A source of renewable energy, solar panels produce electricity using sunlight. Even on a cloudy day, a solar PV system can generate power, which helps Wirral homeowners to save money and reduce their carbon footprint as they soak up the sunlight coming in off the Dee or Mersey.
A typical installation can generate between 3,200 and 3,800kWh of solar energy per annum, which can almost cover the average family home’s annual electricity usage. Solar devices require very little maintenance and they can even generate homeowners extra income through the government’s Feed in Tariff incentives.
How can I finance it?
The costs of a typical installation are generally recovered within six to eight years, and the government’s Green Deal may be able to assist households on the Wirral peninsula. Launched in 2013, this loan scheme helps people to cover the cost of energy saving home improvements. If you qualify for finance under the initiative, you will repay the money you owe through your electricity bills.
Access to Green Deal starts with an assessment of your home, which identifies the measures you could take to reduce your energy costs. The resulting report details the estimated savings and expenses.