Global demand means that the cost of solar panels has fallen over the last few years and is likely to keep dropping for the foreseeable future.

The technology itself will also evolve over time. The efficiency of solar cells is improving, and ideas that are currently in the lab may be on roofs within the next few years.

For those who aren’t so keen on the aesthetics of solar panels, solar tiles could be an option. At the moment this is a significantly more expensive and less efficient way of doing things, but with various technical companies jumping into the market, big improvements are expected.

There may even be a future role for entirely transparent solar windows. For now, solar panels can still make sense for many homes. It’s all a matter of having a clear idea of what your motivation for investing is and once established, finding practical ways to get the best out of an installation.

Future renovations?

Installing solar when you’re already taking on other work can also improve the return on investment. If you’re undertaking a loft conversion or changing your roof, scaffolding will already be up – an expensive part of installation that you’re likely to be able to deduct from the fee charged by solar installers.

Skylights can also be placed in a way to ensure the most panels can be fitted. More panels, more electricity, more benefit.

Beyond the financial implications of adding solar to an existing job, there are clear convenience benefits. Disruption is minimised, and it may well be easier to run electrical wiring and connect to the grid while other work is going on.

Help?

Should you wish to discuss making your home more energy efficient please do make contact and one of our consultants will be happy to assist.

Future of solar power
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Future of solar power
Global demand means that the cost of solar panels has fallen over the last few years and is likely to keep dropping for the foreseeable future. The technology itself will also evolve over time. The efficiency of solar cells is improving, and ideas that are currently in the lab may be on roofs within the next few years. For those who aren’t so keen on the aesthetics of solar panels, solar tiles could be an option. At the moment this is a significantly more expensive and less efficient way of doing things, but with various technical companies jumping into the market, big improvements are expected. There may even be a future role for entirely transparent solar windows. For now, solar panels can still make sense for many homes. It’s all a matter of having a clear idea of what your motivation for investing is and once established, finding practical ways to get the best out of an installation. Future renovations? Installing solar when you’re already taking on other work can also improve the return on investment. If you’re undertaking a loft conversion or changing your roof, scaffolding will already be up – an expensive part of installation that you’re likely to be able to deduct from the fee charged by solar installers. Skylights can also be placed in a way to ensure the most panels can be fitted. More panels, more electricity, more benefit. Beyond the financial implications of adding solar to an existing job, there are clear convenience benefits. Disruption is minimised, and it may well be easier to run electrical wiring and connect to the grid while other work is going on. Help? Should you wish to discuss making your home more energy efficient please do make contact and one of our consultants will be happy to assist.
2018-04-23 09:04:58
2018-04-23 09:04:58
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