Solar panels can be install on roofs and other outside surfaces to generate electricity and heat by capturing sunlight. Most solar panels will still generate energy on a cloudy day.
Installing solar panels on your roof can bring many benefits:
- It is better for the environment- solar power doesn’t use fossil fuels or create carbon dioxide or other air pollutants when generating power.
- It can save you money – depending on your energy usage and how much solar energy you produce.
- In the UK, you might be supported financially by the UK government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme. For example, you can sell your electricity back to the National Grid. The Feed-In Tariff scheme will also pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
When installing solar panels, you will need consider the cost, maintenance costs and any relevant planning permissions or local legislation. If you are in the UK, here are some things you might need to consider when installing solar panels or renewable energy sources in your own home. If you are in the USA, you can find more information here about installing solar panels and renewable energy sources in your own home.