Last year was a great year for customers who have solar power within their property, which is fast becoming the most popular renewable energy source for domestic use.
Weather conditions and reduced grid demand in the UK, even saw some people paying negative prices for using solar in 2020.
Still need some convincing on solar energy for your home? Here are three big reasons why using solar power to heat and power your home is the way forward.
1. Save The Planet
Everyone wants to do their bit for the environment, especially in the face of climate change warnings. The good news is that it’s easier than you think to make a major contribution to helping the UK cut back on green house gases. Installing solar power will reduce the carbon footprint of you and your household considerably.
The Energy Saving Trust stated that, getting a solar system installed within a home is a “green, renewable” idea that can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions. What’s not to like about that?
2. Cut Down Your Energy Bills
The Energy Saving Trust also reminds us, “sunlight is free,” so once you’ve paid for the initial installation of the solar power system, you will quickly start to recoup costs and bring down your energy bills.
As we said in the intro, last year the UK had numerous months hit a record temperature peak meaning that their electricity costs dropped so low that customers were actually given credit on their accounts for using solar power. That’s better than free.
At Hero, we offer both solar panels for your electricity to power your home during daylight hours as well as solar thermal systems that be installed to absorb the suns energy to heat hot water for your property.
3. Be Part Of The Future
To judge the environmental impact of different energy sources, governments, suppliers and trade bodies use something called the Carbon Emission Factor. The higher this was, the worse the impact would be.
Due to advancements in the way electricity is generated, which is driven by wind and solar power over the past few years, it had resulted in the emission factor for that source has fallen dramatically.
In fact, it has reduced so much that electricity is now seen as the cleanest and greenest way to heat and power your home.
Outdated gas has seen its factor rating rise and is so polluting that gas boilers have been banned from all new homes. Adopting the clean electric power of solar now gives you a big step forward in the future of energy.