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The Advantages of Solar Panels

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by AC Direct

An image of the team at AC Direct installing solar panels

Solar panels have become increasingly popular over the years in many parts of the world. More and more people are recognising the benefits of using solar panels, whether they have the sun all year round or not. In the latest blog post from AC Direct, we take a look at the advantages of solar panels.

Renewable Energy

One of the key advantages of solar panels is that they use a renewable energy source which does not negatively affect the environment. The sun spreads across every part of the world and is, therefore, a green way of harnessing energy that the world doesn’t have a shortage of.


The initial cost is what puts some people off from investing in solar panels, however the reduction in energy bills often more than makes up for the upfront expense.

How much you will save by investing in solar panels will depend on a few factors, namely the size of the solar system you invest in and how much energy you use. However, if you are connected to the grid and generate more energy than you use, the surplus will be exported back to the grid, meaning you will receive payments for that amount.

Low Maintenance

Solar panels do not require much maintenance and a full clean of the panels, which should be done around twice per year, will only set you back around £30. What’s more, solar panels typically come with a warranty of between 25 and 30 years, giving you the peace of mind that if should you incur any issues they will be solved by the manufacturer.

Weather Dependent

Although solar panels were originally used in areas that received a large amount of sunlight throughout the year, research has proven that such equipment can still be effective in other climates. In fact, it is estimated that London receives around 60% of solar energy compared to the equator, meaning solar panels are most certainly still an option for other climates.

Here at AC Direct, we have been heat pumps and solar panels for many years and welcome you to contact us should you have any questions regarding our services. Please call 020 8989 8989 today or fill out our online enquiry form.

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