PV solar panels installed in the 1960s are still generating today.
Expect 80% generating capacity remaining after twenty years, including manufacturers warranty and installer warranty of ten years. A three-decade lifespan is standard.
Can they replace energy bills?
No. You won't be able to replace totally, but you can expect free electricity, hot water and vehicle mileage for the majority of the year.
How can PV extend the life of my boiler?
50% of all systems installed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Norway were to supply space heating systems, while in Sweden and Canada it was more. These countries have a similar climate to the UK.
PV-heating converters extend the lifespan of your boiler because your boiler won't fire up as often.
On sunny days, temperatures of 75 Celcius can be achieved (45 Celcius is hot enough for bathing). This figure is dependent on microclimate, geographical position and a PV-heat converter being installed.
Can they add value to my property?
A 2009 survey by MORI found people are willing to pay more for a solar-equipped home compared to one without.
Do I need to clean my solar panels?
Solar panels have a self-cleaning glass surface. However, depending on your location, and may be more prone to environmental dirt, i.e. Tree resin, urban dust or bird poo. If these are an issue, then most window cleaners can clean.
Will solar panels produce all my electricity?
In most cases, no, but this depends on your consumption rate and the size of the system installed. Large-sized systems might be able to while running alongside a battery storage device.
Roof or ground-mounted?
Yes. On an A-frame to angled at 20 and 50°.
How does PV charge a battery storage?
Today, we can generate and store power for evening use.
Self-consumption using a battery storage is a modern way to power your lifestyle. These PV systems generate approx 4,500 kWh per year easily and so storage is a useful addition.
Battery storage devices retain 80% charging capacity after twenty years.
"Our solar panel system seems to be on course to earn me the predicted revenue. Putting the purchase price into a saving account would produce little-to-nothing. The numbers speak for themselves. I'm proud to be the first on our street to install and reducing my bills too. Happy to recommend." Mr. Driver, Yorkshire.
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