Solar PV (Photovoltaic) generates electricity using energy from the sun. Our modern solar panels are a great alternative to producing electricity from sunshine and do not require direct light to work, although your highest peak for energy performance is usually during those bright summer days.
Solar PV is a very beneficial source of energy as it has very low impacts on the environment and can be used all year round. There are a number of solar PV grants available as part of the Government’s latest ECO3 scheme, which in place to help eradicate carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty.
There are a number of advantages to having Solar PV installed with advances in panel technology producing more electricity, more efficiently and extended warranties this in one of these best green energy sources for your home.
The main benefits of Solar PV include:
- Renewable Energy Source
Solar energy is a renewable energy source. It’s harnessed in all areas of the world and is available every day (whether it’s a sunny day or a dull day). Unlike other energy sources, we cannot run out of solar energy.
- Lower Energy Bills
Solar panels generate electricity and will help meet your energy needs meaning a reduction in spend on your energy bills. A battery can be installed with a new solar PV installation or easily retrofitted to an existing system. The battery will store any excess electricity for consumption when required.
- Low Maintenance Costs
Compared to other domestic energy technology which requires annual servicing, solar PV systems are very low maintenance. The technology and hardware used are simplistic and self-contained. The panels themselves keep clean via the action of weather particularly the cleansing nature of rain. Panel cleaning can be undertaken cyclically or simply when required. Most reliable solar panel manufacturers offer a 20-25 years warranty.
- Technology Development
Technology in the solar power industry is constantly advancing and improvements will intensify in the future. Innovations in quantum physics and nanotechnology can potentially increase the effectiveness of solar panels and double, or even triple, the electrical input of the solar power systems.