Solar Energy is now the cheapest electricity in history. As it decreases your reliance on the National Grid, solar energy guarantees to lower your energy bill. In some cases up to 70%! You are essentially removing the supplier from the equation, and as nobody owns the sun yet you can’t pay tax on it.
Due to the increase in demand, and the advancement in technology, the cost of a solar panels has dropped globally by 82% and are continuing to fall. That means Solar has never been more affordable and accessible.
The Solar industry has come a long way. When the Government incentives were first introduced for solar it mainly focused on arrays of Solar panels, however, battery storage has since advanced. Battery storage solutions now mean you can store the energy produced by your Solar panels during the day, to be used whenever your home demands it. This revolutionary technology, means you can essentially live off-grid, and be completely energy independent.
Solar PV Panels are a great way of boosting your EPC rating. By installing Solar PV panels your EPC rating will increase to a minimum of a D or above. Having a high EPC rating makes your home more desirable to purchase, as your home is more energy efficient, meaning lower bills.
Some people worry that having Solar panels installed could push the price of their property down. However, a more efficient home generating its own energy can be more attractive to buyers. After all, who wouldn’t want lower electricity bills?
Solar Energy has a strong following of tech fanatics. It’s kind of like the tattoo bug, it draws you in and you become obsessed. There are many groups, forums and instagram profiles that you can follow to keep up to date with all the latest within the industry, to make friends, and to seek advice. If anything, Solar eventually becomes a hobby!
Another thing worth considering is the social impact going green has. Being environmentally conscious is now “fashionable”. From a business point of view, the idea of going solar may attract more customers. As the UK are becoming more environmentally conscious with whom they do business with. Going green is a big win for the environment, as well as your followers.
With Boris Johnson announcing a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, the move towards electric vehicles is inevitable. Luckily electric mobility and solar energy go hand in hand. It makes sense to install a home EV Charger, as it means you can charge your car at convenient hours. However, without Solar panels, your electricity bills will rise and the carbon you will be saving on the roads will be used at home instead. By charging your Electric car from your Solar PV system, you can save even more money, whilst further reducing your carbon footprint.
The move towards a sustainable Britain, not only benefits the environment but also the economy. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10 point plan, aims to create 250,000 “green-collar” jobs across the UK. By installing Solar you are supporting these jobs, and the UK’s push towards net zero. After all, there is no I in Team. At Deege Solar we are always looking to expand our Green Team. Check out our green careers if you are looking to join the solar revolution.