Run by the sun
Run by the sun

How solar energy could be used to power homes with large energy demands

Wednesday 03 February 2016

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If you’re like me and you’ve recently paid far more attention to your energy expenses and costs, you will have been faced with the dilemma of whether to stick, twist, take on a fixed contract for 3 years or even perhaps consider home improvement work such as triple glazing for a more thermally efficient home.  For me, analysing my electricity use has become one of those chores I try to stay on top of to ensure my energy expenditure doesn’t potentially get out of hand.

Of course you may have even considered a PV solar system to become more energy independent, less reliant on the big energy companies and satisfied in the knowledge that your actions by installing solar panels will have a positive impact on the environment.

Installation of solar panels may have been more than just a thought if you live in a large domestic property and are dependent on energy all day.  Solar energy could be used to power:

  • Electric gates
  • Swimming pools
  • Ponds with filtration systems
  • Security and CCTV

Analysing your electricity use

It’s possible to get as much detailed information to help you make the decision on whether to install solar panels or not. You can calculate how much electricity you use a month by speaking to your energy provider or you could go down the route of calculating the energy requirements of household items such as TVs and refrigerators by multiplying their wattage against the number of hours they’re used. If all of this simply seems a little bit laborious, you can read up here on the average electricity use of households in the UK.

Our no obligation site survey provides MCS approved accurate information on any potential solar installation, including an accurate measurement of the amount of annual solar irradiance and any potential shadow issues that the potential array will have as well as the predicted system performance and an indication of the income and saving that this will result in.

Speak to Simon to get an insight of how solar panels can play an important role for your home.


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