6 Reasons Why You Should Install Solar Panels

Over 20% of the carbon emissions in the UK are due to the heating of our homes with fossil fuels. If we want to attain carbon net zero by the year 2050, we will all need to reconsider how we heat our houses and water because gas boilers will soon be prohibited and air source heat pumps are unsuitable for millions of homes. This is why we think Solar Panels are the best options right now in the UK.

1. Solar Panels will reduce your carbon footprint

The most well-known aspect of solar energy is its clean, environmentally-friendly form of energy. Your carbon footprint can be significantly reduced by using solar energy. Nothing about solar energy pollutes the environment.

With solar panels installed, an average-sized home may prevent almost a tonne of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year.

Solar energy is independent, and mounting solar panels on your roof is a secure and simple way to support a sustainable future. A fantastic place to start demonstrating your concern for the environment is at home.

2.Save money on energy bills with Solar Panels

Solar panels use the Sun’s energy to generate power for free, helping you to significantly reduce your annual energy costs. The good news is that your solar panels may still produce electricity on cloudy and overcast days; they don’t even need to be bright and sunny.

In most cases, solar panels will cut your electricity costs in half, saving you, for the majority of homes, between £320 and £748 annually.

For a typical three-bedroom home, saving £422 a year is feasible, and that’s just by using half of the solar energy your panels produce.

The other half will be transmitted to the grid unless you have a solar battery, in which case you might save an extra £422, or use the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

Depending on the business you choose to sell it to, you might earn as much as 7.5p for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar-generated electricity you sell back to the National Grid.

Annual payments of £112 are typical for a three-bedroom home, leading to a total income of  £534 in savings and SEG revenues.

3. With the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), you can profit

Homeowners who have solar panels are guaranteed payment for any unused renewable energy that is exported back to the National Grid thanks to the SEG. This programme includes all energy providers with more than 150,000 users, and each provider will receive a separate tariff. Once your solar panels are installed, be sure to compare energy providers to maximise your income. Why not speak to a solar panels expert to find out more about SEG. Get your free solar panel installation quote here and get the ball rolling.

4. Independence from the grid with Solar Panels

As soon as your new solar system is installed, you start producing your own energy and rely less on the power grid. This will be essential if demand for electricity rises as a result of electric vehicles and other renewable heating options in the coming years. You could even take it a step further and spend money on a storage battery, which would enable you to power your house with the free energy you have created at any time of the day or night.

We are less likely to have blackouts when many people switch to solar electricity. Every home with solar panels installed in the UK serves as a mini power plant. As a result, our power grid is more secure, especially in the event of natural or man-made calamities.

5. Boost the value of your house with Solar Panels

Solar panels significantly increase the value of your property, according to numerous studies, while certain homes benefit significantly more than others.

The government’s goals to achieve net-zero by 2050 indicate that renewable energy will continue to receive more attention. Homes’ energy efficiency is a significant factor in determining a property’s value and serves as another appealing selling element for prospective purchasers. It can be financially advantageous to get solar panels today. Get your free no-obligation quote here.

6. Solar Panels Require Little Upkeep

Additionally, solar panels don’t need to be maintained. They are durable and require little maintenance, but you will likely need one professional check every year to make sure they are still operating well.

Simply make sure their surface is spotless and that no trees are blocking your view. The inverter needs to be replaced after 20 years for roughly £800, although solar panels can endure for over 20 years with little upkeep.

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Frequentyl asked questions about Solar Panels

Is my home suitable for solar panel installation?

Whether your roof faces south, east, or west your home is perfect to have solar photovoltaic panels installed. North facing roofs will not receive as much sunlight and therefore won’t be as efficient. The pitch of your roof should be between 10 – 60 degrees,

Do I need to get planning permission to get solar panels installed?

Having solar panels installed in your home is classed as a “permitted development”. You only require planning permission if you live in a listed building or area of outstanding natural beauty.

Can I put up my own scaffolding?

In most circumstances we will insist on putting up our own scaffold, to ensure the safety of you and our solar panel installers, however there are exceptions when scaffold is already in place for renovation works or a new build home is being built, but that scaffold would have to meet with our safety standards.

How long does it take from consultation to install?

Our lead time from consultation to solar panel installation is around 4-6 weeks, unless you need an application to your local network – then it can take a little bit longer.