Reduce the heating bill in your home at the same time helping the environment. When your electricity is not being used for your own use, your solar panel system can feed the national grid with power. With increased energy costs, being more self sufficient with your energy, can be a no brainer.
House Roof Solar Panels
These solar panels are likely to be fitted to the side of the roof that gets the most sunshine, in most cases this will be South facing.
Garden or Yard Solar Panels
Where there is a large outdoor space, it may be pefereable to place the solar panels within a garden or yard enviroment.
Commercial Premises Solar Panel Options
Energy saving is just important within a commercial setting as a private one. Many solar panel fitters complete projects on factories, offices, warehouses and even farms.
Why the Plans for Your Dream Home Need to Include Solar Panels
None of us are strangers to the knowledge that solar panels are an incredibly effective alternative to harmful finite energy sources.
In the last decade, solar panel use has increased by an astonishingly beneficial amount, and now entire cities are powered by harnessing the potential energy of daylight.
But, installing solar panels on your home is an entirely different story. Individuals have many concerns about domestic solar panels, including the not so little dilemma that it may be a time consuming, expensive, and potentially insignificant change. Do you save far more than you have to shell out on installation costs? And can it really make a difference to global warming as a whole?
Don’t have to Compromise the Exterior of Your Home
Another concern for those looking to make the transition to solar energy, and a very valid one, is the aesthetic capabilities of the panels themselves. While for most, the knowledge that you’ll be doing your part to protect the environment, is enough, it still doesn’t mitigate the fact that solar panels aren’t the prettiest of inventions.
Solar System Designs
But, in our modern world, you really can’t let this discourage you, not when there are many ‘solar systems’ out there created to produce maximum energy and look impeccable while doing it.
From sleek black panels with no wires that are a complement to any modern exterior, to quirky coloured panels that look chic on top of more period buildings, there are countless options to quell your worries about the way your solar panels will look.
Ask your potenial solar panel fitter to show you the design options available, as well as power outputs.
How You Will Benefit From Financial Savings
While the overall benefit of domestic solar panels on use of non-renewable energy sources may be minute, it does still exist. However, until a good few homes implement them, their full potential won’t be achieved. So, for the moment, it’s worth focusing on the individual benefits of installing solar panels on your dream home.
Like, for example, saving between £100 – £400 on your annual energy costs, and with the installation of a SEG Smart Meter, having the opportunity to make money by selling your surplus energy back to the local grid.
Of course, how much money you save will be dependent on how much energy you are using, and will also be affected by your geographical position in the country – homes in the south see far higher savings thanks to solar panels, and southern facing roofs also work best.
However, on top of a regular drop in your energy bills, as a solar panel user you’ll also benefit from maintenance costs far cheaper than your standard energy sources. While boilers and other central heating systems can suffer from regular and expensive mechanical breakdowns, solar panels have minimal parts, so are much less likely to stop working.
Apart from this security, and peace of mind, your bank account will thank you too, as you’ll only need to pay around £30 twice a year for your panels to be cleaned (or you can do it yourself for free, here’s a handy guide), and replace the inverter every 5-10 years.
Doing Your Bit To Reduce CO2 Levels
So much electricity is still created using fossil fuels, especially that bought in from abroad. Creating your own electricity using solar panels, reduces the demand from the National grid and you know you are doing your bit for the planet.
It is Not Just About The Sun But Light To
It might not be that apparent, but solar panels create electricity even on the dullest of days. In most light conditions your panels will create some sort of power, but of course will generate the most power in long days with lots of sunshine.