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:
- Is the installation of solar panels on your roof a good investment for you?
- Is your home suitable and what to expect during installations?
- How to get the most out of your solar panels
The Energy Saving Trust also have a very comprehensive guide to everything you might need to know about solar panels on their website.