Solar Panels harness the only renewable energy, that offer financial benefits for the homeowner and helps the environment.

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The benefits of pv solar panels

The benefits of pv solar panels


Once your system has been installed you will immediately see a reduction in your electricity bills, and you will also start to receive payments from your energy provider based on the feed-in tariff rates of 41.3p per unit produced and 3p for any additional units exported back to the Grid.

Specifically the benefits of pv solar energy panels are:


Reduce your carbon footprint:  solar electricity is green, renewables energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants. A typical home PV system could save around 1tonne of CO2 per year - that's around 25 tonnes over its lifetime.
Slash your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be greatly reduced. A typical home PV system can produce around 40% of the electricity a household uses in a year.

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Sell electricity back to the National Grid: if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can't use it, someone else can use it - and you could make some money. Read more about feed-in tariffs and selling electricity.


Store electricity for a cloudy day: if your home isn't connected to the national grid you can store excess electricity in batteries to use when you need it.
Costs for installing a solar electricity system have come done significantly in recent years with an average system (2.7kWp) costing around £12,000 (including VAT at 5%). Solar electricity systems can cost in the region of £4,000 to £5,000 per kWp installed, but costs per kWp should reduce as system size increases.


We won't be able to tell you exactly how much you could save until our qualified team comes to survey your property. But here are a couple of typical examples to give you an idea of the huge CO2 savings and revenue a pv solar panel system could make you:

 

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Solar PV
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels generate free electricity for your home. This means lower electricity bills and a potential income from Feed in Tariff payments. Solar Photovoltaic is simply a long word for 'converting the heat from the sun into electricity' see benefits of fitting solar panels to your home

 

Feed In Tariffs (FITS)
Since April The Department of Energy and Climate Change introduced a scheme that compels energy suppliers to pay you for producing electricity via PV solar panels, it is referred to as Feed In Tariffs.

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Solar Heating
Advice and help on Solar heating, solar heating panels, and solar compatible boilers and heating systems. Did you know that 70% of the average home's energy use is taken by heating water and rooms. see:, Can solar heating save you money and the environment?
Solar Grants
Although there are no official solar power grants from the government in terms of lump sum incentives, new feed-in tariffs reward homeowners for generating clean renewable electricity

Enviko Commitment - Free online home survey

No obligation, no annoying sales calls, just a straight forward home survey of your home to see if Solar Energy is right for your house. Click here for our free online survey to see how Solar panels could enhance your home and actually provide an income from the feed in tariffs. Have a 'solar question' then call 0800 678 5040 and Apollo Solar will answer it straight away, without trying to sell you a thing.

A house can receive a significant contribution to its electricity requirements from a photovoltaic system installed on the roof. Such PV systems allow homeowners to generate electricity from a renewable and sustainable technology. The opportunity also exists for housing associations and commercial housing developers.


Home solar power pays – and the first 25 years are fully guaranteed

 

Common questions about Solar Energy:Common questions about renewable energy:

Key towns and cities which Apollo Solar install solar panels at: Barnsley, Bradford, Bury, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester, Oldham, Pontefract, Rochdale, Rotherham, Sheffield, Stockport, Wakefield. If you have any doubts about whether you are covered, please call us. 0800 678 5040 see installation areas or for solar panel installations click here.

 

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