Summer days are the time of the year when users of solar panels gain the most benefit because the energy from the sun is stronger. Solar power systems are becoming more popular in many parts of the globe. While Britain is known for its unpredictable weather, the country is likewise one of the most productive solar energy producers.
Why is solar energy so popular? It is easy to install. It is not a pollutant, and the system is affordable and reliable. Solar power systems require very little maintenance.
Solar panel installation costs are high
Although prices already dropped significantly, it is still on the pricey side for most households. Currently, the price starts at around £4,000, and if you include the cost of installation, it can go up to about £6,000. Of course, once your solar power system is up and running, your electricity generation is free.
Recovery of the initial investment is faster
Since you produce your electricity, you buy less power from the energy supplier, so you save more. The more energy you produce, the more utility savings you generate. The amount you are going to spend on electricity will go down by as much as 50 per cent. Likewise, a solar power system is virtually maintenance-free. With all the utility savings you gain, you can recover the money you spent on the system's cost and its installation quickly.
Using a solar battery maximises savings
You can increase your electricity savings by adding a solar battery to your system. If you do not have a solar battery, the excess energy you generate will be sent to the network's grid. But when you have a solar battery, you can store the power you have made and use it when the sun is not shining.
Environmental impact is lower
The ecological impact of solar panels is lower because they do not produce carbon emissions. The panels do not emit greenhouse gases while generating electricity. You do not burn toxic waste or fossil fuels. It produces power using photovoltaic (PV) solar cells to convert the energy from the sun into electricity.
The energy source does not run out
While there is still a long way to go, fossil fuels will eventually run out (possibly in 30 to 60 years). But the energy from the sun is permanent, so you are not going to run out of an energy source. It's staggering to imagine that the energy the sun produces in an hour can provide the power the entire planet needs for one year. Solar energy is your permanent renewable energy source.
Solar panel installation is easy
Installation of solar panels on your roof is easy, although it requires professional work. Speak to a licensed contractor specialising in solar in Cheshire for advice. Installation of the panels is subject to some conditions, such as your geographic location, the design of your roof, the shading your roof receives, and the direction in which the part of the roof where the panels will be installed faces.