Domestic Solar PV Systems and Its Benefits for Scotland Market
Depleted natural resources, runaway environmental degradation, and the severe effects of carbon emissions are increasingly pushing individuals to opt for renewable energy sources more than ever before. In Scotland alone, private establishments are on the frontline taking up green energy options. The preference for solar power is promising as many homes are becoming eager to invest in domestic solar PV technology.
Solar PV panels, also known as photovoltaic system, create an enabling energy ecosystem that allows you and your domestic outfit to avoid the dire consequences associated with the ever-rising cost of electricity. The fact that domestic PV panels can rely on direct or distributed sunlight to generate enough power makes them more appealing.
On a cloudy day, a 4kWp system in Scotland can generate 3,200 kW hours of electricity annually. In other words, this can save the environment close to 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
How Do Solar PV Cells Work?
Solar PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting materials such as silicone. When sunlight hits the cells, it creates an electric field that circulates on the layers. The stronger the sun rays, the more the output they will generate. The power in a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp) this denotes the rate at which the cell generates power in full capacity during the hot summer months. These cells can be mounted as panels or modules on the ground or the roof, and you can have them customized according to preference or structural design.
Protect Yourself against Rising Energy Costs
With domestic solar PV systems, you avoid the rising cost of electricity bills that come with the usage of savvy appliances and gadgets. The power generated by a home system can be used as a substituted for grid power for many hours. In fact, an average home will only consume 50% of what it generates. Frugal habits such as using grid power only when needed will enhance your saving even when you are selling back to their national grid.
Sell Power Back To the Grid
As energy costs continue to explode, a modest investment in domestic solar PV is guaranteed to make you a winner. You will sell back excess kilowatts to the national grid. Many homeowners benefit from the government supported feed-in tariff. The deemed 4.85 pence per kWh for 50% of your total generate output can earn you wads of pounds. A guaranteed, inflation-linked tax-free income for 20 years doesn’t sound bad after all. Although you have to spend a handsome outlay, it will pay back gradually as time goes.
Increase Your Property Value
Research has shown that homes fitted with solar systems are likely to fetch more/sell faster compared to those that don’t have panels. Property values in the UK will attest to the fact that solar panels installed on a property make up a good part of the staging process. As budding homeowners become more inspired by homes that are solar equipped, your domestic PV system can make your property more attractive than the rest.
Long System Life and Minimum Maintenance
Solar PV isn’t new on the block. However, technological improvements have driven these systems a notch higher. This doesn’t mean that it takes rocket science to have professional installers from HP energy deliver a functional and energy efficient system whenever you wish. Surprisingly, solar PV systems are low maintenance, and they come with excellent warranties of up to 20 years. If you need peace at home, these panels won’t cause noises in residential areas not to mention the aesthetic charm of a roof with customized and professionally installed solar panels.
It’s a simple fact that the sun doesn’t need fuel or gas to provide free energy. With an expertly installed system and a guarantee of durability, your home can enjoy free energy for at least two decades. You no longer have to be at the mercy of high-end energy corporations that dictate the kind of tariffs you have to pay. What’s more, the government-backed FiTs, lower solar panel costs and the assurance of sustainability will keep your home warm, green and friendly to the environment.
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