Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels turn sunlight into electricity . This means that you can then use this free energy from the sunlight to warm your home and power your devices; you will be generating your own energy - the more energy independent you are, the less you are at the mercy of the market. The amount of energy savings from using solar power depends on the size of the solar panel system, the orientation towards the sun, the amount of shade, the slope of your roof and your household's energy consumption.
When you install solar panels on your property, they capture energy from the sun and convert it into electricity that you can use to power your home. Because the energy comes directly from the sun, it doesn't require any non-renewable resources. Unlike coal, natural gas or oil, which tend to be major sources of carbon emissions, solar energy does not generate air or water pollution, making it a cleaner option overall. Moving away from these traditional sources of energy is a key step in our efforts to combat climate change.
When your PV system is generating more power than it is being used you can sell the excess power into the national grid. Sign up to the smart export guarantee (SEG) with a provider of your choice (it doesn’t have to be your existing provider) and they will pay you an agreed amount for every unit exported back to the grid. The amount you get paid back depends on company and ranges from 1p per kilowatt hour (kWh) from E, to 15p per kWh for Octopus customers.
Not sure if solar is right for you? Contact us today. Our team will work with you to design a bespoke system within your budget and requirements.