Cut your electricity bills, generate your own energy and reduce your carbon footprint by installing solar panels in your property.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar Panels work when particles from sunlight free up electrons from atoms contained in the silicon cells. This generates a flow of electricity that can be harnessed and used to provide your home with the energy it needs to power your lights and appliances.
Solar PV Panels
Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels are the most common type of solar panels installed in the UK. They are suitable for the majority of properties that receive direct sunlight. Solar panels will obviously generate more electricity on a sunny day, however as long as there is sunlight they will produce energy.
Solar Thermal Systems
Solar thermal systems work in much the same way as solar PV systems. The difference is, rather than creating electricity that is fed into the main supply the energy that they generate is used directly for heating water or air.
The Feed In Tariff Scheme
One of the great benefits of having solar panels installed is you can get paid for the electricity they generate with the UK Government’s Feed in Tariff scheme. This includes the electricity you use yourself and you can also sell any surplus energy back to the grid so over time you can recoup the solar panels cost.
No Hassle Information
In the majority of instances, solar panels are quick and easy to install. You will not usually require planning permission as they are generally considered a permitted development. (It is however important to check first; our solar panels installers will happily organise this for you.)
Invest In Your Home
If you are looking to sell your home, solar panels will be an attractive addition to any potential buyers. They can increase the value of your property and as they are a durable and robust product, once installed they are built to last.
Benefits of Solar Panels
After your solar panels installation, very little maintenance is necessary. As long as the solar panels remain clean (the rainy British weather can help out here!) and are not overshadowed by nearby trees or bushes they should continue to effectively produce energy for many years to come.
For those looking for a more environmentally friendly home, solar panels are an ideal choice. As they generate energy from a renewable source; the sun, you can run your home without relying on depleting fossil fuel reserves or nuclear power.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Another environmental benefit of having a solar panels installation is lowering your household’s carbon footprint. A 4kWp system can produce annually, approximately 3,500 kilowatt hours of electricity. This is an annual saving of around a tonne and a half of carbon.
These days’ solar panels are designed to suit your property and subtly complement your roof. Far from being an eyesore, modern solar panels can be considered an eco-friendly status symbol. There are various different styles available and you can even opt for solar slates which blend seamlessly with your roof tiles.
Solar Panels Cost
Solar panels are an affordable addition to your home which will save you money over their lifetime. The cost of solar panels will vary dependent on the style and size of the system you have installed however the benefits they provide both financially and ecologically are superb, lasting for many years in the future.
The Silent Partner
Once your solar panels are installed they will silently generate energy whilst you go about your day to day business so you’d hardly know that they were there at all. Solar panels also make no noise whilst they work unlike other types of energy generators.
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Why Should I Choose One Of Your Installers?
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How Much Are Solar Panels?
The average family home will require a solar PV panel which provides about 3KW of electricity. This can cost anything between £4000 to £6000. The Government encourages the installation of solar panels and offers a feed-in tariff allowing you to save 50% on your electricity bills, allowing you to earn up to £13,450 through the scheme.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels comprise of lots of small units called photovoltaic cells which convert sunlight into electricity. A solar panel allows particles of light (photons) to free electrons from atoms, generating a flow of electricity.