With an increasing number of UK homeowners and businesses installing solar panels, achieving an eco-friendly home has never been easier. With the added benefits of reduced energy bills, and the chance to cash in on the Government’s feed-in tariff, solar panel installation should be something every home considers.

Installing solar panels is generally a quick and easy process, with domestic solar panels often installed in only a day. For commercial properties, installation time can be influenced by the size of the roof, as well as the quality and type of roof. As a result, commercial installations do generally take slightly longer.

At the moment, the Government’s feed-in-tariff has dropped, but so has the cost of solar panels and installation. As a result, you can still expect a healthy return on your investment. The solar energy storage can also help to increase this investment.

Choosing between solar panel types

Deciding to install solar panels is the first step to creating your eco friendly home. But what are the types of solar panel, and how will you know which to install?

Well, the two principal types of solar panel are polycrystalline and monocrystalline. Both of these solar panels perform incredibly well in the UK climate, and take up a similar amount of roof space.

In addition, both of these panels will have a similar power output, if they are the same size. As a result, you dont need to get caught up deciding between the two, as they are virtually the same. Instead, make sure you choose a solar panel from a respected company, with a good solar efficiency.

Once you have made the decision to install solar panels, you need to make sure you use an MCS accredited installer. Otherwise you wont qualify for the feed-in tariff. Why not get in touch with the professionals today, here at ERG.

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