3 Reasons to Install Solar Panels on Your Property
Solar panels use photovoltaic (PV) cells to harness the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity.There is a myth that only sunny climates can make solar PV installations effective. However, Solar PV works using light as opposed to the heat from the sun, so even living in the UK can mean an efficient system, possibly generating enough to meet your electricity needs.
Because of this Solar panels are becoming an increasingly attractive option for many homeowners in the UK. Solar panels are environmentally friendly, and with energy price rises are cost-effective solution to energy consumption in the home, which can offer a secure return on investment, and require little maintenance. This short article details some of the reasons why you should install solar panels so you too can reap the benefits.
1. Energy generated from Solar Panels Are Environmentally Friendly
Solar panels are incredibly environmentally friendly as they use only the natural renewable energy of the sun to generate electricity. Unlike non-renewable fossil fuels like coal and oil, solar is clean and does not produce greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide or harmful pollutants.
By utilising solar energy, we can reduce our carbon footprint to improve our health and living conditions and prevent destroying the planet. Through solar panels, you could save nearly two tonnes of carbon per year, and help reduce your carbon.
2. Solar Panels Can Help You Save Money
Solar panels also help you to save money. After the initial installation cost, solar energy is free to use, as sunlight is free. You will save money on ever increasing energy bills as you will use less from your supplier as solar energy could cover all if not most of your full energy needs.
There is also the possibility of storing the excess energy produce for use when the sun goes down. Therefore, releasing you from your energy supplier.
3. Solar Panels Are Low Maintenance
There is little maintenance required for solar panels. You will most likely need one professional check per year to ensure that they are still working efficiently, but they are long lasting with little upkeep.
You simply need to ensure their surface is clean (The majority of panels come with a self-cleaning coating) and they’re not overshadowed by trees (although this can be overcome with a device called an optimiser). You will need to replace the inverter after 20 years which costs about £800, but solar panels will last 20+ years with little maintenance required
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