We’re all feeling the pinch from rising energy costs, so now is a great time to turn to sun power. Solar energy can give your home all the electricity you need while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Solar panels are an excellent green source of energy. They’re easy to install and mean you’ll be producing your own power immediately. Read on to find out more about solar panels and how they can benefit you.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Put simply, solar panels absorb sunlight and convert that into electricity. The panels are referred to as photovoltaic, which is sometimes shortened to PV. The photovoltaic effect is the conversion of sunlight into electricity.
Sun power creates an electric field on the panel, which is then transformed from DV electricity to AC in an inverter. The AC electricity is then supplied into the building to power your home.
Is My Home Suitable for Producing Solar Energy?
This depends on a few factors. You need about two square metres of space per panel. Ideally, your roof will be diagonal and South-facing for maximum sunlight exposure. You also need to keep in mind if anything will shade the roof, particularly between 10am and 4pm, when the sun power is strongest.
Will Using the Sun’s Power Save Me Money?
Yes! Solar panels are a renewable source of energy – sunlight will never run out of supply! You’ll also be able to sell excess energy back to the national grid. The initial investment will pay off over the years as you save money on your energy bills. Solar energy panels could also increase the value of your home.
Can I Store My Solar Energy?
If you’re not at home when your panels are generating sun power, then you won’t be using much of your solar energy. If you get a solar battery, you can store the energy for use at any time. These batteries are a great investment, particularly if you use a lot of energy. You could use about 30% more of the sun power that you generate if it’s stored.
How Funding for Green Energy Works
The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme has been in place since January 2020. This scheme will help low income households to optimise their homes to produce green energy, from either solar photovoltaic, wind, micro combined heat and power, hydro and anaerobic digestion.
If you’re living in an electrically-heated property and receive benefits to supplement your low income, chances are high that you’ll be given a government grant. You can still qualify for financial aid if you’re not receiving benefits but have limited funds.
Call Carbon Saving Group Now For Your Solar Energy Panel Installation
If you’re thinking of turning to solar power, give Carbon Saving Group a call now. We install solar panels throughout Devon and Cornwall. Our expert team can assess your home and recommend the perfect system for you.
Solar panels require minimal maintenance. You’ll want to book in for occasional servicing and repairs, but other than that they can be left to produce your clean energy without fuss.