Benefits of Solar Power for Homes

Continually rising petrol and fuel prices throughout the UK, US and worldwide, and the consequentially-soaring household utility costs make solar energy an ever more attractive and viable option for many homes and businesses throughout the world.

Once thought of as a gimmick, advances in solar technology now make it possible for homeowners to become completely self-sufficient, and go ‘off the grid’ rather than remain at the mercy of energy suppliers and their inflated prices.

Although many people are deterred by the initial expense of solar panel installation, these costs are quickly regained as the energy generated thereafter is 100% free. Any additional energy that is generated that exceeds the amount consumed by your property can then be sold back to the National grid, tax free.

A great advantage of owning a solar PV system is that you have the flexibility of either having it function completely independently or have it tied to the grid. In the first instance, you can take advantage of solar power if you live in a remote area and your house has no access to the grid. In the second instance, once you pay off the solar system, you can actually make a profit by selling the excess electricity back to the grid. Also, by remaining tied to the grid, you have the safety of knowing that if your solar system fails to generate sufficient electricity you will still always have power from the grid.

Moreover, you can customize your solar PV system to meet your household’s particular energy needs. A solar installer can come in and help you assess the size of the system that would be best for your home. If you own the system, you can increase the the number of solar panels in case your energy needs go up, and you can also move the system in case you move to a new house. Moreover, installing a solar PV system not only saves you money while you are living in your home, it also actually increases the value of your home, in case you ever decide to sell your property.

With a solar PV system, not only is the energy source free, maintenance costs are very low, with panels only requiring annual cleaning. The solar panels themselves can be installed quickly and easily by a reputable certified supplier such as, who will ensure the panels work as efficiently as possible for the clients’ needs. In case you decide you do not want to purchase the panels, and would instead like to rent them, your supplier will be responsible for any maintenance and repairs. This means you can enjoy all the benefits of clean energy completely worry-free.

Solar power is now a constant and consistent source of green energy. This means less pollution is produced directly from the property and indirectly through the transportation of the raw materials and fossil fuels to the site. By installing a solar PV system on your home, you become an active participant in helping save our environment and preserve it for future generations. It turns out that installing one average size residential solar system is equivalent to planting more than 1 acre of trees per year, or driving 10,000 miles less per year!

For more information regarding current Solar Panel Prices, or any electrical issues, CD Electrical have a wealth of knowledge, and have been installing solar panels for over a decade.


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