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Are you thinking of going green this year and want to invest in residential solar panels – you are not alone. On average, more than 4,000 solar panels are installed in the UK every month.

In this article, we are diving into 7 benefits of solar energy which can help you make an informed decision to ensure you have a greener, cleaner energy efficient home.


How do solar panels work?

Solar technologies work by converting sunlight into electrical energy either through photovoltaic (PV) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. An inverter converts this energy from direct current into alternating current for use to power household items.

This energy can be used to generate electricity. Solar energy systems come in all shapes and sizes. The most popular residential systems are found on rooftops across the UK

THE WOODHOUSE WAY: Our top 7 benefits when investing in solar energy.

1. A truly renewable energy source.

Unlike other sources of energy, solar power is a renewable energy source. Solar power is available every day globally and will not run out. In short, if there is sun, there is solar energy.

2. Do your bit for the planet.

One of the key benefits of solar panels is the feel-good factor. Solar panels don’t pollute the earth with any greenhouse gases or emissions, making them a much cleaner option than other energy sources. Solar power is one of the world’s cleanest and most sustainable energy sources. So, if you choose to invest in solar panels, you’ll be satisfied knowing you’re doing your part for the planet.

3. Save yourself money and reduce your energy bills.

With the typical household’s energy bill on the rise, more an more people are investing in renewable energy sources to provide energy to their homes. Generating your own electricity means that you will be using less from the utility supplier.

4. They’re low maintenance.

Residential solar panels boast an impressive life span of 20-25 years, and in some cases, longer if properly maintained. Once the installation process is complete, solar panels require little to no maintenance. During installation they’re often placed at an angle, the rain will wash away dirt and dust, ensuring your solar panels are as efficient as possible.

5. Solar panels don’t need constant sunlight to work.

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t need to be sunny for solar panels to work. Even though maximum efficiency is reached when the sun is shining, electricity is still produced on cloudy days and during winter.

When the sun is shining brightly, your panels will of course produce more energy, however, no electricity can be produced at night.

6. Green until the end of life.

Solar panels are extremely practical in the installation stage and also when it is time to remove or replace them. They are usually easy to dismantle and the materials used in them can be reclaimed, recycled and reused further reducing the environmental impact of this kind of energy.

7. Economic growth.

A large part of the cost associated with solar energy comes from installing the panels. This contributes to local job creation. Investing in installations of solar panels boosts the economy and provides positive effects on the local community

At Woodhouse Environmental Services our goal is energy independence – start your solar journey with us today.