Solar Energy

Why should I consider solar panels?

Solar power is one of the most popular sources of renewable energy. It saves you money, is eco-friendly, and comes with many benefits. Our customers love their solar panels because they allow you to:

Save money & cut your electricity bills

Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be dramatically reduced. With energy prices set to continue to rise over the next 20 years can you afford to pay more for your bills?

Many homeowners manage to reduce their electricity spend by as much as 40-50%. Adding a solar battery to your solar PV system can help you to maximise your electricity savings even further.

Imagine what you could do with that extra money… Whether you choose to spend it on family holidays, updates to your home or upgrading your car. The choice is yours!

Make money

Homeowners with solar panels installed from 2020 will benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to sell excess energy back to suppliers. Smart meters will help monitor the amount of electricity sold to the grid, with the energy supplier paying for each unit according to their tariff.

Cut your carbon footprint

Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save around 1.5 to 2 tonnes of carbon per year.

How do solar PV panels work?

Solar PV panels are made up of a network of photovoltaic cells. Each cell comprises two pieces of semi-conducting material, such as silicon. Other materials are added to each piece, to give them opposing charges and create an electric field.

When particles of light – known as photons – hit these cells, it knocks electrons from the atoms of the semi-conductor material into the electric field. An electrical circuit is formed by attaching electrical conductors, allowing these electrons to be captured as electrical current – known to us as electricity.

How long does solar panel installation take?

While solar panels might seem like a major renovation for your home, installation is surprisingly quick. Because the panels themselves have already been produced, it’s just a case of fitting a frame on your roof, installing the solar panels and connecting them to your home. Without complications, this typically takes between 1 to 2 days.

How long will they last?

Solar panels aren’t something you will have to replace often. They typically come with a warranty of 20 – 25 years, and can last for a further 15 years after that. A study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that solar panels lose just 0.5% of their efficiency each year after instalment. So, even after 25 years, they should still be performing at 88% efficiency.

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