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About Solar Panels (PV)
Solar PV takes advantage of one of nature’s most powerful yet free resources: the energy produced by the sun. Solar PV, also known as photovoltaic systems, use semiconductor
technology to convert energy from sunlight into electricity that can power your household for free.
It is a misconception that solar must be facing due South but in the UK climate an orientation anywhere between East and West can give great generation and savings. Solar PV is one of the most popular green energy options in the UK. On average, more than 4,000 solar panels are installed in the UK each month with many homeowners making the transition to solar energy every day. The prices of solar panels have significantly decreased over the years and with the increasing prices of electricity the savings from solar have never been better. On top of that, solar panels do not only help to reduce your energy bills, but they can also help you earn money from selling surplus electricity generated back to the grid under the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).
So, the 3 key benefits that come with solar panels are:
- Generate your own Electricity – Solar panels generate clean, emission-free electricity for your home all year round, and their long life span of more than 25 years makes
them worth the investment.
- Make huge savings on your bills – Use the electricity generated by your system to power your home instead of importing electricity from the grid.
- Sell your electricity back to the grid – The incentive of earning money from selling surplus electricity generated by your solar panels is another advantage to investing in this renewable technology. You will not just earn money from SEG, but also increase the resale value of your home.
- Reduce your carbon footprint – A solar-powered home can contribute to the global goal of reducing the carbon footprint and helping to eliminate harmful emissions.
Let’s take a 4kW solar panel system as an average PV system in a UK home.
It has an annual output of 3,400 kWh per year and costs around £4,500. If you compare this to the average annual electricity consumption of a household, which is around 3,200-4,100kWh, solar panels has the potential to cover 83-106% of your electricity demand. However, this depends on sunshine hours and energy usage. A more detailed breakdown of
seasonality and monthly energy output can be found further below.
In addition, with incentives like the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), you can even earn money for surplus energy exported back to the grid!
Rutland Renewables have many years of experience designing and installing solar PV systems across the UK on all scales. Our wealth of experience means we can provide the
best equipment and solution whatever the scenario with no hard selling. Contact us today for a survey, rough quote or just find out more.
Having trouble with an existing system? With our vast experience we are able diagnose and overcome any problem.
Solar PV For Your Home
Generate your own electricity and reduce your electricity bills. Claim a tariff for the excess energy that is exported to the grid. We can offer a range of solutions to suit every roof and situation.
Rutland Renewables have vast knowledge and experience of the industry enabling us to design a system to suit every requirement.
Solar PV is a great option for businesses in particularly those who use a lot of electricity. With a high energy demand during daylight hour’s commercial properties use a very high proportion of energy generated giving great savings and return on investment.
Rutland Renewables have installed many commercial solar PV systems nationwide on a variety of businesses including hotels, warehouses, farms, schools and many more.
Contact us to see how we can help your business.
Installing Solar PV as part of a new build is the perfect solution to reduce the buildings energy usage and carbon footprint from the buildings inception. On top of this Solar PV is an
affordable way to meet sustainability and planning standards for new builds.
Other benefits include that initial costs from scaffold are negated but systems can be integrated in to the roof to give a sleek appearance.
We have a wealth of experience of installing systems on new build properties and can advise on the best solution for you from initial design.