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Thanks to advancing technology and new materials, solar power has now become a very legitimate way to help reduce energy bills in the home. Because of new government incentives and programs which make it very attractive to purchase solar panels, there is now a greater urgency than ever to put solar panels onto every roof in the UK. For those who are considering purchasing solar panels, there are a number of things to keep in mind before making your purchase. How Much Do Solar Panels Cost? The prices for solar panels vary depending on the size and type of system that is being considered. There are also other considerations as well, most importantly that your roof has a slope facing …

For those who are considering ways of reducing their electric bills, installing solar panels certainly has its advantages. Although solar panels have been around for decades, recent advances have allowed them to be more affordable and effective for home use. There are many people who remain unconvinced that solar panels are worth installing. The instillation costs, potential maintenance and uncertain future of electricity bills have kept many people on the sidelines when it comes to solar power. Such information is often outdated or misinterpreted as advancing technology has made solar panels cheaper and easier to install. However, there are five good reasons why you should consider installing solar panels to your home. Thanks to advancing technology, many of the issues …

If you are thinking about adding solar panels to your home, then you have more to consider than just the cost savings. In fact, there are a lot of considerations to make when deciding whether to choose solar panels as the best energy savings investment for your property. What follows is a simple guideline you can follow to help you make the best decision about whether solar panels are right for you. Is Your Home Right for Solar Panels? Not every home is well suited for having solar panels installed. The roof of your home is the most important consideration since that is unused space that should be unobstructed to provide maximum solar energy, so here is what you should …

It seems with every technology, even solar panels, there is a wealth of jargon that most people are not familiar. If you are planning on purchasing solar panels, here is some of the jargon that you need to know. Amorphous This is a PV solar cell that consists of thin layers of silicon sprayed on a backing material to make solar roof tiles. The thin layer of silicon is thinner than the silicon wafers normally used on solar panels, which means that the cost is less. Active Solar This is using the collector or solar panel to capture sunlight to heat water or directly convert to energy. Drain-back System This is a solar water heating system where the water inside …

Whether solar energy is a good investment for you will depend on a number of factors, some of which you may not be aware. While solar panels have greatly improved in recent years, providing more power and also government incentives that help generate extra cash, there are still some areas that you will want to consider before making your choice. What follows are a list of questions that you need to ask before making your decision about whether to invest in solar energy for your home. When you have answered the final question, you will have the knowledge you need to make the best informed decision. Is my Home Suitable for Solar Power? Not all homes are suitable for having solar …

You may have heard about companies in the UK offering free solar panels. Companies such as Isis Solar, A Shade Greener, and Home Sun just to name three have advertised free solar panels that might save potential customers a considerable amount of money on their electricity bills. However, are these companies really offering free solar panels? Doesn’t this sound a little too good to be true? We will take a look at their offers and what they really mean so that you can make the best informed decision. Are the Solar Panels Really Free? In a technical sense, yes they are. These companies and those who are making similar offers will install free solar panels that allow your home to …

Solar panels are more than just the latest fad. They are a proven means of producing energy and reducing electrical bills for your home. Today, more home-owners that ever are placing solar panels on their roofs to catch the free rays of the sun and saving money at the same time. There are certainly many benefits to installing solar panels on your roof. For home-owners who are looking at adding more value to their property, having a source of free energy and overcoming the unexpected rises in their electricity bills, solar panels offer a safe, permanent answer. What follows are some of the many benefits that solar panels bring to you and your family when installed on your roof. Understanding …

For UK home-owners who are looking for ways to save on their electricity bill, solar power is becoming one of the more popular methods. Solar power has actually been in use for decades, but thanks to advancing technology it has become more practical and less expensive. However, solar panels do come with expenses, fees and must be properly maintained in order to get the most power out of them. How Much Energy do Solar Panels Create? Although every solar panel system has its differences, all of them do fall within some general guidelines of the power that they will produce. The size of solar panels for domestic systems generally ranges from 1 to 5 kilowatts. 1kW Solar Panel System = …

In one of the most unusual discoveries about solar panels, one study has demonstrated that playing pop or rock music may actually increase the efficiency of solar panels by up to 40%. If backed by future research, this may lead to a revolution in how solar panels are used. For those who believed that pop artists were only good for rocking the crowds at concerts may change their minds when seeing solar panels increasing their energy output from being rocked by music. The study, made by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Imperial College London grew billions of the tiny nanorods that are created from zinc oxide. The covered the nanorods with an active polymer to create …

Over the past few years there has been a renewed emphasis on energy savings thanks to higher fuel and home heating prices. With electricity rates rising and no end in sight, more businesses and homeowners are looking for ways to save energy and cut back on their electric bills. One popular method that is currently being used is the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which is helping people get a better grasp on the energy usage in their home or office and understanding how to make improvements. What is an EPC? The EPC was formally introduced in 2007 and is an evaluation of your home for its current energy efficiency performance. The EPC measures the total energy usage and the carbon …

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