PV cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – you can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.
- Cut your carbon trace: solar electricity is green, renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants. A typical home PV system could save over 1 tone of CO2 per year – that’s more than 30 tones over its lifetime.
- Cut your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be greatly reduced. A typical home PV system can produce around 50% of the electricity a household uses in a year.
- Sell electricity back to the Grid: if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can’t use it, someone else can use it – and you could make a bit of money.
- Store electricity for a gray day: if your home isn’t connected to the national grid you can store excess electricity in batteries to use when you need it.