Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are the most popular type of renewable technology and a cost-effective solution for households who want cheaper energy bills. Factor in too the financial incentives of the Feed-in Tariff, which pays you money for generating solar electricity, and there’s never been a better reason to turn your back on fossil fuels.
Lower Carbon Emissions
Using energy from the sun doesn’t produce carbon emissions so causes no harm to the environment. And, as well as being free, solar energy is renewable i.e. it won’t run out. A typical 4Khw solar system can save between 25 -35 tonnes of CO2 over it life time. This is fantastic news for our planet as well as your pocket.
Save money on energy bills
Energy prices rise every year, by generating your own free energy, you will need to buy less from your energy supplier and save money. The more of your own energy you can produce the less you will have to worry about rising energy prices. Many homes and businesses manage to reduce their electricity spend by as much as 40-50%.
Earn Money Through the Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
Provided your solar installation meets the criteria and has been installed by an MCS accredited installer, you will be entitled to receive payments from the government for every kWh of energy you generate and send back to the National Grid. You’ll receive payments on a quarterly basis but the length of time you’ll receive them for depends on the technology in your system. The tariff is recalculated annually in line with the RPI (Retail Price Index).
Which type of panel to install?
Choosing the right type of solar PV panels is not something you should tackle without professional advice. The most common types of solar panel are monocrystalline or polycrystalline. As an alternative to fitting solar panels on top of your existing roof, it’s now possible to install solar PV tiles. They use the same technology as traditional solar panels, but are designed to blend in with your home’s architecture as part of the roof