Since the UK’s energy regulator, Ofgem, increased the energy price cap last August, households around the country have seen their bills peak. One of the main reasons has been the uplift in wholesale natural gas prices, which have swelled because of increased demand in Asia, and as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. As 85% of UK households are heated by gas boilers, the effects are widely felt. And, as electricity prices are directly linked to gas prices, there’s no relief there either.
If you’ve searched for energy-saving tips, you’re likely to have discovered small measures, such as switching off appliances when not in use, or buying energy-saving gadgets. While good habits like these are positive steps, they’re unlike to drastically lower your energy bills. Why? Because they don’t tackle our reliance on gas. So, what’s the solution?
Solar panels are the best option when it comes to making your home more energy efficient, saving on energy bills whilst reducing your carbon footprint.
Plus, solar panels provide a great return on investment. With a standard or hybrid inverter, or additional battery storage, you can send excess energy back to the grid and claim the Smart Export Guarantee with your supplier. And, contrary to what you might expect, solar panels even work on overcast and rainy days.
In fact, ‘Do solar panels work on cloudy days?’ is one of the most common questions we hear at Peak Solar. Rest assured; solar panels continue to generate electricity even at night – but the amount of energy produced does vary.
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