Since its inception in 1992, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) has been devoted to promoting energy efficiency, energy conservation and the sustainable use of energy. As an independent, not-for-profit organization funded both by government and the private sector, there are few more trustworthy voices. So it’s good to see that they continue to highlight the benefits of solar electricity every chance they get!
On the Energy Saving Trust website, they’re currently highlighting all the benefits of switching to solar – which are many and varied. In particular, they focus on…
- Cutting electricity bills – after all, as the EST puts it, ‘sunlight is free’
- Get paid for the electricity you generate – here the Energy Saving Trust mention the government’s Feed-in Tariff… which pays you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it
- Sell it back to the grid – this is another huge selling point, with the EST pointing out that if you’re producing more electricity than you need, you can sell it back to the grid through the Feed-in Tariff scheme
- Going green – cutting your carbon footprint is good news for the planet, and with a typical home solar PV system you’ll save over a tonne and a half of carbon dioxide every single year
Plenty of reasons to choose solar… and all coming from a truly TRUSTworthy source.