Renewables Guide

April 02, 2013 11:02 ET

Households Urged to Invest in Renewable Energy in 2013

LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - April 2, 2013) - As a hard and cold winter finally comes to an end, leading renewable energy website Renewables Guide explains why all households can benefit from investing in renewable energy in 2013.

David Holmes, Founder and Managing Director of Renewables Guide says:

"Most households would have noticed that their energy bills were sky-high this winter. The recent cold snap in March means that few will see bills come down in the next quarter either. Now is the time to invest in renewable energy for the home so that you can make savings and cut the cost of your energy bills before next winter kicks in.

"The benefits to the environment are significant too; anyone looking to reduce their carbon footprint and make environmental savings will surely benefit from investing in renewable energy for the home in 2013.

"For those looking for more information on renewable energy or in looking for a valuable resource to help them find expert renewable energy installers, our website is filled with detailed information, wherever you live in the country."

Renewables Guide highlights the key benefits to investing in renewable energy this year:

Increased cost of energy bills

Energy prices are undoubtedly set to increase in the future. Figures show that the average UK household pays over £1,000 per year on their energy bills. The average household pays nearly £800 more on energy today, than they did in 2004. For many households any increases in what they pay are likely to have an adverse effect on their ability to meet other bill and credit commitments.

Inflationary pressure, while wages remain low for those in employment, means that saving money on energy bills will increasingly become a necessity in the near future. Investing in renewable energy for the home, such as by installing a wind turbine or solar panels, means that instead of having to pay out lots of money on bills you could actually receive payment from the Government's feed-in-tariff (FiTs) scheme. There are upfront costs associated with installing renewable energy for your home, but the long term savings available should encourage many more households to invest in this technology this year.

Government incentives

Anyone investing in renewable energy now will almost immediately be able to benefit and save money. The Government feed-in-tariff scheme, launched in April 2010, allows householders to take financial gains from generating their own electricity via renewable sources. The feed-in tariff guarantees a minimum payment for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated by a renewable electricity system.

Environmental benefits

Those wishing to cut their carbon footprint should seriously think about investing in renewable energy.

Alternative energy sources such as solar energy, hydroelectricity, biomass and solar energy have very small or no emissions, making the environmental impact very small. While many people try hard to reduce their carbon footprint when travelling, it is in fact in our homes where most people can have a bigger environmental impact. Adapting your home to renewable energy will reduce the environmental impact significantly.

Renewables Guide is the smarter way to find trustworthy accredited MCS renewable energy installers operating throughout the UK, visit their site for more information.

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