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  • Benefits of Solar PV
  • Benefits of Solar Thermal

Benefits of Solar PV

Here's what Solar PV could do for you:

  • You get paid for the electricity you generate and for that you don’t use. The Government’s feed-in-tariff pays a set rate per kWh of electricity generated and an additional rate for any exported back to the national grid.
  • Receive a tax free income. The feed-in tariff is guaranteed by the Government for 20 years and will rise in line with inflation.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint. Clean energy means you reduce your carbon emissions by up to 1 tonne per annum.
  • Produce energy even on cloudy days, Panels designed for European countries simply need light to produce electricity.

Benefits of Solar Thermal

Here's what Solar Thermal could do for you:

  • You get paid for the hot water you generate. Your solar thermal installation will be eligible for the Government Renewable Heat Incentive – that is a tax free, index-linked payment for seven years.
  • Save on energy bills. Hot water produced by solar thermal panels offsets the cost of energy that you would otherwise use to heat the water.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint. Nothing is burned therefore offsetting any carbon dioxide that would have otherwise been produced.
  • Heated water for 365 days a year. When solar energy is minimal during the winter months a conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to supplement your hot water.

Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV

Domestic solar installations up to 10kW in size will receive a FiT rate of 4.07p/kWh from 1 July to 30 September 2017, after which degressions will continue to occur every quarter.

The export tariff currently sits at 5.03p/kWh.

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RHI for solar thermal installations

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a quarterly payment over seven years to households who have installed solar thermal systems. The current rate sits at 20.06p/kWh for solar thermal applications until 30 September 2017.
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Make the most of solar energy

Storing your excess electricity in batteries is the ideal solution and this is becoming a more affordable option for many homeowners. However, if you would rather make the most of your solar generated energy without storing it, read about our top tips.
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A consumer's guide to solar PV installation

Are you thinking about installing Solar panels but need more information then this consumer guide is a great start.

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Prompt professional approach. All went well. Thank you Trevor and team

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One of the best solar panel guys around, no problem too small for them and they went out of the way to resolve my problem Clive is a really nice guy, I cant praise him enough and the next time I have a problem it will be him I phone many thanks a grateful customer

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Luke Richards from Gechnology came within a few days and checked my system thoroughly and got it working again. He also washed down the solar panels. It was still expensive to my way of thinking but he did have to come all the way from Dunstable. I was pleased with what he did though.

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they suplied us with 4 very good supliers

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the whole team where competent efficient and on time and did an outstanding job they where polite and i would recomend them.

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An expensive job but cost effective as we're now back earning money with the system. The WiFi they've added enables us to monitor much more efficiently for future problems

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Fantastic personal service, very informative and cooperative. Would have no hesitation in recommending them. Will definitely be out first port of call for any future installations.

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Kept us fully informed in what turned out to be a bit of a difficult fault to pinpoint

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Everything was completed very satisfactorily and professionally all questions relating to our installation were answered before we excepted their quote. For the type of system we picked their quote was the lowest that we received. Overall I would recommend anyone to use CTS Renewables.

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