Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaic’s (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells.
These cells don't need direct sunlight to work, they still generate electricity on a cloudy day, because the run off of solar radiation. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting. You will receive a payment for energy generated and energy sold back to the Grid through the Fee Feed in Tariff (FIT), please see table below. Solar PV can reduce Carbon emissions and electricity bills, as well as providing an income through FIT’s.
- Takes up very little indoor space
- Low maintenance
- Can increase the value of your property(Sale or Rental)
- Costs next to nothing to run
- Cuts your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be reduced.
- Get paid for the electricity you generate (14.38p per kWh): the government’s Feed-In Tariffs pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
- Sell electricity back to the grid: if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can’t use it, you can sell the surplus back to the grid (4.77p per kWh).
- Cut your carbon footprint: solar electricity doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.
- A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of carbon dioxide per year.