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The Benefits of Solar PV
Here's what Solar PV could do for you:
- Cheaper Energy Bills Solar panels produce free electricity for your home.
- 24-hour Power Supply Include a battery storage unit and enjoy free electricity day and night.
- 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 day 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.
How Much Does It Cost to Install Solar Panels?
Solar panel prices have dropped more than 60% since 2010. Find out how much you're likely to pay to install solar panels on your roof today.
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 20.66p/kWh for solar thermal applications.
A consumer's guide to solar PV installation
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Guides, articles & news
All you need to know about Solar PV and Solar Water Heating
Solar Batteries: Who Makes the Best Solar Battery?
This article was updated in May 2019 Did you know that in just one hour the sun radiates more energy than the whole world uses in a year? That’s free energy that the vast majority of us are missing out on, but solar battery storage systems are changing the game. Solar panels transform the sun’s […]
Choosing a Solar Panel Installer in 2020
IMPORTANT notice about this article: Please note that the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme closed to new applications on March 31st 2019. Once you’ve decided to have solar panels installed, your attention will turn to finding a solar panel installer. There are a number of things to consider when searching for the best solar installer, including: […]
What are the Best Solar Panels in 2020?
April 2019 Announcement: Ikea / Solarcentury have placed their UK solar panel offering under review until further notice. The best solar panels in the UK are produced by LG. It’s a bold statement, and obviously a debatable one, but we’ve compared 7 of the leading manufacturers on the biggest performance and quality factors and […]
How Much Does It Cost to Install Solar Panels in the UK?
This article was updated in August 2018 In 2018 solar panels cost around £6,000 – £7,000 for the average sized residential home, this is over 60% cheaper compared to what they were in 2010. It means solar panels are now more affordable than ever. And that’s great news for homeowners! Even though there’s never […]
Solar Water Heating: Costs, Benefits & Types
A solar water heating system (or solar thermal technology) uses the sun’s free, renewable energy to heat water for your home. With every passing year the technology is becoming more effective, more popular and more affordable providing UK homes with a renewable alternative to traditional water heating systems. We’ve taken a look at both the […]
7 Biggest Benefits of Installing Solar Panels
The sight of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on UK roofs is a more and more common sight these days, but how could your home benefit from solar panels and is it worth it? Solar PV is the most popular type of renewable technology delivering both cheaper energy bills and lower carbon emissions. They are cheaper […]
Feed-in Tariff – How Does it Work in 2019?
Important notice about this article: Please note that the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme closed to new applications on March 31st 2019. As of 1st January 2020 solar panel owners can apply to the Smart Export Guarantee scheme to receive payments for solar energy exported to the National Grid. Click here for more information. If you […]
5 Reasons Why You Should Be Installing Solar Panels in 2020
This article was updated on 23rd February 2018 If you’ve been debating whether you should have a solar array installed, 2018 really is the best time to do it. Although the Feed-in Tariff has dropped over the past couple of years, solar panels are still a fantastic and affordable investment thanks to the current low […]
How Do Flat Roof Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels can work very well on a flat roof. Whilst flat roof solar systems are more commonly found on commercial buildings, they can certainly be fitted to domestic properties. The array will use the same type of solar panel as a traditional system but considerations need to be made to ensure it is able […]
Solar PV: Pros & Cons of Solar Photovoltaic Systems
The sun radiates enough energy in a single hour to power the whole planet for a year, but we are not yet able to capture enough of it to make this possible. A big reason for this is that many people are still sceptical about the pros and cons of solar PV systems. By […]
Solar PV Panel Installation: What’s Involved?
Thinking of installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your roof but not sure what this will entail? We’ve put together a short guide to show you the step by step process of how a qualified solar installer will carry out the job. We recommend comparing quotes from different installers to get the best price […]
Solar PV Panel Maintenance
Thanks to a sturdy design and a lack of moving parts, solar panels tend to do well with little maintenance. There are however a few pointers you can follow to ensure your solar panel system is working effectively and without problems. After installing your solar system, your installer will likely leave written details of maintenance […]
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