Looking to save money on your energy bills? Or want to create a greener home? These are just a few benefits of installing solar panels on your property.
5 top solar panel benefits
You might think twice about installing solar panels since the UK government put a stop to the solar Feed-In Tariff in April 2019. This perk – still available until 2020 for installations registered before 1st April – paid property owners for feeding solar energy into the National Grid.
However, there are still lots of reasons why installing solar panels could be great for you and your home or business. Here are 5 solar panel benefits you need to know about.
1. Save with reduced energy bills
Once you’ve paid to install your solar panels, you can enjoy using them to generate electricity for free. The more free energy you generate, the less you’ll need to buy from your energy supplier.
This can massively reduce your energy bills – by as much as £240 a year! You also won’t need to worry about rising energy prices nearly as much.
It’s possible to generate power all year round – even on cloudy days. So, it’s possible to enjoy this solar panel benefit 365 days a year.
2. Enjoy 24-hour power with a solar battery
24-hour power can be a fantastic solar panel benefit when you include a solar battery in your installation. These store excess energy that you don’t use ready for when it’s dark and you’re not generating solar power. You can find out more here.
Make sure you ask your solar panel installer about solar batteries so you know whether it’s possible to fit one in your system. Fill in our online form now to get in touch with quality solar professionals working in your area.
3. Enjoy low maintenance energy
Another great solar panel benefit is that they need virtually no maintenance. You won’t need to do much more than clean them every so often, so they get as much sunlight as possible. This is compared to boilers, which need maintenance work doing at least once a year.
Most solar panel systems come with a fairly long warranty, so you won’t need to worry about any technical issues.
4. Cut your carbon footprint
One of the most appealing things about solar panels is they help you reduce your carbon emissions. While the majority of National Grid electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, which creates greenhouse gases, solar energy doesn’t do this. Generating solar electricity is carbon neutral, so doesn’t contribute to global warming.
An added benefit of solar panels is, because sunlight is renewable, there’s no risk of running out of fuel.
5. Keep your electric car eco
Using the electricity you’ve generated to charge your electric or hybrid car is another brilliant solar panel benefit. It’ll help you reduce the amount you spend on fuel or electrical charging elsewhere. Plus, if you normally charge your car at home, charging it with solar electricity will help to make it an even greener lifestyle choice.
If you want to use your solar panels to charge your car as well as power your home, let your solar engineer know. This will help them make sure you get the right size system for you.
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