How Does Solar Work?
Interesting Facts About Solar Panels
There are just so many advantages to using solar energy whenever and however possible, that’s why we have made it our mission to meet the climate targets by converting our society’s energy profile to net-zero. Here are just some of the benefits of investing in solar panels:
Benefits of Solar
Smart Export Guarantee
Earn money from your solar panels – by signing up to the SEG system and do Grid trading. Note that the SEG only applies to people who installed their solar panels after 31st March 2019. Some energy providers are offering around 5.5p/kWh of exported electricity, with a 4kWp solar panel system could make around £340 per year! This is just another great way to encourage people to use renewable energy to power their homes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Solar panels don’t typically require any maintenance and that’s why they have earned the title ‘fit and forget’ technology. As the panels themselves don’t have any moving parts, very little can go wrong. It is good practice to have the panels cleaned once every few years, however, most panels are manufactured using self-cleaning glass, so this is not essential.
Inverters typically come with a 5-year warranty which in most cases, can be upgraded to as much as 20 years to give you peace of mind.
Recent breakthroughs in technology mean that batteries are now a very cost-effective addition to a solar system and also make it worthwhile for anyone to install solar panels. This is because they will store any electricity generated by the solar panels, when you leave your home and when you return.
This can be installed at the same time as your solar panels or at a later date. Installing the battery with your solar panels on a residential property will mean you can benefit from 5% VAT instead of 20% when purchased on its own.
Since then, prices for solar have reduced massively, as well, it’s important to factor in the rising cost of electricity, meaning the government no longer need a subsidy. Battery storage has now become increasingly available, meaning solar owners can use most or all of their solar electricity, making it more viable.