As friendly to the environment as they are to your wallet, solar panels are effective all year round, even in winter. That said, longer days and clearer skies mean that summer time is when they really shine. Here are three reasons why investing in solar panels this summer is a great idea:
Save on electricity bills
2018 was the worst year on record in terms of energy bill price increases, with some energy firms raising their tariffs by almost £100. Using the natural power of sunlight to generate your electricity will therefore save you more money than ever before, and as energy costs continue to increase, so too will your savings. According to the Energy Saving Trust, homes in the North of England can expect to save over £200 by switching to solar power – well worth it!
Reduce your carbon footprint
Research by the Centre for Alternative Technology found that the energy produced by the average domestic solar panel system saves over a tonne of carbon dioxide emissions compared to the same amount of energy produced by a gas-fired power station. Switching to solar power is therefore an excellent way of reducing your home’s carbon footprint and doing your bit to combat global warming.
Low operating costs
Maintenance costs for solar panels are typically very low – there are no moving parts and the panels themselves can last for tens of years. In the unlikely event of a fault, the Enphase Micro Inverters used in our panels are covered by a comprehensive 25-year guarantee. As the UK’s largest Enphase system maintainer, Eco Partners are always on hand to keep your solar panels in perfect condition.
Whether you’re concerned about rising energy prices, looking to do your bit to protect the environment or both, Eco Partners are here to help. With our range of solar panel services, products and upgrades, we can provide you with an eco-friendly, cost-effective energy solution that will stand the test of time. For a free, no-obligation quote, give us a call on 01484 810350 or visit our contact page.