Solar photovoltaic panels use the energy absorbed from sunlight to generate electricity. Once installed on your property, the electricity generated by the panels is fed into your home, reducing your energy demand on the National Grid and so reducing your electricity bills. Plus, any surplus electricity which your household does not use can be sold back to the National Grid, and thanks to the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) introduced by the government in 2010, you receive an income from the government as a reward for generating electricity from a solar installation, regardless of how much of that electricity you consume yourself.
The Feed-In Tariff pays a premium for energy generated by eco-friendly energy systems like solar panels. It was introduced by the government to encourage investment in renewable energies and is designed to generate a 5-8% return for customers. The result of this income is that many people now consider the installation of solar PV as a financial investment as well as a carbon-saving alternative to consuming energy generated by conventional fossil fuel plants.
Payments are guaranteed for 20 years after the day you register.
Payments are received for all energy that you generate, regardless of whether it is used or sold back to the National Grid.
An additional export tariff is paid on top of this.
For peace of mind and assurance of quality workmanship, Wirral Eco Homes is accredited or certified by the following bodies: