Solar. Is it fact or fiction?

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15th August 2016

Solar panels are one of the most cost-efficient ways to generate your very own domestic energy. However, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about solar… from how much it costs to whether or not there’s any point in installing them given the less-than-sunny UK climate! So let’s separate the fact from the fiction…

FICTION: Solar is expensive

In years gone by, solar might have had a reputation for being pricey. But that’s all changed. When you choose Solarplicity, a typical 3kW system consisting of 12 panels will

cost as little as £3,500 – and remember, you’ll earn money due to the government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme too. And that’s on top of lower electricity bills.

FACT: Solar doesn’t need the sun to work

Whilst it’s true that solar panels are more effective in sunnier weather, they will still generate substantial amounts of energy even when it’s a cloudy day. Also worth considering: the world’s leading solar power is Germany – a country with a similar climate to the UK!

FICTION: You can’t switch electricity providers

The solar panels on your roof – along with your Feed-in Tariff – are yours. Because they’re not linked to one particular energy supplier, you’re free to switch as often as you like, so you always get the best deal.