RENEWABLE – SOLAR PV
Save with our effective and efficient solar panels in Glasgow
Solar panels will allow you to have a more efficient, economical and greener home. Whether it’s a new solar panel installation or an upgrade of an existing one, DMS Installations in Glasgow, Scotland will be able to provide all the help you need. Contact us today for a quote.
- Funding through the FIT
- Free expert consultation
- Generate free electricity
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. Solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. They convert the sunlight into electricity, which can then be used to run household appliances and lighting.
By generating your own electricity you could save money on your energy bills. You could also be paid for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity that you generate through the government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT). Plus, if you have excess electricity generation then you can earn money by feeding any spare electricity into the Grid.
The benefits of using solar panel electricity systems are wide and varied, but it is their eco-friendly nature that has allowed them to grow in popularity as a top choice for many homes. For peace of mind when looking for a sustainable source of energy that reduces your home’s reliance on fossil fuel-based electricity, you needn’t look further than solar panels. At DMS we are committed to bringing our customers ideas that help save the planet and let you feel good about yourself while you boil your kettle and have a cup of tea.
Solar pv panels are one of the most accessible ways for homes to generate renewable electricity and can be installed in as little as a day. They do not require the space or construction that wind turbines do and are more accessible to the home than hydro-electricity, for instance, and can be left out of the way of damage and eyesight when they are placed atop roofs to catch sunlight day to day. In this way, they become unobtrusive and are not an eyesore. Maintenance is minimal as there are no moving parts in each panel, meaning less time consumed by call-outs for repairs. The only time they will need to be replaced is if they become inefficient or damaged, but this is fairly unlikely and panels naturally have years of use ahead of them guaranteed upon purchase. Cleaning the panels every so often will increase efficiency and allow for the panels to soak up solar energy to their maximum potential. Having solar panels installed at 15° can have the added benefit of allowing rain to run down and off the panel, cleaning them naturally. Otherwise, maintenance is fairly minimal.
Benefits of solar panel installation
- Cut your electricity bills
- Get paid for the electricity you generate
- Sell electricity back to the grid
- Cut your carbon footprint
How feed-in tariffs work
Selling your excess energy on to the Government can be a great way to gain a little extra cash in your pocket towards other bills or anything else you may require it for. There are some requirements, however.
Your solar panels must be fitted by a certified installer under the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme (MCS). Here at DMS Installations we are fully certified to provide you with solar panels and fit them for you, so you can use is in confidence. Contact us for more information about your requirements.
Rates for your energy per kWh vary. The amount you will get is dependent upon the size of your system, what technology you have installed, and when the system was installed. In central Scotland, a 4kWp system could, on average, pay out £400 a year from the Feed-in Tariff and save £200 on most energy bills every year, up to £400 if you use all the electricity during the daytime.
Your payment will come from your current energy provider.
There is also the added benefit of the export tariff – where you pay your energy back to your energy supplier. This has a flat rate of 4.85p per unit of electricity you sell to them, and you can sell up to half of the energy that you generate. You can also save yourself money on your electricity bills for the rest of the energy you use in your home.
Saving and making money from solar panels
By installing solar panels, you gain a way to generate your own energy without reliance on the grid for small electrical appliances in the home. Lighting, kettles, and other appliances can use the stored energy from your solar panels. While they use minimal energy daily, over the course of the year you could save yourself a substantial amount of money from your electricity bills and make use of the great source of energy the sun always provides on your own property. Ensuring that your solar panels are not obscured by overhanging trees or other objects is important when maximising how much money you wish to save and the amount of energy you will generate. Your installer will help find the best location to maximise your solar potential.
You can also find ways to move the generated energy that you do not use in the Government’s own buying scheme for renewable energy.
The team at DMS Installations in Glasgow, Scotland are can provide professional solar panel installation services. We have a variety of high-quality products to choose from and our expertise in Renewable energy means you can trust DMS Installations to install your solar panels quickly and with the minimum of fuss. As a driving force behind renewable energy in Scotland, DMS Installations can guide you through the whole process, from initial assessment and EPC, to advice, recommendations and final install.