With fossil fuels becoming a declining resource, many scientists have begun looking at new and alternative ways to generate power and protect our environment. One such method that has been in use for some time now is solar power, a process that draws energy from the sunlight to create electricity. We’ve compiled a list of some of the benefits associated with solar power, as a handy guide for you.
Solar power is known to provide a reliable and stable source of energy. The rising and setting of the sun is an extremely consistent event, and people know that sunset and sunrise and constants. People have been able to predict with high accuracy exactly when the sun will rise and set every day of the year. While the view of the sun can be obscured by unpredictable clouds, accurate seasonal and daily projections can be made for the amount of sunlight that will be received in different locations. This ability to predict the level of sun and plan for it makes solar power an extremely reliable source of energy. Solar power can also be a good way to save money. Putting solar PV panels on your roof is predicted to save you thousands of pounds on a long term basis. Solar panels are a definite long term investment which generates clean electricity and saves you money over a period of so many years. Another notable and important point is that once you have solar panels installed on your roof, you have an independent source of electricity which is completely yours, providing security and limiting the reliance on larger corporations. For more rural farms this is particularly more reassuring as the risk of a damaged power station or a fault in a company isn’t as problematic as it might be for those in cities.
Solar panels are a great consideration for farms and equestrian settings as there tends to be large roof spaces available, and they work particularly well with our Eurofive and Eurosix roofing products. If you are considering installing solar panels on any of our products, why not give us a call and one of our team can help you contribute to a cleaner, more environmentally friendly farming lifestyle.