Make the move to solar energy for efficient living.
Save money, reduce your carbon footprint and start living efficiently.
For years now, people have been talking about using alternative energy sources to heat and light their homes more efficiently. There are quite a few choices too. There’s no escaping the fact that, in this country as well as in the rest of the world, in our homes and in the way we live, real steps have got to be taken to reduce our carbon emissions. We can only achieve this by cutting down on the amount of non-renewable energy we use and being more efficient in our use of energy. We also need to get better at generating energy by more sustainable means.
The need for change is further emphasised by conventional energy costs which keep on going up and up. The truth is many households are very keen to embrace the notion of living with renewable energy for the home. However, for most, the greatest barrier has been the high initial cost and the very long pay-back period before you actually get a return on your investment. The recent introduction of attractive government backed tariffs for renewable energy generation has removed this barrier.
Wind energy, air, ground, water and sun all offer a number of benefits and, at Efficient Living we have studied all of them very closely indeed.
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Make solar energy pay for your living
A very exciting opportunity that makes good sense – and can bring you an income.
The government has introduced a number of schemes to encourage home owners to reduce their CO2 emissions by investing in renewable energy. At Efficient Living we are enthusiastically embracing these schemes to help you save – and even make money from renewable energy.
Feed-in tariffs for solar electricity systems
If you generate electricity from renewable sources, energy suppliers will pay you an amount for all the electricity you generate, plus an extra payment for all surplus energy you export to the grid. So as soon as you have your solar electricity system installed by Efficient Living, you can expect your electricity bill to reduce and assuming your usage remains the same, you could start to generate an income from your feed-in tariff.
Here’s how it works
Your energy supplier will pay you a set rate for every unit or kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity you generate. This tariff is index-linked and tax free, increasing with inflation. Currently, this generation tariff is 15.44 per unit generated. For every unit of energy you generate, but do not use and export to the grid, you will receive another 4.5p. And because you are generating some of your own electricity your bills will be lower because you will be buying less from your supplier.
Solar power – The key to efficient living
The sun is the most essential star in the solar system and is considered not only the brightest star in the universe but one of the most important energy sources on Earth. One of the great things that the sun provides mankind is solar power. Solar power is considered to be the most essential renewable source of energy since the sun continuously provides power everywhere.
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight to electricity, either directly with the utilization of photovoltaic energy or indirectly through concentrated power. Developments and improvements in technology are improving all the time and traditional use of technology can now be transformed using solar power. Less expensive than other energy sources because it comes from the sun and is therefore free, it could be considered the epitome of efficient living. All in all, solar power can reduce household expenditure, provide employment and opportunities for investment.
Efficient living also means lack of harm to the environment. Solar power is an environment-friendly and emission-free source of energy. Non-polluting, it minimizes the use of harmful chemicals that might destroy the environment. As long as there is sun it can be used in any type of location, however remote. It is economic and highly efficient and used in solar calculators, solar ovens, solar dryers and refrigerators, to name but a few.
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Due to continuing technological development solar power is now efficient and affordable for all. However for various reasons not all houses are suitable so Efficient Living can make an assessment and discuss with you whether it will be the best form of alternative energy for you before you commit.