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Make and Save Money by Installing Solar Panels!

Saving money on your annual fuel bills by using solar energy is easier than you might think.  Simply fill in our quick online enquiry form on the right and we will provide you with three quotes from certified solar panel installers in your area. We will also provide you with all the information you need regarding the various government grant schemes that can actually help you make money through your solar panels.

Contact us today to learn more about the financial benefits of solar panels on your home.

Solar panel grants and feed-in-tariffs

As a high proportion of the UK’s energy consumption comes from domestic use (as much as 47%), the government has introduced financial incentives to encourage us to consider more cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly, energy sources. See below for more information on how you can benefit from installing solar panels:

Feed-in-Tariffs (FITS) – Under the Government’s Clean Energy Cash Back Scheme, which has run from April 2010, you can receive payments for the solar panel energy you generate. If you generate surplus electric solar energy then you can sell your energy to the National Grid through the Feed-in-Tariffs (which can earn you up to 41.3p per kWh produced). This means that now is a fantastic time to invest in these technologies for the future.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
– Similar to the Feed-in-Tariffs scheme, the governments Renewable Heat Incentive aims to reward subscribers for the heat generated by their solar panels – whether they use the heat or not. This scheme will begin in October 2012, however, all installations completed after 15th July 2009 will be eligible. From July 2011 there will also be Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payments available to help cover the cost of installation.

For more information on these schemes, and for quotes from certified solar panel installers simply fill in our contact form.

Help with cost of solar panel installation

To start enjoying the financial benefits that come with using solar panels, you need to get them installed.  The cost of solar panel installation used to be prohibitive, but now there are a lot of options to help you make your home energy efficient using solar panels:

Rent-a-Roof Free Solar – There is a growing trend for homeowners to rent their roof to solar energy companies in return for cheaper domestic energy. These companies pay a fixed rate for energy generated regardless of whether it is used by your home or fed back into the National Grid. With this scheme you could save around £340 on your bill every year. Contact us now to find out what kind of deals are available for your home.

Financing – There is a range of loan services available to help you finance the installation of solar panels of either type on your home. This is a very viable option at the moment as the Government is committed to giving out incentive payments higher than loan rates over the next 25 years. This means that, should you take out a 25 year loan, you should still earn money through the Renewable Incentive Scheme. Contact Solar-Help now to find out what kind of options are available for you.

Because roof sizes and aspect vary tremendously, the best way to find out more about solar energy for your home is to contact us for a free, no-obligation quote from a recognised installer in your local area.

Different types of solar panels

There are two different types of solar panels that you could choose to have installed on your home:

1. Solar Thermal Panels - these work by using the solar energy to heat water, which is then fed into your central heating system.

2. Photovoltaic Solar Panels -Photovoltaic, or PV, cells are made from either one or two layers of semi-conducting material (most commonly silicon). When the sun shines on the layers an electric field is created across the layers - so the stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced.

For a free, no-obligation quote simply contact Solar-Help either through our online contact form, or by telephone.

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