Why Should You Choose Solar Power?
Before installing a solar panel system at your home or business, it's quite common to want to understand the benefits of going solar and on this page we aim to answer these questions and help you make the right decision on whether to choose solar power or not.
There are three main reasons why a home or business owner will choose to have solar panels installed, these are:
- Save or Even Make Money
- Become Energy Independent
- Do Your Bit for the Environment
Whatever solar panel system you choose and whatever the weather, you are guaranteed to save money on your energy costs and help the environment during the process.
1. Financial Benefits
Because you can use solar energy for electricity, heating, cooling and lighting you can save on your utility bills and if you make more energy than you use, you can even sell it back to the energy companies via the new Feed-in tariffs now available from suppliers.
Solar panels are an investment and will:
- Save you money now that you can save for the future
- Reap the rewards for years to come
2. Energy Independence
When you choose solar power electricity for your home you effectively have a backup energy source so that if you were to experience a power cut, whilst the rest of your neighbourhood is sat in the dark, your home can still operate normally feeding from your own supply. Also if your panels are large enough you wont be so reliant upon the energy companies and their rising prices, this is known as microgeneration.
By becoming energy independent, you will:
- Protect yourself from rising energy costs
- Safeguard your home from power outages
3. Do Your Bit for the Environment
Solar energy is a clean and sustainable source of power unlike other types of energy such as fossil fuels, there is no dirty polluting waste or by-products, just clean, free energy used in whatever way you see fit.
By using solar energy you will:
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Feel better knowing you are doing your bit to help the environment