This Diagram shows the Average Total
Solar Rays over the UK falling on one Metre Square surface (Inclined 30 Degrees
to the Horizontal. Measured in Kilowatt Hours
+ Reduce your carbon footprint: Solar power
electricity is a green, renewable energy that doesn't release harmful carbon
dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants. A typical domestic PV system can save around
1200 kg of CO2 per year – so over its life that is approximately 30 tonnes!
+ Cut your energy costs: Sunlight is
free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your energy costs will be
significantly less. A PV system will typically produce around 40% of the
electricity a household uses in a year. + Sell electricity back to the Grid:
One of the significant benefits of installing solar in the UK before 31st March
2012 means you will be able to sell the electricity you make back to the grid
under the government’s Feed-in Tariff system (FIT’s), at the maximum rate. For
the average home this should amount to an annual tax-free income of £1,000* or
when you can't use it and someone else can - you can still make money. Make full
use of the solar power available.+ Store electricity for a cloudy day:
If your home isn't connected to the national grid you can store excess
electricity in batteries to use when you need it. +
Guaranteed Income: Government legislation guarantees this index linked tax-free
income for the next 25 years.
do you use in your home > Kilo-
is a prefix in the metric system denoting multiplication of the unit by one
thousand. one kilowatt is 1000 watts .
The kilowatt hour is a unit of energy equal to 1000
watt hours. Energy in watt hours is the
multiplication of power in watts and time in hours.