Many people in and around Gloucester feel that the time is nigh to take control of their energy bills and make environmentally friendly changes to their lifestyles. In this article, we explore six reasons why installing solar panels in Gloucester is a good idea.
1. They are cost-effective
Purchasing and installing an average 4kW solar panel system will cost in the region of £6,000 but government grants are available which can reduce this cost for eligible applicants. Further, the Energy Trust anticipates that solar panels can save the average household up to £500 a year on their energy bills.
2. They are environmentally friendly
Solar panels capture energy from the sun and convert it into electricity to power your home. Solar is a green and renewable energy source, so installing solar panels on your home will help to reduce the greenhouse gases that it emits.
3. They can make you money
Some systems generate more energy than the average householder requires. By incorporating battery storage, this excess energy can either be stored for later use or sold back to the grid under the Smart Export Guarantee which could earn you up to £150 a year.
4. Planning permission is not required
Unless you live in a conservation area, a listed building or within the bounds of a national park, solar panels are usually considered to be a permitted development and do not require planning permission. Specialist installers of solar panels Gloucester can advise on your particular circumstances.
5. They increase the value of your home
With an increasing number of people wanting to go green and reduce their carbon footprint, installing solar panels on your property can make it easier to sell. Not only do they increase the property’s value, but also help it to appeal to a wider audience.
6. They give you access to tariff choices
There isn’t a lot of choice for energy tariffs at the moment, but once you install solar panels, you can access dynamic energy tariffs which are a more flexible way of accessing the energy that you require at a competitive cost.