In line with the government’s decision to abolish the Feed-In Tariff in 2019, a new incentive called the Grid trade Incentive has been launched to replace it.
With reduced costs, installing Solar Panels it is still an incredibly worthwhile tax-free, inflation-proof investment, and you will even generate free electricity during daylight hours.
About Solar Panels
Were you aware that the photovoltaic technology used in solar P.V. is used in space to create free energy? Photovoltaic cells work by converting sunlight into power, but this technology must not be confused with existing solar thermal water heating systems, that are less efficient and requires direct sunshine, water pipes and storage tanks. Typically, domestic photovoltaic or P.V. Systems come in a range of sizes from 1 – 4KW. from the Sun? A domestic solar photovoltaic micro-generation system works in the same way. It generates free electricity by collecting daylight on silicon solar cells which are located on your roof, or any other convenient non-shaded position.
Once the P.V. system is installed, your home begins to earn money via the Grid Trade Incentive. Therefore it’s logical to assume the value of your home will increase in value faster than those that do not have a P.V. system installed. However, in the current housing market, we do not see this logical benefit filter through.
How Much Money Will You Save?
How much you will save with solar panels depends on the size of your system and how much electricity your system generates, and this depends on where you live in the U.K.
Find Out How Much Solar Panels Cost?
Solar panel prices can vary depending on the size of the array you purchase and regional rates generally apply – contact us for an individual quote. The costs for our solar panel systems are very competitively priced.
Buy Solar Panels
If you have the available funds, you can buy a solar panel system outright, and benefit from the Grid trade incentives and electricity savings. Solar panel costs can vary depending on system size and installation requirements. Our consultants can advise you on the best photovoltaic system, which will return you the best value for your money.
Finance Solar Panels
Our installers can offer you, depending on meeting specific criteria, a solar panel funding scheme in partnership with an international well known U.K. Bank. This will enable you to fund your investment now rather than later. The scheme is flexible, and you only pay interest on the outstanding balance. You can also pay it off quicker than over the original term it was written.
REAL Code of Conduct
We only use MCS registeredInstallers. As such, we are fully conversant and abide by the REAL code of conduct. For further info, please see the link below.
U.K. Grid Trade Incentives trade energy when the electricity generated by the system is not used; it is traded automatically on the national grid at a pre-determined rate. Check out our Grid Trade Incentives page for more information.
The benefits of solar panels
- You generate free electricity. It’s a clean, free energy source generating free electricity all year long.
- Only sunlight is required, so will work all year long, even in the U.K., and yes, even in Scotland
- Could reduce your electricity bill by up to 70%.
- Could increase the value of your property
- There is very little maintenance required.
- Silent operation
- Reduce your carbon footprint and impact of global warming with a relatively cheap and green solar alternative.
- Installation of free solar panels is clean, minimal space extra required in your house.
- No planning permission is required to install solar photovoltaic systems. (in most cases)
If every possible roof in the U.K. (in Scotland, England and Wales) was fitted with solar photovoltaic (P.V.), we could exceed the nation’s current electricity demand! Solar photovoltaic offers vast potential to deliver renewable energy without generating carbon dioxide or other pollutants and is, in fact, one of the fastest-growing green energy alternatives.
Information on Solar Photovoltaic
“Photovoltaic” is a marriage of two words: “photo”, from Greek roots, meaning light, and “voltaic”, from “volt”, which is the unit used to measure electric potential at any given point. Photovoltaic systems use cells to convert daylight into energy. A Solar cell consists of one to two layers of a semi-conducting material. When sunlight shines onto the cell, it creates an electric field across the layers, causing D.C. electricity to flow.
The higher the intensity of daylight, the greater the flow of electricity. The most common semiconductor material used in photovoltaic cells is silicon, an element found in sand. Technically there is no limitation to its availability as a raw material; silicon is the second most abundant material in the Earth’s mass. A solar panel array does not need bright sunlight to operate. It can also generate electricity even on cloudy days.
Due to the reflection of sunlight, slightly cloudy days can even result in higher energy yields than days with a completely cloudless sky. The system is easy to install with minimum disturbance and has a 25-year performance guarantee on the panels and the best part – there is the grid trade incentive available to help you recoup the cost and return a profit. We are also able to provide a lovely solar panel funding package.
Compare solar panels prices and options
Interested in buying or financing a P.V. installation? Interested in free P.V.? Our company can install free solar power systems (P.V.) for domestic and residential customers, or supply systems for you to buy or finance. Contact us today to learn about the advantages of solar photovoltaic systems! See here for Solar Panel Funding information.