Are all investments equal?
Probably not, especially when the guaranteed by-product of 1 single Scottish home investing in a certain green energy system, being able to save between 1.3 – 1.6 tonnes in CO2 entering the atmosphere.
That’s the equivalent of planting 144 trees!
During COVID, as international travel ground to a halt, we glimpse at what night skies could be like with lower carbon emissions – Hint, very clear!
Electricity bills have increased by 54% in 12 years
This increase is the significant reason why solar panels coupled with solar battery storage has become more feasible, for more homeowners in Scotland.
Your return on investment in solar panels actually significantly increases because staying on fossil fuel produced electricity will mean your bills WILL ALWAYS increase overtime as fossil fuels become harder to come by.
A home that uses 6,000 kW a year has seen an increase of 54.4% to their electricity bill as it shows in the graph below.
If electric bills go up by around 50% in the next 10+ years, in the 4-bed 4kW system example above you can expect to save an extra £3,187.50 over the lifespan of a solar panel system.
How solar battery storage adds even more into your back pocket
Solar batteries on top of solar panels will help homeowners sell more electricity back to the grid, so they get paid for any surplus electricity they produce.
They give you on-demand energy at night, or during an outage. Which makes them ideal for people who are away from home during the day.
Has your food ever gone off leaving you with a puddle on the floor? Batteries store energy & act as a back up as well.
But aren’t solar panels ugly?
Some people will see them as unsightly but they refer to the ones installed 10 years ago.
New solar panel models installed today are much slimmer and attractive.
So as time goes by solar panels will add more and more value as they get accepted by more & more people as the normal. Much like electricity pylons are now a normal & unnoticeable landmarks across the country.
Is solar right for me & my home?
If you answer yes to any of the below then getting a free quote & survey for Solar Panels is a no-brainer.
- Are you a homeowner, or landlord?
- Are you working more and more from home, this energy bills increasing?
- Don’t want to be at the mercy of ever-increasing electric fuel bills?
- Would you like to do your part & save up to 1.6 tonnes of CO2 a year entering the atmosphere?
- Own or thinking of owning an electric car?
- Own a 3 bed or larger home?
To truly find out how much you could save & get back as a return you need to get a thorough survey of your home.
Things that affect the cost of installing, saving & earning from solar panels:
- Pitch of the roof.
- Which way your roof faces the sun.
- Space on the roof.
- If you go for solar roof tiles or solar panels.
- How big your property is & its electricity demands.
- Quality of solar panels, & other components.
- How much time you spend at home.
- Electric car owner or not.
- Any many more.
So as you can see, to be sure of an accurate forecast of how much money solar panels will:
- Earn you money,
- Save you on bills,
- And contribute to reducing CO2.
Our best advice is to book a home survey which comes with a free quote.