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Solar power panels harness the sun’s energy, or solar energy, and convert the light, via photovoltaic cells or PV cells, in to an electrical source which in turn feeds the electric circuits within your home to power your appliances. Solar power electricity, generated by solar energy panels, is a sound and stable source of electricity which won’t cut out regardless of how dreary or overcast the weather.

Naturally the electrical solar power panels are only able to function during the day when there is a good amount of light so your appliances will only receive the solar electricity within the daylight hours. Any solar electricity which hasn’t been utilized after this period is measured and then rerouted back to the grid, allowing you to obtain a little cash back from your energy provider for once.

The economical benefits of having solar electric panels installed really do speak for themselves, with uncapped, free electrical power during the day and recompense for any unused electricity produced, a decrease on the charges from your local electricity provider as you're only utilizing their electric power through the night and a possible grant through the government or the local authority towards having the solar power panels fitted.

Along with both the economic savings you could make as well as the fact that the solar energy panels are entirely eco-friendly it truly is well worth giving some thought to having solar power panels installed. Having said that, there are a few factors that you will want to bear in mind which could potentially cause problems for installation so make sure you use a highly regarded company who will be qualified to assist and advice you on whether your property will be suited for solar electric panel installation.

Your preferred solar power installation company will send out a group of surveyors to assess your home before installation. These surveyors will be looking out for several important points, 1. whether or not your property has actually been erected in a conservation area or is a listed building 2. whether your roof is in need of considerable restoration or not secure enough to hold the solar energy panels and 3. whether your roof is completely obstructed from natural light through other buildings or large bushes within the vicinity or is northern facing.

These points don’t completely rule out your home being fitted with solar power panels, they could simply be a minor set back, and an advisor from the solar panel installation company will determine whether the procedure can go ahead as well as utilizing their crew of experienced builders to correct your roofing damage previous to installation if necessary. Even though south facing roofs are more likely to realize 100% output solar power electric panels for the residence can be fixed to east and west facing roofing with highly successful results and the great thing is there is no need to make an application for planning permission except under very rare circumstances such as installation on a listed building.

The price of having electric solar panels fitted greatly depends on your roofing construction nevertheless the surveyors will take all this into account when calculating the installment costs. It’s worthwhile keeping in mind that you may be eligible for a grant or funding to assist towards costs of the installment of the solar power panels and if not you will still recoup your initial outlay over the next several years anyhow.

Electric solar power panels tend to be relatively low maintenance and, if installed properly, shouldn’t cause any problems. Your solar electric panels will include a 5 year product guarantee, a Ten year guarantee of a 90% output as well as a 25-year guarantee of an 80% output.