How much does solar power cost?
Rising electricity prices
As energy prices around the country soar and concern about electricity bills mounts, solar panels are increasingly being installed by homeowners wishing to take advantage of a system that produces greener energy and insulates them from rising energy prices.
Get the most from your solar panels
- Improve the energy efficiency in your home to save up to 30% on your bills. You can do this by turning off appliances, using the dishwasher and washing machine only when full and purchasing energy-efficient appliances.
- Assess what energy you currently use and the system capacity you need.
- Check if your roof faces the right direction. North-facing panels have the most sunshine hours.
- Ensure there are no trees, power lines or other structures shading your roof. As soon as there is shade on a solar panel it dramatically reduces the output of that panel.