The Benefits of Solar Energy For Your Home
With current schemes, you could be granted up to £15,000 when you install solar panels, so let’s look at some of the reasons to make the switch to solar energy.
1. It’s a renewable energy source
The main benefit of solar panels is that unlike other fuels, it is a truly renewable energy source. It can be gained from all across the world and is readily available every single day. We can’t run out of it, unlike other sources of energy. As long as the sun shines, we’ll have access to solar energy.
2. It can reduce your bills.
How much you’ll save will depend on the size of your system and your usage, but generally speaking, your energy bills will drop as you’re subsidising your usage with solar energy. Furthermore, if you produce too much energy, you can receive a bonus payment as it’s exported back into the grid.
3. There are plenty of uses for solar energy.
Solar energy can be used to distill water, produce electricity and heat, run ventilation systems, heat pools, charge batteries, as well as even power satellites in space.
4. The systems are relatively low maintenance.
Apart from keeping them clean, which will need doing a couple of times per year, there’s virtually no other maintenance required with solar panels. Most manufacturers offer a 20-25 year warranty and there are no moving parts, which means you’re protected from wear and tear issues. The only part that may need changing is the inverter ever 5-10 years, as it’s continually working to convert the solar energy into electricity of heat.
5. It really is the future.
Technological advances mean that the industry is constantly advancing, improving and changes, and more and more people are jumping on the solar bandwagon and reaping the benefits.