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Home energy prices are spiraling out of control, therefore more and more people are turning to solar power and solar energy to help ease the costs. Solar power is an effective and permanent way of reducing your bills as they use the sun's rays and convert them into usable energy. Instead of relying on the National Grid, we can add solar panels to our homes, connect them up to an inverter and run far lower monthly costs for your electricity consumption or some people can even earn an income by selling the unused electricity back to the grid.

This is why many people are turning to energy efficient, cheaper and more socially-sound ways of generating power so they aren't draining the world's resources, or simply want to save money. While the setting up and installation of having solar power can be costly, there are long-term benefits which make owning solar panels a sound investment and the Government even gives grants to help towards the cost of them. With monthly energy costs costing upwards of £1,500 per year, by adding solar energy into households people can really make a difference towards their monthly spending. Depending on the size of the house and the usage of electricity, solar energy can even generate a tax-free income.

Clean and Green Energy

With the reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy causing prices to rise, and not to mention their bad effect on the environment both extracting and using the energy that's created, the switch to cleaner, greener energy is much needed. With all of the incentives that come with solar power and solar energy, it's no wonder that there is such a boom in domestic households following suit with the large businesses that have already employed solar power.

The fantastic part about solar power is that it can be stored and be used when there is poor sunlight or dark, winter months. This helps it be the cleanest and easiest forms of electricity to use. There is virtually no wastage, no smog or smoke produced unlike burning fossil fuels, and the only tricky part about it is getting set up. With demand being so high nowadays, this has forced prices down while the technology in creating solar panels has increased. So, you can now get more powerful, smaller, lighter and cheaper solar panels compared to what was available a few years ago.

With a drive towards owning self-sufficient homes that pay for themselves for monthly usage of energy, having solar panels fitted to your home is certainly something that is on everyone's lips lately.

Solar Panel Systems on the Grid

While there are many questions that beginners and experts want and need to ask when talking about solar energy and grid tie systems, the best way to find your answers is to speak to like-minded people and those that have already done it to their home. With an array of different kinds of equipment needed, from central inverters, solar modules and mounts, you must find the best system to suit your needs, usage and available space on your home.

With the Government offering property tax credits and the ability to lease solar panels, the idea of solar panels is no longer just for eco-friendly people, it affects everyone and can be used by everyone.

Discussions on off-grid systems, such as those log cabins, boats and caravans, as well as solar fridges, portable modules and solar energy that's used in your garden for water features, can be endless. With the energy created being free, and only the real cost is the installation, it's no wonder people are looking at a myriad of ways to incorporate solar power into their lives. Anything and everything that runs on electricity or is a drain on your utility bill can in some way, shape or form be converted to run on the sun's power, and that is worth talking about.

It's also possible to build and create your own solar panels, which is what may DIYers take to so they can have a bespoke unit for whatever their needs are. Heating water in the home or if you have a swimming pool is costly and that's another way that people are trying to trim down their costs with. Although there are not as many residential swimming pools in the UK compared to those in Europe, there are some, but in reality, anything that can be made more cleaner and energy efficient, and save money, is worth the effort.

Join in the Discussion

If you're looking for answers on taking the plunge into fitting and installing a solar power system to your home then we have the answers. Join in and chat about new and exciting ways you can draw energy from the sun and slice your home utility costs down using what is essentially, free energy.

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