According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change there has been a dramatic rise in the amount of electricity produced by solar panels across the UK – a rise of 840% to be exact! The results show that the UK’s solar panels produced 0.5 terawatt of electricity in the second quarter of 2012 in comparison so the 0.05 terawatt that was produced in the same period last year.
This huge rise in solar energy shows the incredibly positive impact the feed-in tariffs are having on our country, our homes, and more importantly our household bills. And judging by the energy companies’ plans to put up their prices again this year, solar panels are definitely the way forward. Household bills are set to soar this winter with energy giants SSE confirming that the price of an average dual fuel bill will rise by 9% starting from the middle of this month. British Gas is following in close pursuit, warning customers that their bills could go up as much as £100 next year.
So it seems now is the perfect time to invest in solar energy for your home. Having solar panels installed will not only reduce your energy costs, you can also receive a subsidy through the Government’s feed-in tariff scheme, meaning you can see a fast payback time.
Another cost cutting option is to have a heat pump installed in your home, with the help of the Government’s renewable heat incentive. A heat pump can produce heating and hot water for your home, again saving you money on household bills.
Here at SolarTech we are always on hand to offer advice and help you choose the best solar options for your home. Be sure to browse our website to see all the products and services we have to offer and if you would like any more information contact us today and see what we can do for you.