Are you considering buying solar panels for your home or commercial business? In the current climate, solar panels are increasingly becoming an attractive option that can save money over the medium to long term.
1. Battery Storage for when you need it most
One main benefit of solar panels is the ability to pair this up with battery storage. A solar battery is a device that allows you to store the excess electricity your solar panels generate, so you can use or sell this energy at a later time.
After the sun goes down and you can’t actively draw power from your solar panels, it’ll be time for your solar battery to shine, providing you with all the energy it’s gathered. The sun’s time in the sky and the times you use energy in your home or business may not always line up perfectly, and a battery solves this problem.
2. Power other eco-friendly items in your home
Along the same theme, battery stored energy from your solar panels can have a domino effect and power other eco-friendly systems such as electric vehicle chargers or air source heat pumps.
3. It doesn’t take so long to make a return on investment
One of the criticisms of solar panels in the past has been the time it takes before you see a net return in savings. Since the unfortunate turn of events post pandemic, the cost of domestic gas and electricity has increased more than 50%, which has meant the savings you make by using solar energy has also increased.
Not only that, but the UK Government have slashed VAT on solar panel installations to 0% from April 2022 to 2027, giving you an immediate saving on your installation.
The average saving is generally regarded to be over £500 per year for households. According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average household takes just over ten years to break even from solar panel installation as opposed to twenty plus back in 2010.
4. Very low maintenance required
One huge benefit to solar panels are they don’t require expensive maintenance plans to keep them functioning.
They don’t have any moving parts, and their surfaces are generally built to withstand weather such as hailstorms.
Depending on the area you live in and how close you are to woodland or dusty areas, it would be a good idea to get your solar powers cleaned once in a while to ensure their maximum efficiency (see our dedicated blog post on solar panel cleaning here)
5. The environmental benefits
How could we not include the benefits to the environments on our list? Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuels from the grid.
Modern solar panels are also seeing huge efficiency gains with technology enhancements and are thought to be 50% more efficient than 15 years ago.
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