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Solar is a clean was of producing both Electric (PV) or Hot Water (Thermal). Photovoltaic Solar electricity systems capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting. PV cells don't need direct sunlight to work - you can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.
Feed In Tariff - The Tariffs And How They Work
You want to reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills, become more self-sufficient in energy, and earn some extra income. The Feed-In Tariffs are a new Government-backed measure to make it worth your while to produce renewable electricity. There are three separate ways that the Tariffs help you make money from generating your own energy:
The Generation Tariff:
You earn a fixed income for every kilowatt hour of electricity you generate and use in your property.
The Export Tariff:
You earn an additional fixed income for every kilowatt hour of electricity you generate and sell back to the grid.
The bit you still buy from your electricity supplier:
When you can't generate enough electricity for your needs (if the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine) you still buy electricity from your utility company at the normal rates but it'll be much less electricity than you currently buy.
The average benefit for a standard 3 or 4 bedroom house would be just less than £1000 per year - based on 4,500kwh usage and the installation of 2.5kw Solar PV Panels. Electricity generated would return approx £800.00 per year, and the saving on the Electricity bill would reduce the average bill from £500.00 per year down to £300.00 per year, thus an electricity saving of approx £200.00