15/07/2022 by Green Tech Hub
5 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Solar Panels
Save on your energy bills, be more eco-friendly, make money and so many more reasons why you should invest in solar panels today!
Save On Your Energy Bills
After your initial investment, which is significantly reducing year on year, solar power is completely free to use. This is because solar panels simply harness the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity that can be used within your home.
Not only this but using solar panels can protect you from increasing energy bills, as you no longer will use an energy provider, you will simply use the sun.
Renewable Energy - Eco Friendly
Not only will solar panels allow you to save on your bills but it will also significantly reduce your carbon footprint. As it is a renewable energy source, solar panels produce no greenhouse gases, compared to non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels, solar energy is very clean. By using solar power we can prevent further damage to the planet and improve our health and living conditions.
Once solar panels are installed there is very little that you need to do. It is advised that you have a professional check them once a year however they generally require no upkeep. Generally, solar panels can last for 20 plus years, after this time you will need to replace the inverter but that can be done easily in time.
The only maintenance you may need to carry out is watching out for trees growing and overshadowing your solar panels. This will reduce the amount of sunlight they can absorb, also it's recommended to ensure the solar panels are clean and clear of debris to ensure maximum sunlight exposure.
By many of us switching to solar power, we will reduce the likeliness of experiencing a blackout. Every home with solar panels acts as a small power plant for electricity, this in turn provides the UK with greater grid security and reduces possible natural or human disasters.
Collect Unused Energy And Make Money
You have two options when it comes to harnessing more energy than you can use. You can either invest in solar batteries or feed energy back into the grid, both options can make you money.
Having solar batteries allows you to store any leftover energy that you have not used. This energy can then be used in the evenings when there is no sunlight or used in the future when you may require more energy. This can also mean that your home can become completely off-grid!
Feeding your excess energy back into the grid will actually make you more money due to the government's feed-in tariff. This is where you get paid for all of the electricity you generate or you can sell back electricity through the export tariff, in both cases the government will pay you for your energy.
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If you are interested in having solar panels installed please contact us today and we will provide a free offsite report for you. Once your home has the approval required we can provide and install the solar panels for you. Get in contact today!