What are the benefits of solar panels in the uk

You can’t avoid the headlines benefits of solar panels in the UK telling us we are going through a cost-of-living crisis. We are all looking for ways to reduce our costs and energy bills for heating and lighting our homes should be at the top of everyone’s list.

How can solar power help with the cost-of-living crisis?

The current rising price of energy is leading to many homeowners looking for inventive ways to heat and light their homes in the cheapest way possible – one of these ways is through the installation of solar panels. Solar panels capture the sun’s energy to convert into usable energy in the home and fortunately for us Brits, they still work on a cloudy day. Solar energy is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to power your home and can provide many benefits during the current cost-of-living crisis.

Reduced energy bills

The main benefit of installing solar panels is that after the initial investment, you can save a large amount of money on your bills every month by using the power to run your home. Based on your usage, you could save up to £600* a year off your energy bills based on the recent October price rates. By installing a solar battery, you can not only save money on energy during the day but also store your excess energy to be used at night or when your energy needs increase. Solar panels also have low maintenance costs meaning it won’t cost you a fortune to maintain the efficiency of your system.

*Savings are based on a system of 14 x 325W solar panels and a 10kWh battery on a south-facing property in the West Midlands with no shading and a tilt of 40 degrees.

Earning money from your solar

Another unique benefit of solar energy is the ability to earn money from your excess energy. As a homeowner you have the option to join a feed-in tariff scheme and earn money by reselling excess power when you don’t need it, allowing you to profit from your energy rather than worry about costs. It’s best to shop around to get the best possible rate for your energy as this scheme is offered by most major companies.

Increase the value of your home

Not only can solar power reduce bills and allow you to profit from excess energy, but they can also increase the value of your home. Having solar panels installed requires an initial cost so once installed, many home buyers may be looking for homes with solar already installed. Research suggests that you can add up to £30,000 to your home’s value by installing solar panels – which may even rise in the future as energy bills soar.

You can still switch energy providers with solar panels

While the rest of us are locked into our current providers and prices, customers with solar power have the freedom to browse which provider they’d like to use, whether importing or exporting energy. Your energy provider for your solar panels doesn’t have to be the same as the energy provider you sell to, allowing you to find the best possible deals from providers for both importing and exporting energy.

Get in touch for more information about our solar panels

There are many benefits to using solar power to run your home and many of these can save you precious money from your bills.

Are you looking for more information about our solar panels and how they can help with your bills? Get in touch with Edan Power for more information about our solar products and services.

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