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SOLAR PV (Electricity from the sun)

Solar panels use well established technology and are constantly being improved and they represent one of the most important sources of alternative energy for businesses and households.

Enough solar energy reaches the Earth's surface in a single day to provide over 27 years worth of electricity and yet we utilise only 1% of solar power at present.

A Solar PV System with 10 x 250W high output panels will cost approximately 8000 (inclusive 5% VAT) this price includes all installation costs.

At the new Feed in tariff this is estimated to provide:

  • Annual earnings and savings - 615
  • Return on Investment (tax-free and index linked) - 7.41%
  • Total revenue over 25 years - 15,379

 

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Government Feed in Tariff scheme

Frequently Asked Questions

How do solar panels work?
Solar panels collect solar radiation from the sun and convert that energy into electricity. Solar PV (Photovoltaic) systems use the sunlight to power all types of household appliances and lighting. The Photovoltaic process converts your FREE solar energy into FREE electricity.

With the new Government Feed in Tariff scheme users will receive a payment of up to 21p for every unit (kWh) of electricity produced even if the electricity is used. Any electricity used will also save the cost of the unit from the electricity supplier which is on average 13p per unit. Any electricity not used will receive an extra 3p (minimum) for exporting the power back to the grid (your electricity supplier).

How much power do solar panels produce?
The amount of power a solar panel produces depends on a number of factors. For example:

  • The aspect of the roof where the panels have been deployed - South facing is the most effective.
  • The angle of the roof
  • Shading that affects the roof

Solar panels will produce more energy when exposed to direct sunlight in clear skies. Sun hours will vary by season with the lowest amount being in the winter. SunGod Solar Ltd is able to provide an accurate assessment of the power output of the panels based on your location.

What are the advantages of solar panels?
The primary advantages of solar panels are that they are a renewable energy source - they benefit the environment and they provide the user with a free energy source. Solar cells require very little maintenance as they have no moving parts and typically last in excess of 25 years.

What are the disadvantages of solar panels?
There is an initial investment required to install a solar panels system. The savings that you make will normally pay back the investment in less than 10 years. The Government Feed in Tariff scheme provides a guaranteed incentive for 25 years.