There are many disadvantages associated with using fossil fuels to produce electricity. The burning of fossil fuels pollutes the atmosphere and causes great damage to the environment. As the supplies of fossil fuels have continually reduced, individuals have had to pay more and more to cover energy bills.
Whilst everyone fully accepts that green solar energy is a far more reliable, clean option, most homeowners are reluctant to take this step and believe they cannot afford to.
In fact, solar energy is more accessible now than ever before, as a result of the variety of affordable systems now being designed and produced. Everyone benefits with solar power as it is completely clean way to create energy. Aside from the initial investment in equipment, once installed it will not need much maintenance. The initial investment required to purchase and install a solar system is generally returned in around five years, after which it should cost nothing to run.
Take the time to work out the type of system you are interested in before making enquiries with any companies. There are several types of panels available these days. First there are the fixed style panels which are most often used on residential buildings. They remain stationary once fixed and wherever possible, they are positioned facing south in order to absorb the maximum amount of sun rays. If you are on a limited budget, this is the cheapest option for you. The slightly more sophisticated kinds of panel you can buy areare the single and dual axis tracking ones. These panels are slightly more complex in their design as they turn to track and face the sun during the day. Tracking panels are the more expensive option.
The Direct Current electricity created through the photovoltaic panels on the roof, is directed to an inverter which converts it to Actual Current for household use, losing a small amount of energy on route. Recent technology in the industry has seen the development of solar panels with tiny built in inverters. This means that energy can be converted at source , creating less wastage.
When selecting a solar energy system, you will also need to decide whether you want a system that is grid tied, or an off gridsystem. A grid tied system enables you to access additional energy from the national grid if required and it also has the added benefit of allowing you to sell any excess energy you are producing back to the utility company. An off grid system is the entirely independent option. Once you have ascertained what it is you want to install, make enquiries with some local companies. In no time at all you could be saving money like many othersand producing your very own electricity.
We are one of the MCS Accredited Installers In Cornwall. Solar Systems was one of the first UK Solar Installation companies to be fully accredited to supply and fit domestic systems, we have installed hundreds of systems throughout the South West. Look no further than us when choosing Solar Power Companies in Cornwall.