Spirit Solar

September 30, 2011 03:00 ET

UK Solar PV Installers Hit Back at Energy Price Rises With Three Great Reasons to Go Solar

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2011) - During September 2011, the media has been providing yet more bleak forecasts for UK households, with a rise of between 10 and 20 per cent in energy prices expected for the coming winter. With global wholesale gas and electricity generation prices also remaining steadily high, solar photovoltaic panel (solar PV) installers Spirit Solar have renewed their efforts to offer UK consumers a viable and cost-efficient energy generation alternatives.

Three Reasons to Invest in Solar PV Panels

The firm, a leading supplier and installer of solar photovoltaic panels for the UK and Spanish commercial and domestic markets, has provided UK consumers with Three Reasons to Go Solar PV.

It is hoped that this move will help energy consumers to understand why solar panels are such a beneficial long-term investment in this current economic climate, and will encourage them to consider investing in such a cost-effective system that negates a high level of dependency on 'traditional' and unsustainable fuel generation.


As Spirit Solar is a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MSC) accredited company, any customer that has their Solar PV systems installed by Spirit Solar will automatically qualify for the government's feed-in tariff. The feed-in tariff is essentially a payback scheme, and based on current energy prices, any Solar PV system installed by Spirit Solar will pay for itself within 10 years. However, if according to current trends energy prices continue to rise, a Solar PV system that qualifies for a feed-in tariff will pay for itself sooner.


As oil prices fall, the price of electricity is expected to rise substantially. So not only will a solar PV installation pay for itself within a relatively short timeframe, it will also mean that consumers that invest in this alternative energy source will be partially protected from further price rises within the energy markets, (depending on the percentage of electricity generated by the system).


Although the price of energy generation is at the forefront of many consumers' mind, a growing percentage of consumers are also keen to reduce their carbon footprint and make a small but significant contribution in helping to reduce global carbon emissions. The installation of a solar PV system will actually knock 1-2 tonnes off the average household's carbon footprint, with the added bonus that it enables households to become more aware of their energy usage inside and outside the home, helping to further reduce energy costs.

For more information about Spirit Solar, their products and services, and the additional benefits of switching to solar electricity generation, visit http://www.spiritsolar.co.uk where new customers can receive a free, no obligation survey.

About Spirit Solar

Spirit Solar Ltd are qualified specialists and installers of Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MSC) accredited solar PV systems. Based in Reading, UK, they operate within both the nationwide UK and Spanish domestic and commercial markets.

Spirit Solar installers are fully insured and guaranteed, and work closely with qualified structural engineers to ensure compliance with Building Regulations and offer a 10-year guarantee backed by the Independent Warranty Association.

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