You might be surprised to find out that it’s sunny enough in Birmingham to get the benefit of solar panels, but it’s actually true! Thanks to advances in technology over the last 15 years solar panels no longer need to be in direct sunlight to function. Nowadays daylight alone is more than enough to power your home.
In Birmingham we have seen customers save as much as 70% on their energy bills through installing solar panels, even with the cloudiest of days! It is still true that direct sunlight generates the most electricity, but even on overcast days your solar panels can still generate enough electricity to power your home.
If you’re looking to maximise your savings then you can add a storage battery to your solar setup. This way you can use the energy generated by your solar panels during the day when the sun goes down.
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Any surplus power it can be sold to the grid through the smart export guarantee scheme – This is where your energy company will send you tax free cash for supplying them with your free green energy.
The most impressive part is the smart technology inside of the battery will scour the market and work out the best possible times to purchase the energy in for you.
Next generation solar and battery systems are capable of producing large amounts of free electricity from daylight which can drastically cut your bills – right at the time when energy bills are at their highest point ever.
Generating your own energy reduces the need to buy expensive energy from the grid.
Savings over your solar panels’ 25 year guaranteed lifespan can add up to £40,000 in most cases.
Get solar on your roof with no upfront costs and flexible finance options spread over 10 years.
See below for some of the most common solar panel systems.