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In pursuing sustainable living and reducing our carbon footprint, solar energy has emerged as a frontrunner in the race to a greener future. Harnessing the sun’s power, even on a cloudy day, to generate electricity benefits the environment and provides significant savings on energy bills. Regarding solar panel installations in Ashford, one name stands out: Solar Panel Installers Ashford – our teams of dedicated professionals have fourteen years of experience.
Our accreditations include MCS Certified, Constructionline, CHAS, ECA, RECC, NICEIC, and Trading Standards UK Approved Code, and we are committed to providing an outstanding service with competitive pricing. Welcome to our world of solar expertise, where we employ qualified electrical engineers, ensure no subcontractors are involved, and prioritise excellent customer service.
How Does A Solar Panel System Reduce Your Electricity Bill?
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Solar panels from Solar Panel Installers Ashford are made up of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into electricity. When sunlight hits a solar panel, it is absorbed by the photovoltaic cells and is converted into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity is then sent to an inverter, which converts it into alternating current (AC). This AC electricity can be used to power your home or business or sent back to the grid if you are connected to one.
Are Solar Panels Worth Installing In The UK?
Solar panels can be a good investment in the UK, particularly if you have a south-facing roof that gets a good amount of sunlight.
Solar panels can reduce your electricity bills, increase the value of your home, and reduce your carbon footprint. However, it’s important to consider the upfront costs, as well as the long-term financial and environmental benefits.
The UK has a good solar resource, with most areas receiving at least 1,000 hours of sunshine per year but let’s not forget the solar irradiance (Solar irradiance is the power per unit area received from the Sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range of the measuring instrument. Solar irradiance is measured in watts per square metre in SI units).
However, the amount of solar energy that you can generate will depend on the size and orientation of your roof, as well as the climate in your region.
It’s worth considering the upfront costs of installing solar panels, which can range from around £5,000 to £10,000+, depending on the size of your system and the installation costs. However, you can often offset some of these costs through financial incentives and by reducing your electricity bill.
To determine whether solar panels are a good investment for you, it’s important to consider your specific circumstances, including the size and orientation of your roof, your energy usage, and your budget. It may be helpful to get quotes from several different solar panel installers and to use an online calculator to estimate the potential financial returns from solar panels.
Overall, solar panels can be a worthwhile investment in the UK, but it is important to do your research and consider all of the relevant factors before making a decision.
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…then we’d like you to know that the practise has been proven, tried and tested!
When was solar power discovered?
Solar energy was used by humans as early as the 7th century B.C., when humans used sunlight to light fires by reflecting the sun’s rays onto shiny objects. Later, in 3rd century B.C., the Greeks and Romans harnessed solar power with mirrors to light torches for religious ceremonies.
In 1839 and at the age of just 19, French physicist Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic (PV) effect while experimenting with a cell made of metal electrodes in a conducting solution. He noted that the cell produced more electricity when it was exposed to light – it was a photovoltaic cell.
In 1954 PV technology was born when Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller and Gerald Pearson developed the silicon PV cell at Bell Labs in 1954 – the first solar cell capable of absorbing and converting enough of the sun’s energy into power to run everyday electrical equipment.
Today satellites, spacecraft orbiting Earth, are powered by solar energy.
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Domestic energy prices - 2022
The following information is probably not news to you, however, we believe in the facts of a situation, the causes behind it and then the options that are available and more importantly, right for you. To us, life generally is all about options and the more of them that you have to consider or better still, at your disposal, will hopefully take you to the best place/situation for you and your loved ones.
Household energy bills are due to rise by 50% in April 2022 and are likely to rise again in October. The following information looks at how prices have changed and why.
Wholesale energy prices increased rapidly in the second half of 2021. Many consumers were protected, at least initially, by the energy price cap. However, the price cap is due to increase by more than 50% in April 2022. There were further large jumps in wholesale prices after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Households in Northern Ireland and those who do not use gas or electricity to heat their homes are not protected by the price cap. Prices of heating oil have more than doubled in recent weeks.
