There are many reasons for installing Solar Power and the below will help outline the main benefits:
Solar will earn you money
A solar electric (PV) system for an average house costs between £11k and £14k. The new Feed-in Tariffs are projected to give you an annual tax free return of 5-9% on that investment for a 25 year period and a break even within 10 years. This quarterly sum of money is also index linked to the rate of inflation, meaning your investment will continue to give you the great rate of return that you hope for. If you like what we are telling you but are concerned about the initial outlay maybe our 50/ 50 scheme could be the right option for you.
Slash your bills
As soon as you begin to generate your own solar power from your roof, your electricity bill will drop. How much depends on how and when you use electricity ( for hints and tips on how to maximise your Solar installation click here ) An average three bed semi will use (3300kWh/yr), by installing a 2.5kWp PV system, you could cut your bills by up to a third
Future proof your bills
With our electricity bills having doubled over the past 5 years its becoming more and more essential to ensure we are doing what we can to cut down on our usage. By having Solar PV installed you will become partly self sufficient and therefore protect your bills from further increases.
All roads lead South
All types of roofs can have Solar Power installed but some work better than others, these being roofs that are mainly south facing, South west and south east can also work, but depending on the orientation it can affect your rate of return. Please click here to see if your roof is suitable.
Add Solar to add value to your Home
It’s widely accepted that the addition of Solar PV to your home will add 10% to its value, due to not only the income generated by the solar panels and reduced bills passing on to the new homeowner. The Energy rating will also be greatly improved. 35% of Energy Saving Trust’s 2009 survey said they would be willing to pay more for a home where some of their energy supply came from renewable resources; almost half the completed surveys stated they would like to know if their home is suitable for renewable.
Do your bit
Solar power is the cleanest form of natural energy that we can capture to use on a daily basis, all year round for infinity. The average system will improve your carbon footprint as a household by 1000kg.
Clean & tidy
We have all had situations where our home improvement has taken longer than expected or has created more mess than hoped. Solar installation is different as the majority of it happens externally on the roof and your electricity is only interrupted for a couple of minutes whilst the new connections are made.