Colin, Spey Bay
Solar Thermal and Solar PV
Benefits of Solar Thermal
- You'll be able to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive from its domestic launch in 2014.
- Produce up to 1/3 of your hot water.
- Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 530kg.
- Reduce heating bills by up to £65 p/a.
Benefits of Solar PV
Solar panels up and running within 2weeks of meeting. I found this company answered all my questions honestly and catered to my needs. They also gave me the best quotation but I had already decided to hire them on the first meeting. I would highly recommend them.
On by Germaine from Bedworth
I, like many other people, searched the Internet for many an hour to find a good installer for Solar Panels. I used Solar Guide to get 3 quotes and they were all very professional. We decided to go with Synergy Power as their representative, Kuki, was very helpful. There are a lot of...
On by Mohinder from Birmingham
Excellent service, highly technical and knowledgeable .
On by Brian from Newton Mearns
Ravi from sales called out to see me as agreed. He came with literature, provided full explanations, several quotes for different options and good estimates of the potential power generation. I had invited 6 companies to quote and wouldn't rate most of them. TC Renewables and 1 other were head...
On by Philip from Newtownabbey
Very professional, work was carried out with no issues, after care support is excellent. Would recommend.
On by Sean from Westcliff-on-Sea
Excellent job, really pleased. Was a bit dubious about contacting a company I had not used before but with solar we needed someone who knew what they were talking about.
On by GILLIAN from Uphill
Solar PV Feed-In Tariff Calculator
With the launch of the Government's Feed-In Tariff, electricity generating solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are now a viable proposition for domestic households.
With a guaranteed 20 year income installations can pay for themselves in under 10 years, with any revenue generated thereafter being pure tax-free profit.
Whilst it's easy to generalise these figures every installation and circumstance is unique and for that reason it's important to research the viability of Solar PV for your own specific requirement.
Try our neutral and un-biased Solar PV Feed-In Tariff calculator to assess feasibility. If it works for you then please ensure you request quotes from MCS certified installers to benefit from the feed-in tariff.
Government Grants and Incentives for Solar
Solar panels and the Green Deal
October 2012 saw the launch of the Green Deal, a Government scheme which is set to revolutionise Britain's poorly insulated and ageing housing stock. Through the scheme customers will be able to apply for funding from the end of January 2013 to install energy efficiency home improvements including solar panels and other microgeneration technologies.
Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV
The Feed-In Tariff, also known as FIT, became available in the UK on April 1 2010 and is the electricity sector of the Clean Energy Cash Back scheme - a Government-backed scheme that pays people who create their own electricity using green technology including solar PV panels.
Renewable Heat Incentive for Solar Thermal
Homeowners, businesses and communities wishing to benefit from reduced energy bills and environmentally friendly technology will be able to do so through the upcoming Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Solar Thermal.
Solar PV & Solar Water Heating Information
Solar Panel Grants
Homeowners that generate their own electricity or hot water from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar PV or solar thermal panels can receive regular payments via the Feed-in Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive.
Solar thermal panels convert the Sun's solar energy into hot water to complement your existing domestic hot water supply. The technology uses evacuated tube or flat-plate collector panels coupled with a twin-coil cylinder normally located within your airing cupboard. A typical installation can supply up to 1/3 of your hot water all year round.
Solar PV technology is an extremely underused technology within the UK which can provide huge cost savings to a domestic household whilst also generating income via the Clean Energy Cashback feed-in tariff by selling back unused energy to your energy supplier.
Solar panels come in a variety of different types and technologies all suited to varying situations and requirements. The two main types of panel are differentiated by their output of either electricity (solar PV) or hot water (solar thermal).
Solar power has been harnessed for many years but only in the least few years has solar technology become economically viable for use in the domestic household. Solar thermal can provide hot water all-year round whilst solar PV can cut up to £200 off your energy bills and provide a passive income via the Government's feed-in tariff.
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By Katie Anderson - 10 July 2014
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