solar electric panelsSolar panels harness the sun’s energy, or solar energy, and convert the light, via photovoltaic cells or PV cells, into an electrical source which feeds the electrical circuits within your home to power your home appliances. Solar power electricity, created by solar energy panels, is a sound and stable source of electricity which won’t cut out no matter how dull or overcast the weather conditions.

Naturally the electric solar panels can only function during the day when there is a good amount of light so your appliances will only receive the solar electricity during the daylight hours. Any solar electricity which hasn’t been utilized after this time is measured and then rerouted back to the grid, allowing you to gain a little cash back from your electricity provider for once.

The economic advantages of having solar electric panels installed really do speak for themselves, with uncapped, free of charge electricity through the day and recompense for any unused electricity generated, a reduction on the charges from your local energy supplier as you are only using their electric power at night and a possible grant through the government or your local authority towards having the solar energy panels installed.

With both the financial savings you can make as well as the fact that the solar electric panels are completely environmentally friendly it truly is well worth giving some consideration to having solar energy panels added. Having said that, there are a few factors that you’ll want to keep in mind and that may cause difficulties for installation so be sure you employ a highly regarded company who will be able to assist and advice you on whether your home is suitable for solar electric panel installment.

Your selected solar panel installation company will send out a team of surveyors to assess your property before installation. These surveyors will be looking out for various important points, 1. whether your premises has been erected in a conservation area or possibly is a listed building 2. whether your homes roof is in need of significant repair or not stable enough to support the solar energy panels and 3. whether your roofing is totally obstructed from natural light through other buildings or large trees in the vicinity or is north facing.

These points don’t completely rule out your property being fitted with solar energy panels, they might simply be a minor set back, and an advisor with the solar panel installment company will be able to determine if the procedure can go ahead in addition to utilizing their crew of skilled builders to repair your roofing damage prior to installment if need be. Even though south facing roofs are more likely to achieve 100% output solar power electric panels for the residence can be fixed to east and west facing roofing with very effective results and the great thing is there is no need to apply for planning permission except under very exceptional circumstances for example installment on a listed building.

The price of having electric solar panels fitted greatly depends on your roofing structure but again the surveyors can take all of this into account when calculating the installation costs. It’s really worth keeping in mind that you might qualify for a grant or funding to help towards costs of the installation of the solar energy panels and if not you’ll still regain your initial outlay over the next few years anyhow.

Electric solar power panels tend to be fairly low maintenance and, if installed in the correct way, shouldn’t cause any concerns. Your solar electric panels will include a 5 year product guarantee, a 10 year guarantee of a 90% output and a twenty-five year guarantee of an 80% output.