Many observers predict that the price cap will increase further in October 2022, forecast increases vary from 30-50%. The price increases that consumers have already faced have led to concerns about the impact on vulnerable households, particularly those in fuel poverty, who might not be able to heat their homes properly.
There is no price cap on non-domestic energy so increases in business energy bills will feed through to higher consumer prices in general. There are also likely to be wider negative impacts on the economy, particularly if prices continue to increase. This update looks at data on trends and variations in domestic energy prices and the prospects for prices in the near future.
Trends in prices up to 2021
Gas prices were stable or falling for much of the period from 2013 to 2020. They increased towards the end of 2021. The average bill for the year was £575 compared with almost £700 in 2014.
Electricity prices increased for much of the last decade. Average bills were £760 in 2021 compared to £450 in 2020, a 36% real increase.
Average heating oil prices increased from just over 20 pence a litre at the start of the first lockdown to almost 60 pence a litre in mid-October 2021.
Prices in 2022 and beyond
The energy price cap increased by 12% in October 2021 and is due to increase by 54% in April 2022. The April increase is equivalent to £700 for ‘typical’ levels of dual fuel consumption paid by direct debit. The Government has announced support to help households with higher bills. This consists of a £150 Council Tax rebate in April 2022 for around 80% of households and a £200 upfront discount off of bills in October 2022 which will have to be repaid by customers through their energy bills over the following five years.
Higher wholesale prices, especially after Russia invaded Ukraine, have led some to speculate that the cap could increase by a further 30-50% in October 2022.
Crude oil prices jumped when Russia invaded Ukraine and continued to increase through early March. These increases quickly fed through to heating oil prices. Daily data shows that average UK prices increased from 67 pence per litre just before the invasion to 81 pence per litre at the end of February and a peak of 160 pence per litre on 10 March. Since then prices have fallen back somewhat, and were around 110 pence per litre on 20 March.
Components of a typical energy bill
The Summer 2022 price cap, introduced on 1 April, consists of:
- 54% wholesale costs of energy
- 19% network costs
- 10% operating costs
- 8% policy costs (levies to support low carbon generation, energy efficiency and vulnerable customers)
- 5% VAT
- 2% assumed suppliers (profit) margin
- 2% other costs
Components of a typical energy bill
Prior to the Ukraine crisis there was an increase in demand for oil and gas as economies around the world came out of lockdown. Supply did not generally keep pace with the higher demand for various reasons. Increased gas prices fed through to increased electricity prices.
Variations in energy prices
Customers who pay by direct debit have traditionally been offered the cheapest tariffs. The gap between payment methods has fallen over time, especially after 2017 when a price cap on prepayment meters was introduced.
There is relatively little difference in energy prices across the country. Combined gas and electricity bills for typical levels of consumption varied in 2021 from around £1,280in the East Midlands to £1,360 in Merseyside and North Wales.
Over much of the last decade smaller energy suppliers have tended to offer cheaper tariffs than the standard variable tariffs (SVTs) that are offered by large established companies. Wholesale price rises from summer 2021 has meant that most of these cheaper offers have been withdrawn.
In the first half of 2021 UK domestic gas prices were below those in most of the EU, while UK electricity prices were higher than in most of the EU.
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Utility bills are starting to become a real concern for many homeowners. In many cases they are starting to cost you more than you budgeted for. Luckily, there are other sources of power that will help reduce the costs to live comfortably in this energy-hungry world without breaking the bank!
Solar energy has been on our radar for some time now as it becomes an increasingly popular option due to its efficiency and low maintenance requirements. The good news is that solar panel installations have become so much cheaper in recent years thanks to increased demand from consumers looking for cleaner energy options at their fingertips – something we all need these days when times get hard.
Finding the best solar panel installers can be a challenge, but you won’t need to search too long for a reputable and trustworthy solar panel installer in Ashford, Kent.
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