You probably have noticed that Solar Panels are becoming more and more common around Essex, nowadays drive down any street and you’ll see at least one house with Solar Panels fixed to the roof. As time goes on your going to see more homes that have jumped on the Solar Energy bandwagon and with good reason, there are many benefits in investing in Solar Panels.
Solar Energy Is Free
All energy generated by Solar Panels is free, sure you have to lay out initially for the installation, but once the panels are on your roof, they’ll provide free energy for a very long time. Most Solar Panels have a warranty of 25 years and are guaranteed to work at or very close to maximum efficiency over this time. Solar Panels will cover the majority of your energy consumption. Some careful homeowners have all their electricity generated. These guys make sure they use most of their energy during the day when the Solar Panels are working (they don’t work at night obviously). When all Solar Energy’s depleted, you’ll use electricity from the grid.
Solar Energy Makes Money
Typical Solar Panel installations will generate 75% of the household electricity, a saving of 75% on your electricity bill. After a few years (on ordinary 7-9) the savings made pay for the installation. Once the installation’s paid for your panels will make you money in savings on electricity bills. At the time of writing a typical 3.5kwp panel installation generates around £375 of electricity per year. Bear in mind the cost of electricity is going to increase over time which means the money you save will increase as well.
Solar Panels require little maintenance they need occasionally checking by an engineer to ensure they’re working to full efficiency and a clean now and then to remove debris and dirt, quick and cheap procedures. Solar Panels are very durable, along with their flat design ensures they’re highly unlikely to be damaged throughout their lifetime. Solar Panels will probably give you 30+ years service.
Most electricity’s generated from oil, coal, gas (which will eventually run out) and nuclear power. All these methods are bad for the Environment. Fossil fuels are finite sources that’ll run out eventually. The sun is an infinite and free source of power, and Solar Panels don’t harm the environment when generating electricity from the Sun.
The Only Downside
The only downside with Solar Panels is the initial cost. Installation in 2019 will cost between £6000-£7000 which sounds like a lot, but they are much cheaper than a decade ago. Like most investments, it will take a while to get your money back. After that point, you’ll reap the benefit in savings for years to come.