What is Solar PV?
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.
The benefits of solar electricity
- Cut your electricity bills. Sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced.
- Get paid for the electricity you generate. The UK government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme pays you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
- Sell electricity back to the grid. If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid through the Feed-in Tariff scheme.
- Cut your carbon footprint. Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne and a half of carbon dioxide per year – that's more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
A 4kw System installed by Calleva Electrical Services will cost you around £5500*
Full system pay back in just over 9 years. Potential profit over 20 years £6,618**
*This is an average price for a 4KW system. A full survey will be required to determine the exact cost.
**These figures are estimated and will vary depending on a number of factors including position of roof, orientation and location. These prices are based on installation after 31st March 2016 and where no deployment cap has been introduced.
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