With solar installed on your home you could save up to 25% off your energy bills while reducing your carbon footprint. A typical household with a 2.8 kilowatt solar system can save up to £450 per year.
What are solar panels?
Solar panels are a clean renewable energy source that use daylight to provide electricity for your home. Installing solar panels in your home, allows you to generate your own renewable energy reducing your carbon footprint.
The electricity generated from solar can be used to power any electrical appliances in your home, typically saving you up to 25% off your monthly electricity bill.
How does solar work?
Solar systems consist of many ‘solar cells’ that are made from layers of ‘semi-conducting’ material (traditionally silicone) between layers of glass that turn sunlight into electricity for your home.
Solar cells do not need direct sunlight to work and can work from daylight, even on cloudy days. However, more electricity is generated with accordance to the strength of the sunshine.
Why go solar?
In addition to saving you money, choosing to go solar is a far more environmentally friendly option.
Unlike traditional fossil fuels solar power is a clean source of energy that does not lead directly to pollutants being released into the atmosphere. This positively impacts the environment by greatly reducing carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gases.
What funding is available?
The latest government grants can cover energy saving measures up to a cost of £45,000 to treat your property and reduce your energy consumption. It’s easy to apply if you receive qualifying benefits, but you may be eligible to receive help even if you don’t.