How it works
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells do not need direct sunlight to work, they can still generate electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the daylight into electricity via an inverter (usually situated in the loft), which can be used to run household appliances and lighting. Any excess electricity the house does not use is exported to the national grid automatically.
Reduce your electricity bills
With a Wise Green Energy solar PV system you will be able to reduce electricity bills by up to 50%. The system will supply some or all of your power, rather than using mains electricity.
The Feed-in Tariff is a government-backed scheme that gives financial rewards to households and businesses who use solar PV panels to generate their own electricity. Even if you use all the electricity in your home or business generated from your solar PV panels, you still receive the Feed-in-Tariff payment.
The payments are guaranteed for 20 years and index linked, which means they offer an inflation proof return that’s hard to beat, especially when compared to interest rates or ISA’s offered by high street banks and building societies.
For more information on the Government Feed-in-Tariff please contact your Wise Green Energy Consultant by clicking this link. It’s time to get wise.
Electricity generated, by domestic solar PV panels, which you do not use in your home, is automatically exported to the National Grid. You will receive an extra payment for any excess electricity not used, on top of already being paid to generate electricity in the first place.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Solar panels can reduce your household carbon footprint as well as your fuel bills. Every unit of electricity we use from the National Grid emits around 0.5kg of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Did you know?
- The typical UK house uses around 4945 kilo watt hours (kWh) or units of electricity each year
- This electricity consumption means around 2.5tonnes of CO2 is emitted to the atmosphere (this is purely from your electricity consumption and doesn't include your CO2 emissions from heating etc).
- A south facing, un-shaded, 4kW solar system would generate around 3400kWh each year, which would reduce CO2 emissions by around 1.7tonnes each year.
Add Value to Your Home
Improving the energy efficiency of a home can add up to 38% to its value, a report for the Department of Energy and Climate Change has found.
The study – carried out by academics at the University of Cambridge, University College London, and University of Reading – examined 300,000 property sales in England between 1995 and 2011.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). Between 1995 and 2011 across England the average potential increase moving from a property band G to property band A or B was 14% in value where people had improved their EPC.
Making your home more energy efficient will increase your energy efficiency rating and as energy prices rise this will undoubtedly become a more important factor to prospective buyers.
Free Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Every Wise Green Energy order now includes a free EPC (if required), providing you with the peace of mind that your property will be eligible to claim the highest possible rate of the Feed-in Tariff. Any other energy improvements which could be made to your home will also be highlighted to you.