How to Save on Your Energy Bills with Solar Panels 

Solar Panel and Energy Savings

Energy prices have risen considerably in recent years, so it’s no surprise that people are reaching out to solar PV specialists for a more economical and affordable solution. Solar panel installation harnesses natural sunlight to power your home and is designed to reduce your reliance on the National Grid. With that in mind, here’s how to save on your energy bills using renewable solar panel technology and efficient battery storage.

  • Make Use of Solar Generated Energy

Solar energy can reduce your need for paid energy considerably and take the stress out of operating your home. The sun’s energy is converted from DC energy to usable AC energy by an inverter and can even be stored via a battery for later consumption. This means you can tap into solar power in the evening when the sun has set or during periods of high demand when energy prices are higher. While disconnecting from the National Grid completely might not be possible, solar panels give households choice and a more cost-effective source of energy.

  • Heat Your Water with Solar

If you worry about energy prices every time you take a bath or do the dishes, it might be time for a rethink. The good news is that the sun’s energy can be used to heat the water in your tank at home. Solar PV panels produce energy from the sun. They can therefore be coupled with an immersion heater on the hot water tank to produce free hot water using a Solar PV optimiser – sometimes referred to as a power diverter. This will put your mind at ease and allow you to be freer with your hot water consumption, knowing it won’t cost the earth. Speak to solar PV installers in Kent for more information. 

  • Use Solar Energy to Charge Your Electric Car

With diesel and petrol cars set to be phased out in the not-so-distant future, electric motoring will be something we all adopt. And solar energy can facilitate a cheaper charging process. All you need is a PV inverter unit that converts solar energy into usable AC electricity. This will allow you to charge your EV with solar panels. Most solar panel systems come with a solar panel inverter as standard which is good news for motorists already adopting eco-friendly driving.

  • Sell Energy Back to the Grid

Not only can you save on your energy bills with solar panels, but you can also sell excess energy back to the National Grid to make a bit of extra money. Under the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), you will be paid for every unit of electricity that you feed back. Now that’s got to be a good reason to invest in a solar battery.

Saving money on energy bills doesn’t have to be complicated. Seek expert advice on solar panel installation and get the right number of panels for your average energy consumption. Families of four will need more panels than a person living alone in a smaller property, but experts will do all the calculations for you.