You may have heard in the news recently that energy companies are due to hike their prices.
British Gas has just announced it is to raise electricity prices for the first time in three years, with its standard variable tariff set to increase by a significant 12.5% in September.
Consumers are outraged at the harsh rise, with over 3 million customers expected to suffer as a result.
Green Energy Electrical have just completed another two commercial photovoltaic solar panel systems for customers in Tilbury, Essex.
One installation had 36 x 275W poly solar panels making a 9.9KW system. The other installation had 24 x 285W mono solar panels making a 6.84KW system.
With annual electricity production expected to exceed 13,000 kWh, the PV solar panels will be a huge benefit.
Our local Village Hall at Highwood is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Essex. Not only does it have 76 solar panels on its roof, but it was built using recycled materials, has an air source heat pump and solar thermal panels, is super insulated and harvests and recycles rain water from the roof.
As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, now is a great time to have your solar panels cleaned, ready for the summer when you can expect much more production.
Why allow dirty solar panels to hamper your production when they can be cleaned so easily?
There have been recent reports of poor solar PV system performance from owners who are concerned about their productivity
A quick look on the Met Office website presents a probable cause; 2015 was a fairly dreary year.
Although it started off well, with the first four months of the year seeing good amounts of sunshine, things turned in May. Sunshine was slightly below normal in many areas and the UK received 95% of average sunshine hours.