There are two ways you can save with solar energy. For one, you can save money by lowering your energy bills. You can also make money with the feed in tariff now. However the other way that you save, is that you help to save the planet.
After you have got your solar installation you will be in for 25 years at least of free energy. So all the money that you would have had to pay on energy bills will now be saved. This is the traditional way in which you could always save money, and you still can. However there was a problem that the installation was so expensive, and with the savings relatively minor, that it took around 25 years for you to just pay off the installation costs.
Now it’s different though. There is now a feed in tariff in place, which is a scheme set up by the government whereby you get paid for the solar energy that you produce. There is no exchange there, you don’t have to give up the energy that you produce in order to get paid for it. You get paid for what you produce and use. Although having said that there is also an opportunity to make more money by selling the energy that you don’t use back to your conventional energy supplier.
Precise figures cannot be given of course, but at the moment it is normal for people with an average sized installation to get around £1,000 a year. This allows them to pay off their installation costs and start actually making money after about 8 years.
Saving The Earth
The other way in which solar energy allows you to save is by saving the Earth. That’s because for all of the energy that you produce with solar panels, that is energy which does not have to be produced through burning fossil fuels. Naturally then, carbon emissions come down, you will be cutting your carbon footprint.
By now everyone knows the reason this is so important. It’s because many scientists claim that global warming is caused by the carbon dioxide that we release in to the atmosphere, and if this warming continues then the results could be catastrophic. It could go beyond sea level rises, which are problematic in themselves; if the ecosystems are affected we may not be able to feed ourselves anymore.
It is therefore not only profitable, but very important that as many people as possible get involved with solar energy. All it will take to turn the tides are decisions by lots of individuals to switch to renewable energy, and then we can get off fossil fuels for good.
Solar Energy UK
Solar Energy UK is all about helping our customers save. Not just save money, but save the Earth as well, as is our motto. If you are interested in either of these things then a solar installation might be just what you need. Call us now for a free quote on getting solar panels installed and for more information.