Solar Power, The Bright Alternative

Solar Power, The Bright Alternative

Solar power is the most abundant energy resource on earth with 20 days of solar generation able to create the same amount of energy as all the Earths fossil fuels combined. So, it comes as no surprise that solar panels on a domestic property can generate over and above a home’s electricity requirements. With the current energy price cap increase in the UK resulting in huge spikes to electricity bills, renewables like solar panels are becoming the go-to solution for homeowners looking to keep energy bills low while reducing their homes carbon emissions.

How Does Solar Technology Work?

  • PV, or photovoltaic cells (what makes the solar panel), take on energy from sunlight.
  • These cells will then convert this energy into electricity through DC.
  • The inverter installed with the system will then convert DC energy to AC. This allows it to be used in your home.
  • Any energy left over can be sent back to the National Grid. This is where you may be able to make further money back from the electricity you don’t use.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

Essentially, the cost of a UK solar panel system in Scotland is always going to vary. There are factors that influence the price such as:

  • The type of panels you install
  • How many panels you require
  • The size of your household
  • The size of your roof
  • How many kw of power you opt for

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost Scotland 2022?

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Generally, you will expect a solar power system in Scotland in 2022 to cost between £5000-£7000, with installations now VAT free meaning a 5% saving on installation costs. With Greener Energy Group, you will also benefit from a free EV charger with every installation, so this is another saving you can make – and it means your home is prepared for the phasing out of petrol and diesel cars.

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Are Solar Panels Worth it in Scotland?

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Absolutely. It’s a very common misconception that if you live in a country where it is not always sunny, solar panels will not be effective. However, this is not the case, and especially with the rising energy prices, solar panels are a very worthwhile investment even in Scotland. Solar panels work by taking in photons, and these are taken in from daylight regardless of how sunny it is. Of course, during the months with less daylight hours, less power will be generated, however you can be rest assured that the panels will continue generating a surprising amount even on those cloudy days we see so much of.

As we steer towards a sustainable carbon-free future and see energy prices rising continuously, we urge homeowners to invest in solar energy to save money and future proof their home. It is important to understand that the angle and direction of your roof will determine how much energy you can expect to generate however you can have the system uniquely designed to best suit your property’s needs. Find out how much you could save with solar panels by having a free home assessment carried out. Why wait for prices to further increase?

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