From your trusted traders at Roofing Matters Group, they have now launched Solar Matters Group, where they will officially start installing solar panels. This has been a long time waiting for them and they are very excited to reduce our carbon footprint and make the world a greener place! Here, we are going to catch you up with everything new on solar.
What is solar energy?
The sun’s energy can be converted into electricity through solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. It’s an incredible and renewable resource that has the power to fuel life on earth and provide clean, sustainable energy. In fact, more energy from the sun reaches our planet in one hour than is used by the entire population of the world in one year.
How does solar energy work?
PV modules absorb sunlight and convert the energy into a usable form of electrical current. The sun shines all over the world, making solar electricity viable anywhere. Because solar can be paired with batteries for energy storage, it’s independent of the utility grid. Making them cost-effective for remote locations.
Solar modules keep maintenance costs low, and have a long service life of 25+ years of guaranteed electricity. Solar electricity relies on the sun as its fuel source, so there is no need to drill for petroleum-based fuels.
What type of roof can I fit a solar panel on?
Good news, all roof types are good for PV panels, except green roofs and thatched roofs. Some flat green roofs have free-standing PV panels on them, while PV panels on thatched roofs require a very complex restructuring. Because of their softer covering, green roofs and thatched roofs can’t hold conventional PV panels.
What can solar energy be used for?
PV panels can generate the electricity you need to light your home and power your appliances. If you make your home more energy efficient at the same time as installing your solar energy system, you could find that your PV panels provide the bulk of your electricity needs.
If you have a hybrid or electric vehicle, you can use the energy generated by your PV panels to charge your car at home.
What are the main advantages to solar energy?
- Reduce your electricity costs – By generating your own power through PV panels, you can cut your annual electricity bill by up to £400.
- Reduce your carbon footprint – Solar power is a source of clean energy so using it to power your home sustainably will mean you’re contributing to the UK achieving its carbon reduction goals – a vital step in helping to combat climate change. Cutting your carbon footprint will also mean you’re helping to protect wildlife habitats that are threatened by a warming climate.
- A renewable source of energy – As well as helping to combat climate change, renewable energies help to reduce air pollution. Which is one of the biggest challenges we’re facing globally.
- Easy to install – PV panels can easily be installed on your roof. It will usually take only a day or so for your home to be up and running on solar energy. But it’s important to remember that the tilt and direction of your roof will have an impact on how much energy you can expect to get from your panels. With a range of systems available we can help you optimise your system to best match your needs.
A ray of sunshine travels 93 million miles to reach the Earth. Let’s make it count.
If you would like to get in contact with Solar Matters Group, you can contact their team here. They can arrange for Daryl, to provide you a free quotation.