As energy costs continue to go up in the United Kingdom (or in every other part of the globe, for that matter), the number of consumers looking for methods to lower their energy consumption also increases. Because of this, many resort to sacrificing convenience and comfort, especially when it comes to heating and cooling.
How much you pay your electricity service
In the United Kingdom, back in 2011, UK consumers paid around GBP .14 pence/kWh. An average household consumes about 4,600 kWh on a yearly basis, translating to an annual cost of GBP 644.00. And this number applies just for a typical household. The more the appliances and electricity-using devices you have and use regularly, the higher your electricity bill goes.
The technology that you should consider investing in ASAP
Much thanks to other energy sources now available in the UK though, you do not have to compromise the quality of living in your home. By choosing to invest in installing solar panels, you can save money, especially on your heating and cooling costs, while also enjoying rebates and the fact that you are reducing your household’s carbon footprint.
Will this technology produce adequate energy for your household?
One of the most frequently asked questions about solar panels is how much energy they produce.
It depends on the system itself, as they come in different types, with varying outputs. Domestic systems have an output range starting from 1 to 5kW. For a small household, a 2 t 3kW unit is already sufficient, while a larger household requires either a 3 or 4kW solar panel system.
The bottom line: Free energy every year
To give you an idea on these systems’ power efficiency, take a look at these examples for an average 4kWsystem, which generates free electricity amounting to about 3,400kWh annually.
This kind of power translates to more than 4,850 hours of washing machine usage, nearly 97,150 hours of a powered-on refrigerator, and over 1,400 hours of using an electricity-powered oven.