How to Find the Best Solar Panels for Your Property

December 5th, 2017

If you’re thinking of buying solar PV panels, it’s crucial to ensure that you find the best solar panels for you and your property. This includes choosing a suitable manufacturer, type of panel and installer. Fitting a solar panel installation can be a significant investment, so it’s important to take the time to get it right.


How to Use Your Solar Panels Efficiently

November 3rd, 2017

Among the troubles that solar PV owners face are ensuring that their system is running efficiently. An important part of this is guaranteeing that you utilise any excess electrical energy successfully.

Solar PV systems produce their electrical power throughout the day. For lots of homes in the UK, the day is the time when you use the least amount of electrical power. You can take some steps to utilize this surplus electrical power efficiently. For example, run home appliances like dishwashers or washing machines during the day. However, for lots of individuals, a separate system will provide the best effectiveness.


Solar PV’s Growth and You

October 6th, 2017

Solar power was the fastest growing source of energy in 2016, in accordance with a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Solar PV capability globally grew by 50% in 2016.

The IEA also anticipated that the renewables sector would continue to see strong development. The report kept in mind that two-thirds of brand-new sources of power in 2016 were renewable.

The International Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organisation developed to guarantee clean and trusted energy for its member nations. It produces statistics and files about the various ways that energy is being used and generated worldwide.

4 Ways to Ensure You Get Efficient Solar Panels

August 9th, 2017

Solar PV is getting more and more popular. Installing solar panels is a fantastic way to generate your own energy and money. But if you’re thinking about doing it, it’s important to make sure you get the most efficient solar panels you can.

This is more difficult than simply purchasing panels with the highest efficiency rate. Keep reading to find out 4 ways to ensure you get efficient solar panels.


Solar Panels: Do you Need Planning Permission?

July 17th, 2017

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Solar photovoltaic panels can be a terrific monetary investment that will reduce your electrical power costs and earn you money. They’re similarly a smart idea if you wish to minimise your carbon emissions.

However, you do need to ensure that your proposed domestic photovoltaic panel setup follows planning policies prior to you proceeding. Something you might need to do is look for planning permission.

The good news is, planning standards aren’t as complex as they might first appear and on numerous ocassions planning approval isn’t really needed. Read on to discover more about planning permission and whether you need it for your domestic solar panel setup. (more…)

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.

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