Thursday, 16 February 2012

Solar Panel Efficiency - reducing complaints about inefficiency

Switching from your traditional energy sources (gas, oil and coal-based), something which you have so excessively and easily relied on for so long, to a renewable energy source such as the sun can seem a daunting prospect. With many potential converters complaining and worrying about the efficiency of this power resource, all you have to do is look around you to realise that the sun isn’t going anywhere fast and is in fact the most efficient and reliable renewable energy source available. Think about it, the sun is a vast continuous series of nuclear explosions – loads of energy is released all the time.
With thousands of people already utilising the advantages of solar power, there’s really no need to to shout out complaints if it’s solar power efficiency you’re concerned about. In just one day the earth receives enough solar energy to provide for the electricity consumption for 5.9 billion people for 27 years, now if that isn’t efficient I don’t know what is. But if you’ve still got your reservations then you’ll also be pleased to know that solar panels actually convert daylight rather than direct sunlight into energy meaning that even in our UK, cloud filled skies, you can still generate power.
So now that you’re clear on solar panel efficiency when it comes to their output, how about when it comes to generating your savings? Well when you think an average household that switches to solar power can expect to generate almost £1000 per year the answer is pretty clear. As not only will your energy bills be significantly reduced, but you’ll be fed into the government’s Feed in Tariff, which means that the government will reward you with payments for every unit of energy you make and use and in many cases you’ll generate a surplus which you can sell back to the National Grid.
So when it comes to solar power efficiency there really is no question, simply get in touch with Solar King UK today to find out more.
Image sourced from the Wikipedia article on photovoltaics.