makes rooms appear larger. A high proportion of blue, which is particularly strong in cold light, has a biologically stimulating effect and promotes concentration and performance. Warm light, on the other hand, promotes the sleep hormone melanin.
Your distribution system operator (DSO) will send you a request for inspection by post, giving you 6 months to carry out the periodic inspection of your electrical installation.
Depending on the type of property you own, you'll need to do this at different intervals. Your DSO will specify, in its letter, the periodicity that applies to your property and the deadline to be respected.
Once the inspection has been carried out, and if no faults are found, a safety report and a test and measurement protocol are sent to the DSO by an independent inspection company commissioned by you. As the owner, you will need to keep a copy of these documents until the next inspection.
If any faults are found in your electrical installation, you will need to appoint an approved electrician to carry out the repair work, in accordance with the fault report drawn up by the independent inspection company. Once the work has been carried out, the safety report is sent to you and your distribution network operator.
At the beginning of 2002, the Ordinance on Low-Voltage Electrical Installations (OIBT) came into force in Switzerland. As owners are fully responsible for their electrical installations, they are obliged to have them inspected periodically, at their own expense.
The aim of the Low Voltage Installation Standard (NIBT) is to protect people, animals and property against the risks and damage that may arise from the normal use of the installation. The NIBT or SN 411000 contains rules for the programming, construction and testing of electrical installations supplied with nominal voltages up to 1000V AC or 1500V DC. It is based on the Electrical Installation Act (EIA), the Ordinance on Heavy Current (VVV), the Ordinance on Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment (VLV) and the Ordinance on Low-Voltage Installations (VLV). The ITLV is issued by Electrosuisse, through Technical Commission 64 (TC 64), which maintains, modernizes and expands it with the help of representatives from various branches and associations. EIT.swiss is a member of TC 64, representing the interests and concerns of the electrical industry.
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