When you sit on a train or drive through towns and the countryside nowadays you will probably notice a much larger number of solar panels around than there used to be. That is because people all over the world are realising how great installing these panels can be. So here are the benefits of installing solar panels on your roof:
Benefit #1: Renewable Energy
Solar panels give us renewable energy which means that the power supply is constantly “topped up” so that you never run out. The sun is renewable because it can’t run out. Burning fossil fuels to get energy means that one day we’ll have to give up this method of producing power and finding something renewable such as solar power.
Benefit #2: Easy to Maintain
If you think that climbing up to your roof once a month sounds like a lot of work, then don’t worry – solar panels require barely any maintenance! Dust or debris that gathers on the solar panel will rarely affect its efficiency unless you live in a particularly dusty area. It’s only time to clean the solar panels when their energy production starts to slow down.
In terms of repairs you don’t need to worry either as solar panels are protected with tempered glass. This is toughened glass that can withstand harsh weather conditions and therefore won’t break if hit by hail stones etc.
Benefit #3: Save Money on Energy Bills
Putting solar panels on your roof means that you can produce your own electricity and avoid expensive energy company bills. Solar panels can help you heat, light and fuel your home so that even if you do use electricity at night, you can pay off peak prices for energy use.
Benefit #4: Earn Money
You can sell your energy back to energy companies or get paid for producing your own electricity. Large solar PV systems mean that you can generate a LOT of energy as well and this means that you can save money as well as make money.
Benefit #5: Protect the Environment
One of the main benefits of installing solar panels on your roof is that you are saving the environment as it is recommended by many as it can be used as an energy source that is emission free. Burning fossil fuels releases harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which can have a lasting damaging effect on the environment. By using solar power we are not only protecting the planet, but we are also protecting ourselves too.
Benefit #6: Home Value
Placing solar panels on your roof is a popular feature to look for with new home buyers. People that understand the many benefits of renewable solar energy are keen to move to properties where solar panels are already installed so that they can protect the environment from greenhouse gases and also save themselves money.
Overall, for fans of the environment solar panels are the perfect way to make your home self sufficient and also much more environmentally friendly. As more and more people begin to use this source of power, the less we will have to depend on harmful methods of generating power.
Tim Higgins is a Solar Energy Surveyor in Cambridgeshire who can offer Solar Panel Installation services. Visit Tim’s website for objective advice and information and view some of his case studies and testimonials.