Solar Panels Nottingham
Solar panels are at the forefront of renewable energy generation across the globe. From small-scale domestic solar panel set-ups through to sprawling commercial solar panel installations – the sun's rays are being harnessed to create free electricity without negatively impacting upon the environment.
When it comes to solar panels in the UK, there is an added incentive to investing in solar panel installation – the Feed in Tariff system. The UK Government has pledged to have 7 million homes using solar power by 2020 and in order to make this ambition reality they established the feed in tariff: which states that those who produce their own power through renewable means earn money for every unit they generate – whether they use it or sell it back to the national grid. This system guarantees earnings for at least 25 years at a set rate which makes solar panels not only an environmentally ethical investment but also one which yields a high return on investment with virtually zero risk.
Here at Barker and Sheldon, we are expert solar panel installers who specialise in the installation of solar PV systems for both home and commercial use. We are fully accredited as a solar panel installation company by MCS and the Renewable Energy Association and our fully trained staff are always on hand to provide information and advice on all aspects of solar panel installation, the feed-in tariff and solar PV in general.
If you would like to find out if solar panels are a wise investment for your home or business then simply enter your postcode and contact details into the suitability checker, give us a call or fill in our contact form for a free, no obligation quote or discussion.
Home solar panels provide eligible homeowners with an exciting array of opportunities and advantages. Governmental initiatives, economic trends and the nature of the UK property market all work in favor of those who choose to invest in domestic solar panels and give rise to the following benefits:
Reduced Energy Bills
One of the most obvious upsides to the installation of domestic solar panels is the savings on energy bills as a consequence of using power from home solar panels as opposed to electricity drawn from the grid. Dependent upon the size of the solar panel installation, orientation of the roof and level of sunlight, a home solar panel system is capable of providing at least 50% of the electricity a household uses in a year.
Guaranteed Income for 25 Years +
In order to increase the percentage of power generated by renewable means in the UK, the government introduced the feed-in tariff system or ‘FiT’. This FiT rate is fixed for 25 years from the date of solar panel installation and is currently at a rate of 21p per kWh for domestic solar panel systems. Home solar panels installed from April 2012 onwards will be tied into an as yet unspecified lower FiT rate.
Investing in solar panels for your home will result in tax free income at a rate guaranteed for 25 years – making it a lower risk, higher yield investment than virtually anything else available today.
Carbon Footprint Reduction
By opting for a domestic solar panel system you are lowering your reliance upon electricity produced by the combustion of fossil fuels. As the electricity produced by solar panels results in the release of no emissions of any sort; deriving power from a home Solar PV system dramatically reduces your carbon footprint.
Increased House Value
Much like the fitting of a new bathroom or kitchen, home solar panels are a valuable addition to a home which can have a positive impact upon resale value. Provided the solar panels were bought outright by the homeowner and the relevant paperwork filled in – the prospective purchaser stands to benefit from the energy savings and additional income if they buy the house.
If you would like to find out more about any aspect of home solar panels then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team.
Here at Barker and Sheldon we install domestic and commercial solar panel systems all over the UK and developed solutions for companies of all sizes to allow them to draw a proportion of their energy from the sun. The commercial Solar PV systems we provide allow businesses to slash their CO2 emissions, reduce their overheads and also benefit from the governments Feed in Tariff rates.
Not only do commercial solar panels provide financial benefits to businesses of all sizes, but also represent a giant step in terms of ecological sustainability, environmental ethics and carbon neutrality. The installation of a solar panel system goes a long way towards improving the green credentials of any organisation, making for a solid investment in terms of finance and reputation.
To discuss the suitability of a commercial solar panel system for your premises simply fill in the form to the right or call one of our expert advisors on 0115 9624215