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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

The county-wide action plan and how you can make a difference

Solar panels on the roof of a house

Installing solar panels on my home

There are two types of solar panels: photovoltaic solar panels (solar PV), which catch the sun's energy and convert it into electricity to power household goods and lighting; and solar thermal panels, which allow you to heat water using the sun's energy.

A typical home solar PV system could save around 1.3 to 1.6 tonnes of carbon per year, as well as potentially hundreds of pounds on your energy bills.

Some useful guidance and advice on suitability and installation of solar panels is included below:

The Energy Saving Trust also have a very comprehensive guide to everything you might need to know about solar panels on their website.