Domestic solar panel systems are becoming increasingly common in the UK, and for good reason. However, there are still many misconceptions about the technology in terms of its costs and capabilities.
In this blog, we’ll go over a few benefits of solar panels which people are often unaware of. If you’d like to learn more, or if you’d like to find out whether or not they are a suitable option for your home, get in touch with us today.
Solar Panel Prices are Plummeting
Solar panel prices are falling, and falling quickly. This means that solar panels are more cost-effective and affordable than ever.
Many of our clients assumed that solar energy systems would be out of their budget only to find out that they were affordable and actually saved them money from month to month. We provide consultations and quotations at zero-cost, so there is no harm in finding out a little more.
There are also government-back interest-free loans that can make the initial cost even more manageable. The Eco Power team will be happy to advise on how to apply!
They Don’t Require Sunny Days
A lot of people are still under the assumption that solar panels don’t work in our miserable Scottish weather, but this is far from the truth. Although the electricity produced will vary depending on the weather conditions, solar panels are so efficient nowadays that they can even draw enough power from overcast grey days.
In fact, the rain will actually clean any dust and debris that might have built up over your solar panels increasing their efficiency.
Despite the advanced technology involved in the solar panels that Eco Power utilise, they require almost negligible maintenance.
A significant element of their longevity is the quality of the installation. Being an MCS accredited installer we are stringently audited on a regular basis; we only use the finest products when it comes to the solar panels themselves as well as reliable and quality materials for installing them.
Sell Power Back to the Grid
The government is introducing new legislation that will make the process and costs involved with selling power to the grid much more straightforward. This is called the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) and will start on the 1st of January 2020.
In order to qualify for this new scheme, you will need to provide some form of evidence that your renewable energy system is up to a certified standard. Eco Power Innovations are qualified to install systems according to these agreed guidelines.
Speak to us today about how we can get your home ready for SEG so that you can start getting money back from the excess power you produce.
Keep the Lights on During Blackouts
Although this isn’t strictly a benefit of solar panels, the large batteries used to store the power generated from a domestic solar PV power generation system means that you will still have electricity during failures in the national grid.
In fact, if you reserve just a third of a standard 12kWh battery (4kWh) as a back-up, then you can enjoy upwards of four hours of moderate electricity usage. Avoid the disruption that failures in the national grid can cause and go independent!
Get in Touch
And there we have it, five benefits of solar panels that you might not have considered. Not only are they affordable and cheap to maintain, but they will cut a significant portion of your energy bill and actively generate income from January 1st.
At Eco Power Innovations, we use our experience to advise on what systems are right for you and tailor them accordingly. Arrange for your free consultation and quotation today and give us a call on 0141 255 0589.