Solar Panels on New Build Homes
Solar panels are fast becoming the norm on homes up and down the country as well as on new build properties. Government targets which must be met regarding the UK’s carbon emissions have seen a substantial rise in the number of new builds being fitted with panels as standard. Many council properties too are currently having solar panels installed.
When panels are built directly onto a property during the production stage, it works out much cheaper than if they were to be added a later date. In most cases, the solar panels are fitted to the roof, replacing more conventional forms of roofing such as slates and tiles. Fitting them during production also means that they are likely to be more durable than if they were added onto an existing roof. Additionally, they are likely to be more aesthetically pleasing as they can be made to look tasteful and match the surroundings. in fact, most panels are fitted so they appear to be a large dormer window at first glance.
In March 2012, the Conservative MP, John Stevenson said he believes “it should be compulsory to fit solar panels to all new homes in the UK”. If the UK is to keep up with Europe regarding a lowering of carbon emissions, this statement could well be considered vital and people will have to face up to the fact that solar panel systems will soon be considered a must.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels work as daylight comes into contact with them. They do not need direct sunlight in order to function – which is clearly a bonus considering this country’s changeable climate. The light is then converted into energy to power the home with electricity or hot water. They are guaranteed to last for at least twenty five years and rarely does anything go wrong with the panel itself.
An initial assessment from a solar panel company will assess the roof space available, making certain that it is being built to hold the panels in place securely. Good access is required on the site for fitting and maintenance purposes. Additionally, the roof should not be over shadowed by other buildings or over hanging trees.
Benefits Of Solar Panels
Solar panels provide the new homeowner with many benefits. Not only will they be saving money on the cost of electricity, they will also benefit from tax free payments from the Feed in Tariff scheme. Solar panel installations also are known to significantly increase the value of the property itself.