Do You Need a 1kW Solar Panel System on Your Roof?

June 5th, 2017

Producing your own renewable energy is something that more and more people are starting to do. Many property owners generate renewable energy to lower their carbon emissions. There are also plenty of financial incentives to do so.

Fitting solar panels is a pretty simple way to start producing renewable energy for your home. They attach to your roof and use energy from the sun to make electricity.

The 1kW system is one type of solar panel installation available for domestic use. But should you install one on your roof? We’ve compiled an advantages and disadvantages guide to help you decide. (more…)

4 Reasons to Choose a 4kW Solar Panel System

May 4th, 2017

solar panel system

A solar panel system is a great way to generate your own electrical energy and do your own bit for the environment. But before you buy one, you need to be certain that you get the right system.

Home solar panel set ups include 1kW, 2kW, 3kW and 4kW systems. The 4kW solar panel system is the one that will generate the most electricity and ensure you get the largest amount of money. But is it the right size system for your roof?

To help you decide, we have put together all of the the 4kW system’s advantages and disadvantages.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Evacuated Tube Solar Panels

April 10th, 2017

evacuated tube solar panels on roof

Evacuated tube solar energy panels are the most expensive but most efficient type of water heating solar panels. They have got a conversion rate of 90%, which means they create a lot more heat compared to other forms of solar thermal panels.

British Science Week: Find Out How Solar Panels Work

March 7th, 2017

Nowadays, solar panels are a common sight. You can see them installed on people’s roofs all around the UK. These are photovoltaic, or PV, solar panels, which convert sunlight into electricity.

If you’re thinking about installing PV solar panels or even already have them, it is handy to know about solar power, panels and cells.

As it is British Science Week, we thought we’d take the chance to give you a bit of info about PV solar panels and how they operate. (more…)

5 Reasons you Should Get Solar Panels Right Now

June 20th, 2016

The government needs 10 million homeowners to have solar panels on their roofs if they are going to meet their renewable energy targets by 2020. That’s why it is paying homeowners for each unit of electricity they produce with their solar panels.

But this incentive, known as the Feed-in Tariff, has a threatened future. Experts now say that solar panels pay for themselves in energy bill savings due to the cost of installation falling by 10% each year.

5 Reasons to Go Solar before the end of the Year

October 28th, 2015

If the government is to fulfil its renewable energy targets, the UK should have 10 million homes with solar panels before 2020. Since 2010, the government has encouraged homeowners to buy solar panels by offering tax-free cash earnings through the Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs). But that is about to change.

From 1st January 2016, the government is planning to cut the FITs by a huge 87%. This means that homeowners that choose to install solar panels after this date will only get 1.63p/kWh, compared to the 12.47p/kWh they can get currently.


August 28th, 2015

The Department for Energy and Climate Change is proposing to slash the Feed-in Tariff rates for solar PV systems by 87%.

The Government published its review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs) today, and is proposing deep cuts to all bands from 1st January 2016. Consumers can expect to earn 1.63p per kWh for a 0-10kW system from next year, which is a huge cut to the 12.92p/kWh for a 4kW system currently available until 30th September. If these new cost control measures are ineffective, the Feed-in Tariff scheme could be axed altogether.


What is the Feed-in Tariff?

July 10th, 2015

The Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs) is a Government scheme that allows you to get money from your energy supplier if you install an electricity-generating technology from a renewable or low-carbon source. Your energy supplier will pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself. You can then sell any leftover energy back to the grid. You’ll also reduce your energy bills, because you’re producing your own electricity.


Why should you avoid cheap solar panels?

October 31st, 2013

Have you decided it’s time to start producing your own energy rather than keep paying the National Grid for gas and electricity? If so, then solar panels are bound to have entered your mind as the most popular renewable technology in the UK.

But do you really need to spend the full whack? How about cheap solar panels? Unfortunately, taking this approach can put you in a lot of trouble, as discovered by the NY Times. Budget solar panels are cheap for a reason, and those investing in these products have quickly found there to be major consequences.

Get the most from your solar panels

October 31st, 2013

If the rising energy prices are making your blood boil and you want a way to produce your own power, then you’re likely to have given some consideration to solar panels.

Of course, with solar panels not only can you slash your electricity bills but you can earn a guaranteed income with the feed-in tariff scheme too. This provides you with the opportunity to make an excellent return on investment.

But when the system is up and running, how can you ensure to get the most from it? We offer you the best tips to using your solar panels most effectively.

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