Solar Power Is An Infinite Energy Source That Creates No Harmful Greenhouse Gases
GENERATE Your Own Electricity
Solar energy is a great solution for homeowners and businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact and lower energy costs. By harnessing energy from the sun, you can offset your reliance on the grid for power and save on your household running costs. Homeowners with heat pumps can benefit greatly from solar energy, as it can help offset a significant portion of their electricity costs with free energy from the sun.
Solar panels are solar photovoltaic panels that comprise of multiple cells composed of layers of semi-conductive material, predominantly silicon. When sunlight shines on this material, it initiates the production of an electric current. These cells are capable of functioning without the need for direct sunlight and can even operate on overcast days. The intensity and hours of exposure to sunlight does directly influence the amount of electricity generated.
Solar photovoltaic systems consist of multiple panels installed onto your home roof. Each panel generates approximately 355W of power during sunny conditions. Typical installations consist of around 10 panels and produce direct current (DC) electricity. Household appliances utilize alternating current (AC), so an inverter is installed alongside the system to convert DC electricity into AC.
The electricity produced can then be used to power appliances in your home directly, or stored in a battery for use later when the sun is not shining. Any electricity not used or stored can be directed back and sold to the grid.
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Solar photovoltaic panels are one of the most popular forms of renewable energy technology. Solar panels offer a consistent supply of cost-free, sustainable electricity throughout the year, significantly reducing your energy expenses.
Furthermore, with the introduction of the Government's Smart Export Guarantee, you have the opportunity to earn income by selling any excess electricity produced by your own solar panel system. This means that not only can you enjoy the advantages of a more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient home, but you also have the potential to receive payment for utilising your self-generated renewable energy.
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BENEFITS Of Solar Panels
As a renewable energy source, they are a great options for households looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Low Running Costs
Your electricity bills could decrease quite a bit because of the power you are generating and using, and not buying from your supplier.
No Permit Required
As solar panels are considered ‘permitted development’ you usually don't need a permit to install them on your roof.
Once installed, solar panels require very little maintenance. They are generally installed at an angle which allows rain to run off freely, washing dirt and dust away.
Investing in a solar power system makes you less reliant on the National Grid for your electricity.
Electricity At Night
Investing in a home solar battery means you will potentially be using your own electricity day and night.
Does Britain Get Enough Sun?
Living in cloudy regions of the world like Britain doesn't stop the use of solar panels. It is not necessary to live in an area with constant sunshine to generate solar energy. Solar panels can still operate effectively even in cloudy conditions. The greater the level of sunshine does result in a higher electrical output however.
For optimal performance, it is preferable to have a roof that faces south or southwest. Thanks to advancements in technology, most homes can benefit from solar photovoltaic systems. The only roofs that are unsuitable are those facing north.