The benefits of Solar Energy
Converting the freely available solar rays from the sun into clean electricity and heat has many advantages. Here are just some of the benefits related to using solar energy as a renewable energy source for your home or business.
Reducing your impact on the environment
Starting with the green aspect. Solar energy has the least negative impacts on the environment in comparison to other forms of energy generation. Solar energy does not produce greenhouse gases or pollute our water supply. It does not create noise pollution and requires little in the way of maintenance compared to other green energy solutions.
It works everywhere
You may think that because you live in Scotland, the idea of having solar panels is laughable. But with the latest in solar panel technology, as long as there is sunshine, solar energy can be captured and used. Scotland has anywhere between 1000 and 1500 hours of sunshine per year depending on where you are. And those are all hours that can be used to generate energy collected from the sun.
Reducing energy bills
When you take advantage of solar panels, you take advantage of the cost savings that come with it. Generating your own electricity means that you will rely less on ‘the grid’. This will translate into savings on your energy bill and if you sell unused electricity back to the grid, it can become a source of income. And the more energy you can capture from solar panels, the less you need from your supplier and the more you can sell.
Peak times of sun matching electricity peaks
Electricity is in demand the most between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. And this is also when you can take the most advantage of the sun. Electricity generated from solar panels during these times can lower the cost of the electricity you need to purchase from the national grid.
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From survey and design, through to installation and maintenance, we offer turnkey solutions for your business and its solar panel needs.
At Low Energy Services, we provide an extensive portfolio of services and solutions such as energy monitoring, control strategy analysis, building heat leakage analysis, design, supply, installation and maintenance of renewable technologies, and general advice on how to make your building as efficient as it can be.
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