An increasing number of people in the south of England are deciding to have solar panels fitted to their homes. Spurred on by government schemes, a growing concern over sustainability and the environment, and others making the same leap, you’ll see more and more solar panel installations in areas like Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Bromley and Beckenham. Many have been installed by your own Tonbridge based domestic and commercial electrician, Elite Electrical Kent.
There are a number of benefits to solar panel installations. Most importantly, they are a renewable energy source. This means they produce clean energy without emitting harmful pollutants. You’ll no longer have to rely on a grid which is largely powered by finite resources which are rapidly running out, and damaging our ecosystem. Solar panels are an incredibly eco-friendly option that help you play a direct role in reducing carbon emissions.
But that’s not the only reason why many an electrician is receiving an increasing number of inquiries from Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Bromley and Beckenham residents interested in this form of work; solar panel installations can also save you significant amount of money on energy bills. You’ll be generating your own electricity, reducing the amount you have to draw from the grid. And this can be a fairly significant outgoing cost, especially these days when electricity bills are on the rise, and wages are stagnant.
One final reason to consider solar panel installations is the fact they can add value to a property. They increase a property's resale value as more and more homebuyers are looking for energy-efficient properties. This may mean that, when you come to sell up, the initial investment of the panels and getting in an electrician to install them has more than paid for itself!
As your local domestic and commercial electrician, we play a crucial role in the solar panel installation, a process we’d never recommend amateurs attempt due to the amount of steps and technical knowledge required; not to mention it can be dangerous to work at height with heavy materials, without proper training. And this is doubly the case when electrical work is in order.
Firstly, an Elite electrician will need to conduct an assessment of the property to determine the best location for your solar panels. We’ll assess the roof's angle, direction and shading to determine this; the goal is maximum efficiency and energy production from the solar panel installation.
Next, our electrician will install the solar panels on the roof, securing the panels and connecting them to the electrical system. The intermediary is referred to as an inverter, which converts the DC energy generated by the panels into usable AC electricity. This is then fed into a Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Bromley or Beckenham property’s system, providing power to home or business (we are both experienced domestic and commercial electricians).
We’ll also install a monitoring system which will allow you to track the energy production of the solar panels in real time. It’s important to know how much energy is being generated, and fantastic to see how much money you’re saving on energy bills due to the decision to invest in solar panel installation!