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5 reasons why you should invest in a Solar PV system Five benefits of using Solar Energy Solar energy describes the way we generate electricity from daylight using solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Each solar panel contains many solar cells that can convert daylight into an electric current that is fed into an inverter. An inverter is a device that contains the necessary technology to make your generated power suitable for the mains circuit around your home. You can then use this electricity to power your home appliances and lights. There are many benefits to investing in a solar energy system. Here we have highlighted our top 5 reasons why this would be a sensible investment to help you decide if solar energy is right for you. 1. Save money and reduce your energy bills In 2022 the cost of power has increased dramatically not once but twice, and despite the price cap guaranteed by the government, we are still seeing unit costs more than double what they were just over 12 months ago, with no reduction in sight. One of the major benefits of solar power is that daylight is free – so you only need to pay for your solar equipment and installation. You can then recover the cost of your investment from the electricity you generate. Depending on the type of system you choose and other factors such as your house position in relation to the sun and the tilt of your roof, a typical installation could save you approximately £600* a year on your energy bills. *Savings are based on a system of 14 x 325W solar panels and a 10kWh battery on a south-facing property in the West Midlands with no shading and a tilt of 40 degrees. 2. Store your power to use when you need it Your new solar panels will generate power for your home throughout the day but what about at night or when you produce more than you need? Fitting a Solar Battery as a part of your new system will store any surplus electricity you generate ready to use at night or when your requirements are higher. Multiple batteries can be installed together to increase your storage capacity, and can be added at a later date – so you can ‘upgrade’ your system if you find you have more generated power than you can handle. Click here to learn more