Solar panels on top of roofs in the UK have become a more common sight, and we can all thank the advancements in technology that have made it more accessible to the average homeowner. There are also many more manufacturers of solar panels today, and along with this, more installers specialise in providing homes and properties with solar energy. If you are thinking of going for a solar panel investment but are still undecided about its benefits, here’s a look at the top three advantages of investing in solar panels for your home in 2021.
- You can save money on your bills
The most significant – and most widely known – advantage of a solar panel installation is that it can help you save money on your bills, specifically your electric bills. Since you are producing most of the energy your property needs with your solar panel system, you can decrease your reliance on the grid – and this translates into lower energy bills. Most homeowners have reduced their electric bills from 40 to 50 per cent with a solar panel system. And if you are wondering whether or not your system will still generate electricity during fall and winter, the quick answer is yes. However, your system will produce more energy during the warmer (and sunnier) months.
- You can decrease your property’s carbon emissions
There has been a greater emphasis on sustainability and the harnessing of environmentally-friendly solutions nowadays. There is no doubt that with a solar panel system (such as one installed by solar panels Manchester experts like Atlantic Renewables), you can decrease your property’s carbon emissions.
A solar panel system will not generate any carbon emissions, unlike standard electricity, which produces emissions using fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal. However, it produces greenhouse gases, and this is harmful to the environment. In time, perhaps even in the foreseeable future (in around three to six decades), fossil fuel resources may run out, too. In the meantime, the sun remains a primary renewable energy source – and if you can capture the sun’s energy with your solar panel system, you don’t have to worry about running out of power at all.
- It is easy to maintain, has no operating costs, and lasts for a long time
One of the other significant advantages of solar panel systems is that they are easy to maintain, and your operating costs are nonexistent. What’s more, it has a long lifespan of more than two decades. So once you have your panel system installed, you don’t have to deal with any operational expenses. Of course, on occasion, you may want to have the system cleaned to increase its efficiency, and if your property has trees shading the system, you would want to have these trimmed as well. But apart from this, there is no other maintenance requirement.
Most panel systems on offer will also be under a manufacturer’s warranty of 20 to 25 years, so if you experience any technical issue (which is rare), you can rest assured that you can have it fixed without any expense on your part. On a side note, your system will have a solar inverter, and this often has a warranty of five to ten years, so you may have to replace it after some time.
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