Solar panels continue to be the leading renewable energy technology and as the interest in this particular technology continues to grow we thought it was essential that we provided a detailed yet clear list of the advantages and disadvantages of solar panels; in doing so we hope that you can make an informed decision.

Solar Panels Advantages:

  • Earn a tax free income – Secured for a minimum of 25 years
  • Possibly increase the value of your property
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduce your energy bills
  • Sell surplus energy to energy providers (a further tax free income)
  • Solar panels provide a long term secure investment with a guaranteed return on investment (ROI)
  • Increase the efficiency of your property

Solar Panels Disadvantages:

  • Solar panels require an upfront cost
  • Solar panels can’t function throughout the night
  • The location of your solar panels has an effect on the performance of your system
  • Planning permission for solar panels is required for properties that are listed of positioned in a conservation area.
  • Long term ROI rather than short term

Although recent reductions in the feed in tariff price have occurred; the same advantages that were present before the reduction are still present now.

As I said, an in-depth yet clear list detailing the advantages and disadvantages of solar panels – please inform me if you think any advantages or disadvantages should be added.

See also  Planning permission for solar panels


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