Earlier this year, Portugal met its entire energy needs for 107 hours with wind, hydro and solar power. Solar panels are a smart choice if you want to take control of your energy spend and contribute to cutting C02 emissions that are linked to global warming.
Cut Your Bills
The most attractive benefit of solar power for home, commercial and industrial use is the opportunity to cut your energy costs by taking control of the way you produce and consume power.
PV cells are made from a semi-conducting material, usually silicone, which generate electricity when light shines on them. The panels need very little maintenance and can be mounted on a roof or at ground level.
Obviously, the stronger the sunshine the greater the amount of electricity produced, and because sunlight is completely free, once you’ve set up your PV cells your energy costs will be greatly reduced.
You can also benefit from the government’s Feed In Tariffs (FITs) which means your energy supplier will pay you for each kilowatt of energy you generate, and every kilowatt you sell back to the grid.
Energy Independence and a Smaller Carbon Footprint
Solar energy is extremely reliable as an energy source, and more importantly, it offers energy security. No one can buy the sun, or switch it off or get a monopoly on sunlight. Sunlight is free for anybody to use, guaranteeing energy independence and the opportunity to go entirely off grid in the future.
And because solar is a green and renewable source of energy, you’ll slash the size of your carbon footprint – you could save over 2 tonnes of C02 in a year.
If you’re interested in switching to solar panels for some of your energy needs, contact us and we’ll be happy to advise you on the best installation for domestic or commercial use.