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October 2, 2015

9 Reasons Why Solar PV Is A Good Investment For Your Home by …

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by: Katie Marsh

With climate change at the forefront of the agenda, there has been much discussion and research into finding an alternative to traditional sources of energy. Here are 9 reasons why investing in solar PV for your home benefits both you and the environment.

1. No harmful emissions or greenhouse gases. Solar power is a clean, renewable and sustainable source of energy.

2. Solar PV technology is low maintenance, durable and completely noiseless. Unlike wind turbines there are no moving parts to break and no noise pollution. Once installed, PV panels require very little maintenance and are incredibly durable. There are currently PV panels installed in Japan during the 1960s that are still generating electricity.

3. The sun is an unlimited, free source of energy that is available worldwide. PV panels only require daylight, not direct sunlight to produce electricity. This means that they are not just effective in the summer months, but all year round, even on cloudy days.

4. Free electricity during the day. When your PV system is generating electricity during the day, you will not have to buy electricity from your supplier. Therefore running appliances during the day will help you save hundreds of pounds off your electricity bill.

5. Solar PV technology is versatile. Depending on your preference, you can choose between having PV panels installed onto your existing roof, or integrating the technology into the building materials themselves with solar tiles or slates.

6. Solar PV is a good investment. With the introduction of the Feed-In Tariff, homeowners are now paid for every unit of electricity they generate from their PV panels, even if they use it themselves. Solar PV not only offers the highest payments, but also the longest period. Feed-In Tariff payments are guaranteed for 25 years, linked to inflation and tax-free. This means your solar PV system would pay for itself in as little as 8 years, and offer returns on investment of between 8 and 10 percent.

7. Protect yourself from rising energy prices. The cost of traditional energy sources is rising and is likely to continue to do so. By installing a solar PV system on your home you will have your own source of free electricity and therefore depend less on electricity suppliers to power your home.

8. A solar PV system could increase the value of your home. As it is a source of free electricity and income thanks to the Feed-In Tariff, a solar PV system is likely to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

9. Easy, hassle-free installation. Once a site survey has been completed for your home to ensure it is suitable, the installation process is very simple. It takes no more than 1 to 2 days and normally does not require planning permission.

So there you have it, 9 reasons to go solar. Always ensure that you use a fully MCS accredited company to install solar panels on your home otherwise you will not be eligible for the Feed-In Tariff.
Katie Marsh is an expert in the field of solar PV and Operations Executive for Landmark Solar. Landmark Solar are leading MCS accredited installers of photovoltaic PV panels and solar installations.

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