Step by Step Guide to Installing Solar Panels
GP 8 June, 2012
In recent years there has been a significant rise in the numbers of solar panel installations across homes in the UK and the focus on environmental well-being means that there has never been a better time to install solar panels. Whether you have a large, country manor or a small townhouse, solar panels can be installed in many areas which consequently help to reduce your electricity bills as well as helping the environment. The relative ease of installing solar panels means that it is definitely something that is worth considering.
Solar panels can be quite expensive to install, so it is worth examining the environmental efficiency of your house before taking the step towards installing solar panels. If your house has characteristics such as double glazing, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation, then solar panels will be more effective at reducing bills because less energy will be wasted; they will be used at their optimum capacity.
Once you have checked these things, you can start to find good deals for solar panel installers. As noted, they can be expensive so shop around for them. There are many price comparison sites that can offer you a quote, so it is recommended that you compare the prices before you buy.
Furthermore, using these sites means that you can compare the service that you will get. You can choose different factors, such as your roof size, which will calculate the potential solar energy that can be gained from the roof and different solar panel operating systems that are available. The solar power installers will then be able to fit your solar panels quickly and efficiently.
If you do not want to pay for the solar panels yourself, there are certain schemes, which allow you to rent out your roof so companies can place their solar panels on it. This is a great idea if you plan on living in your home for a long time, and the solar panels are also usually free in these schemes. However, the solar panels will be on your roof for many years and the buyout fees – if you decide to relocate or if you no longer want them – are expensive.
In the UK, the Government has a scheme where they will buy back any extra energy that you produce through your solar panels. This is an excellent way of making revenue as well as paying back the money that you may have spent purchasing the solar panels. Although there are several steps to take in preparation of purchasing solar panels, they are definitely worth it to make sure you can get the best deal, as well as helping you to earn revenue through your solar panel venture.
This article was written by the team at Ecosphere Renewables. For more info please visit: TheEcosphere.co.uk.
Source: Solar Energy Directory