If it feels like life has never been more expensive, you might be onto something. Late last month (April 2018), one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers announced its biggest price-hike in years.
This means that, in a move that has increased gas and electricity prices by 5.5%, more than a few people are looking to alternative energy sources to avoid these costs.
Renewable energy is becoming a worldwide phenomenon, widely recognised for its cost-effectiveness as well as its positive impact on the environment. Being purveyors of solar energy as we are, we believe that solar is the way to go.
Here’s why you should make the solar switch and avoid more price increases from the Big 6.
Solar panels are fantastic for the environment
We figured you’d know this already, so we’ll say our bit here.
Solar panels are our best hope against burning fossil fuels, which over the last 150 years has been the sole cause of a 25% increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the environment. We have fossil fuels to thank for the worsened greenhouse effect.
Solar energy is the most versatile of all the renewables, and can be used in a variety of ways. Unlike other sources, we’ll never run out of solar power (well, not for another few billion years).
They’ll reduce your electricity bills
With solar panels, you only use the energy you generate, and the surplus goes straight back into the national grid – whereby it earns you money through the Feed-in Tariff. How much you save will depend on the size of your system and the rate at which you consume energy.
Low maintenance costs
Once your solar panels are fixed onto your roof, there’s very little you need to do. A light clean once or twice a year will do the trick, and as there are no moving parts, there is no wear and tear or any chance of anything going wrong, really.
You can get cutting-edge monitoring devices that help you keep an eye on your system, too. With this kind of intelligence, maintenance has never been easier.
You’ll be part of our green future
The technology these days is astounding, and it keeps on developing. At affordable price-points with manageable finance schemes, now is the best time to invest in the technology.
With all UK trains predicted to be solar-powered within the next 10 years, you’ll want to be a part of the solar energy movement.
There are so many accessories
Because our solar panel systems are so flexible and adaptable, there are lots of accessories that help you get the most out of your installation.
Take, for example, the battery storage units. You can store excess energy throughout the day to use at night, when the sun goes down. There are many more solutions just like this, over on our site.
Get in touch to talk about solar panel systems
Choose us as your solar power provider: we’re the UK’s #1 renewable energy provider, and our customers agree.
Call us on 0800 112 3110, or fill in an enquiry form here. We’d love to talk through your options.