Why use Solar for the home?

It’s clean

Unlike coal, oil, and natural gas, solar technology emits no carbon dioxide, which means the more solar and other renewables we use, the cleaner our air. A photovoltaic (PV) solar panel built today will produce energy for 25 years or longer meaning it’s a long-term combatant against climate change.

Power your home with clean energy

Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your home helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel. Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.

It's renewable

Solar energy technology is one of the most renewable energy alternatives available. As long as the sun continues to rise in the morning the energy crisis can be put to bed.

It’s free

You are providing power that doesn’t cost the earth.

How it works

Solar panels are photovoltaic (PV) cells. In a nutshell, these special batteries harness sunlight, transform it into energy, then send that energy to an inverter, which converts it into electricity to power the home. Photovoltaic solar panels are also known as solar PV. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. The UK government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme pays you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it. If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid through the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

Sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced.

Lease, buy or finance?

Buying your own solar energy systems is a great option if you have available cash. You will be generating free, clean energy for your own use, and selling and surplus back to the grid. You will have complete control and be able to work with a reputable company of your choice for the installation and maintenance (we’d like to think you’d choose us!).

A permanent installation can also increase the value of your home. New buyers will benefit from all the advantages of Solar energy from the moment they move in, without any of the organisation.

Solar leases have become an increasingly popular option as a way of avoiding the up-front costs. Leasing companies will also usually pay for repairs and maintenance. You’ll be using clean, affordable energy with none of the worries, and no additional costs.

Finance

Interest rates are very low at the moment, so if you are a homeowner with a good credit rating, you are likely to be able to negotiate a very good deal. If you decide to go down this route, make sure that your loan payment is less than your average electricity bill to ensure that you’re still saving money. Also, bear in mind that interest rates are subject to change and may rise.

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