A little bit about Solar Panels and Storage

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  • Anasa_EONNext's Avatar
    Community Co-ordinator
    Hey everyone! It’s lovely to have you all here on the Community! I’d like to talk to you a little bit about Solar panels and storage.

    Solar panels - What are they?

    Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy, this could be either through photovoltaic which are known as PV panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.

    What is SEG solar?
    The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) replaces the FiT scheme which stands for Feed- in- Tariff. (SEG) will pay customers for renewable electricity that they have generated and then it’s put into the grid.
    Powering your home with solar energy has quickly become the fastest growing renewable energy solution around the world. Having solar panels on your roof can hep you become more independent from the National Grid and reduce your homes impact on the environment giving you a much better control over how and when your energy is used.

    Batteries and thermal storage

    A battery offers greater self-sustainability as you are not solely reliant on the Grid. Rather than exporting back to the grid you can just store up the solar power you generate throughout the day to use during the evening or whenever you want!

    Did you know..? Typically a 12 panel solar system and a 5.2kW battery could see savings of up to £809 a year on your home's electricity bill.

    If you have solar panels or storage we'd love to hear you! have you made any savings yet? or just share your experience for anyone that is thinking about it 😊
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  • Andy65's Avatar
    Level 3
    I would certainly consider a solar and battery installation, however with a payback period of circa 10 years it's never going to happen.
  • Anasa_EONNext's Avatar
    Community Co-ordinator
    Morning @Andy65 It's great to hear from you! Fantastic point there and you're right there can be a lengthy payback time so its more of an investment than a quick energy saving tip. The most common estimate of the average payback period for solar panels is six to ten years. This is a pretty wide range because there are many factors that will influence the number of years it can take to pay off your panels and the monthly savings you can expect. Have a great day! 😊
  • TWilliams's Avatar
    Level 0
    Anasa, I've been trying all evening to move from your quote tool to booking an appointment for solar panel installation and your on-line tool isn't working and won't allow me to complete the final step.
  • RaeC's Avatar
    Level 0
    Anasa, how do i go about finding out the costs if I were to implement solar panels and battery? Is there any discounts or offers etc that E.on incentivise customers?
  • Anasa_EONNext's Avatar
    Community Co-ordinator
    Hi @RaeC Welcome to the Community! It's great to have you hear! to find out more about the cost or offers or to start your journey you can find all the information here E.ON Energy website - have a fab day! 😊