What are the benefits of solar PV?

What are the benefits of solar PV?

There are a range of both financial and environmental benefits when you opt for a Green Yorkshire Solar PV system.  With the price of electricity increasing and environmental issues at the forefront of people’s minds, solar is becoming a very attractive investment opportunity.  Green Yorkshire Solar makes sense!

Here are just a few great reasons to install a Green Yorkshire Solar PV system:

Generate your own free electricity and cut your energy bills

Once your Green Yorkshire Solar PV panels have been installed you can harness the free power of the sun to create electricity, this electricity can be used for free and then you only use your standard supplier in the evenings when there is no natural daylight. Therefore the bills that you receive from your energy provider are going to be cheaper, the exact amount you save will depend upon the size of your system, how much electricity you use, and when you use it.

Make a profit

The Government backed “Feed in Tariff” means that not only do you get paid for generating your own electricity, but you’re also paid for any extra electricity that you produce and export back to the national grid. This combined with the savings you’ve made via the reductions on your bill with your standard electricity supplier means that Green Yorkshire Solar makes financial sense!

Green Yorkshire Solar’s team of specialists will fully explain all of the financial benefits to be had during your energy assessment.

Increase your property value

As the cost of traditional fossil fuel energy is increasing homes fitted with solar PV may well become more desirable to potential purchasers because of both the financial and environmental benefits.  The best financial rewards from installing a solar PV system are gained from staying in your property for 20 years, however if you were to move during this period, your Feed in Tariff benefit is transferable to the new owner and it may well make the property more attractive to a potential purchaser.

A Government report (An Investigation into the effect of EPC ratings on house prices – 2013) states the following comparisons to dwellings rated EPC band G:

Dwellings rated EPC band F and E sold for approximately 6% more
Dwellings rated EPC band D sold for 8% more
Dwellings rated EPC band C sold for 10% more
Dwellings rated EPC band A/ B sold for 14% more

The study comprised over 300,000 property sales in England and  stated that making energy saving improvements (including Solar Panels) to your property could increase its value by upto 14%.

Solar energy and the environment

Using solar power for your home energy requirements will reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment.  By harnessing the suns free energy you will reduce your contribution to climate change, solar cells don’t release anything into the air, unlike traditional fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases, carcinogens and carbon dioxide.

The sun is a consistent source of power source that we don’t have to worry about running out or even using it all up.

By installing a Green Yorkshire Solar PV system you are using free, clean and renewable energy and are joining in the fight to reduce greenhouse gases and helping to make the world a greener place.

Green Yorkshire Solar makes sense!

Benefits of installing solar PV panels