Benefits of Solar Panels

  • Could earn you money on the electricity you produce and export
  • Could help you to save money on your annual electricity bills
  • Will lower your carbon footprint by generating clean, green energy
  • Allows you to invest in the future and become less reliant on the National Grid
  • Could potentially help you save money, if electricity prices continue to rise.

How much can you save with Solar?

Like other energy saving products, the savings you’re likely to make all depend on your individual circumstances. Things like where you live, how much electricity you use and the amount you spend on Solar Panels could affect what you make or save each year.

The Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation, committed to helping everyone in the UK become more energy efficient. They’ve published the following example of potential savings you can expect to make, from installing a new Solar Panel system in different parts of the country. This also includes the FiT payment.

Location Feed-in-Tariff payment (£/year) Export tariff payment (£/year) Electricity bill savings (£/year) Carbon dioxide savings (kgCO2/year)
London, South England £495 £90 £135 1,870 kg
Aberystwyth, Wales £460 £85 £125 1,750 kg
Manchester, North England £435 £80 £120 1,650 kg
Stirling, Scotland £410 £75 £110 1,560 kg

All examples are based on a system size of 4kWP

Source: Energy Saving Trust

So using the figures from the Energy Saving Trust set out above, based on installing Solar Panels  on a south facing roof in London, over a 20 year period you could save up to £2,700 on your electricity bill with Solar Panels. And with FiT payments,  you could generate up to £9,900 and export £1,800.

What are people saying about Solar?

Cleaner, Greener Energy

We all understand the importance of becoming more environmentally friendly and reducing our overall carbon footprint. So it’s no wonder why homes and businesses across Europe have recognised the significance of Solar Panels, as a sustainable source of cleaner, greener energy.

Why? Well Solar Panels are considered to be one of the most eco-friendly ways of generating renewable energy, simply because it produces little or no chemical waste (including carbon dioxide), which has a harmful impact on the environment.

Finally, did you know that every day the sun provides us with 6,000 times the amount of energy used by humans worldwide? So by harnessing some of this free energy to power your home, will give you a sustainable source of renewable energy for many years to come.

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