It is one of the big questions of recent years. People are completely clear on the benefits of solar panels, and why they should have them, but they still remain undecided about having them installed in their homes.
Here, we hope to be able to offer some advice on solar panels, making it easier for you to answer the question of whether or not you should pay for them.
One of the most famous furniture stores in the world (they’re Swedish) offer solar panels for the price of between £6 – 9k. That is a lot of money, and this is one of the main reason why people are still hesitant about paying for the things.
Even though they will save money over time, and they are better for the environment as a source of household energy, the cost can seem quite prohibitive.
However, there are some schemes that companies are putting in place to help people have solar panels at reduced cost. Some Ccompanies offer free solar panels to consumers, and instead make up their costs by taking the feed-in tariff.
Whichever way you go, we’ve put together a few reasons why you should pay for your solar panels yourself.
You should buy solar panels if you can actually afford them. Those upfront costs (average £6,000) are no small matter, and that is before anything else is added on top. But buying them yourself means that you get the tariff, and in the long run that will pay off. If you can manage the solar panel upfront cost, we say go for it.
If you want to earn extra money for the household this is where the tariff comes into effect. Any extra energy that you generate through the solar panels that you have bought can be sold on to the National Grid.
Over time, this can really mount up, and many households around the country are finding that it is a great way to make some extra money. If you had the panels for free through a supplier, this is the money that goes to them.
If you bought the panels yourself, any extra energy will make profit, and that goes directly to you.
Energy prices are meant to go up over time, but if you’ve plumped for solar energy, you should find that your cost remains low. Solar power looks very good against conventional energy as regards price increases, and it is important to note that this trend will continue as conventional energy simply becomes more expensive.
Take the time to understand the benefits of solar power and the question as to whether or not you should have it is answered. The question of paying for it is another matter. Hopefully, this article has shown why it is a good idea to pay upfront.