Renewable Energy

Solar energy for the future

The Solar Futures Study finds that solar energy could power about 14% of transportation end uses by 2050. This reveals just how important it is for us to increase our use of solar energy and other sustainable sources in order to meet our transportation needs. Solar power could provide a clean and stable source of electricity that would reduce emissions, improve air quality and make transport more efficient while also reducing costs. We need to ensure that the technologies behind solar...

Solar Energy


Can putting Solar panels on your house save you money?
Quick answer is YES.

Can they pay back what they cost in a reasonable time?
Well, this isn't as straight forward. This depends on how much energy you use and how much cost per unit it is. Having a 4kw system on the house it took around 7 years to pay for itself, and energy costs was around 16p per kwH. Things have changed since having the panels installed. Cost of electric is over double what it was. Also any...
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