Solar Panel Installation – Is It Worth It?

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In recent years, solar panel installation has gained a reputation for being an expensive venture, leading many households to question whether installing solar panels is a worthwhile investment. However, with the increasing cost of energy, many homeowners are seeking long-term solutions to reduce their electricity bills, and one effective method is solar power.

Need help deciding if it’s worth it? Well, you’re in luck because the team at TECC have compiled a list of benefits to help you decide if solar energy is right for you.

Generate Real Savings

Installing solar panels allows your household to convert sunlight into clean, renewable electricity. This means you can generate your own power, reduce your reliance on the grid and potentially slash your electricity bills. In the UK, you could save up to £440 to £660 a year on average on your bills! During our solar panel installation process, TECC will analyse your roof’s direction and shading to calculate your potential energy generation, providing you with personalised projections of your electricity savings.

Better yet, if you find yourself in a position where you are generating too much energy – when you are out of the house at work, for example – you can potentially earn even more income by selling your excess power back to the grid. It is very common for solar panels to generate more energy than you use during peak sunlight hours, but instead of letting this stored solar energy go to waste, you can put it towards credit with your energy supplier.

All of this extra income also massively reduces your dependence on traditional energy providers. Solar PV systems, especially when combined with battery storage, offer a path towards greater energy independence and can help you feel more in control of your bills and curb any unexpected hikes in energy payments. Furthermore, solar panel installation is a very desirable feature to add to your property for all of the reasons above! In a study conducted by The Eco Experts this year, it was revealed that solar panel installation can significantly increase your property value (by up to 14%) when compared to similar houses without them.

From a wider perspective, solar panel installation can often prompt a ripple effect in a local area – a ripple that TECC has witnessed firsthand. After installing solar panels on one property, neighbours often follow suit, wanting to lower their carbon footprint and energy bills as well. By going solar, you can inspire others to make similar choices, creating a broader positive impact on your local community and the environment around you.

Your Solar Panel Installation Check List

As nice as the list of benefits for solar panel installation is, you will need to check if your property is eligible for installation. Here is a quick list of things to consider:

  • North-facing roofs are not the best option for solar panel installation because the panels will have difficulty building up energy throughout the day, resulting in a smaller peak time window.
  • You’ll need a decent-sized roof that can fit a minimum of 6 to 8 panels to make it worth your while.
  • The condition of your roof matters! Before having solar panels installed, it’s important to have your roof inspected to check for any damage that could affect the installation. If you have old roof tiles, you may need to replace them before the panels are installed.
  • Check if you need planning permission; most properties will not need planning permission for solar panel installation in England and Wales, but if you own a listed property or live in a conservation area, you may need to get approval from your local council.

TECC Are Here To Help

If you want to learn more about TECC’s solar panel installation service, you can visit our dedicated solar page on our website to see the available packages we offer. To find out more information or to schedule a visit to our solar panel showroom, please fill out the enquiry form on our website.

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