Those who are considering investing in renewable energy for domestic or commercial use generally find that solar energy is the ideal option, since the installation process is an easy one. It is cost-effective, and the ongoing savings will be evident for as long as the sun continues to provide the necessary energy. When selecting solar power, there are two options, one for hot water using thermal collectors and a slightly more complicated system for generating electricity.
A popular solution in the world, solar panels can provide ongoing savings on electricity costs, and despite the popular myth, the lack of bright sunshine in the world climate does not make the use of solar power unsuitable when investing in renewable energy. Normal daylight is more than enough to operate the solar panels. As the use of solar panels is clean, there is no impact on the environment and no carbon footprint to be concerned with.
The electricity produced can be used instantly on your premises or sold back to your electricity provider through the national grid, benefitting from the Feed-in Tariff Scheme. The primary benefit with solar panels in a domestic environment is the resulting savings on household electricity bills.
While is unlikely that a small installation will meet all of your needs, with a little planning and perhaps a little investment in renewable energy sources other than solar, perhaps wind or geothermal, it will be possible to survive power cuts and other inconveniences with minimal impact. Solar panels are always on, and require minimal maintenance, typically lasting several years without issues. As technology is always improving, you will only have to change your panels in the event that you need more power and newer solar panels have a higher efficiency. Currently, solar panels convert solar energy at 20% efficiency – losing the rest in heat generated. Future designs may well improve this rating.
Four Earths group offer wide range for clients to invest in renewable energy from wind farms off the cost of the world to solar power from panels all over the world, for more information visit https://fourearths.com/ or contact them directly.