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"I can still remember that day like it was yesterday, the day I watched my installation and that was the day my enthusiasm for solar panels began."
A South, South East or South West facing roof is ideal. Solar panels work even on cloudy days in the UK and each sq/m of your roof receives between 900-1300 kWh a year.
"I can still remember that day like it was yesterday, the day I watched my first installation and that was the day my love affair with solar panels began."
"A decade ago, solar panels were considered exotic technology, but today you see them everywhere. However, the thought of "why doesn't every home benefit from this?" has never left me."
Times were very different when I was first introduced to this technology. Energy bills were still relatively cheap and what many now call 'the golden age of cheap energy' was only showing hints of coming to an end. Today we know differently, but with hindsight, maybe people should have prepared while the sun was still shining (pun intended).
Even today, people are only just waking up to the fact that we are proverbially snookered with our national energy policies. Current government policies are risking our landscape, health and local environment with toxic fracking processes in a desperate attempt to keep the lights on, while families are spending greater percentages of their household incomes on energy.
I advocate solar panels because they are a technology of independence.
Admittedly, they won't benefit you on a snowy day in February. However, neither will your family car, but that doesn't subtract from its usefulness for the rest of the year.
Solar panel technology will reduce your family's dependence on high rising energy costs - expected continually into your distant future. Additionally, grandchildren will one day ask what we did to prevent 'the environmental collapse' and I want to be able to say "I did something".
For anyone considering this technology, I would say this will be the best purchase you can make; not only this decade, but the next couple of decades too. The geopolitical landscape is already shifting unrecognisably.
From my experience and others, we generally report that most solar installers are a credit to the industry. However, to ensure you install the most beneficial technology at the right price, I have created a network of 'trusted installers' who can help you install the right technology for peace of mind.
And that's priceless.
"Feel the pride."
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