By having solar panels, you’ll gain a better score on your EPC, and your property will become more attractive to buyers. EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate that rates the energy efficiency of the building. The building will be given a rating between A – G. The EPC will also include tips and the most cost-effective ways to improve your homes energy rating. Not only that, they’ll get the benefits immediately without any of the cost or hassle of installing them.
The benefits of solar panels are significant savings on your electricity bills and could generate half of your annual building electricity. They protect the environment by reducing the carbon footprint of your home by 80% in one year, as well as more people turning to renewable energy as the cost of gas and electricity is increasing. It can be harnessed in all areas of the world and is available every day. We cannot run out of solar energy, unlike some of the other sources of energy. Solar panels don’t affect the household as they don’t create any noise and don’t need much maintenance. Finally, they can increase your property value. Some studies show that installing solar panels can increase your property value by an average of £30,000 across the UK.
Previously, solar panels were installed unattractively in a mixture of portrait and landscape formats. However, as the new technology behind solar panels has improved, more people are getting them installed as they look more attractive. The panels are now black, so when they sit on dark tiles or slates, they look like part of the roof and seem more aesthetic. Installing solar panels can make your property seem attractive to some buyers and could give you that much-needed edge in the property market when the time comes to sell. 4 in 10 people say solar panels are to be the most desired extra on a home.