The benefits of solar panels

If your residential property has an idle roof, you should consider purchasing solar panels. Solar panels are a viable solution that saves the environment and your wallet.

The average solar panel owner covers up to 20 per cent of their consumption with their own solar production. For example, in an average detached house, you can watch more than 22,000 hours of TV, make around 66,000 cups of coffee or wash 11,500 kilogrammes of laundry with the annual solar production.

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Purchasing solar panels is easy 

Purchasing panels is easy. Many panel packages include design, installation, commissioning and even maintenance. So, you don't need to measure the roof or calculate the angles of sunshine yourself. 

The required number of panels is always measured in the same way, i.e. by adding up the property's communal electricity consumption (for example, laundry room, lighting of stairs and yard, ventilation) and the consumption of all apartments. The sizing can be viewed based on the base load or, alternatively, according to a certain period of time. Panels also have a long life cycle, about 25–30 years.

With solar panels, you save electricity and can even produce it for sale 

The number and direction of panels have the greatest impact on the return or savings potential of your roof The average solar panel owner covers about 20% of their consumption with their own solar production. A one-fifth reduction to your consumption of purchased electricity saves not only money, but also the environment in the long run.

The investment starts to accumulate savings immediately. Typically, the break-even period for solar panels is 10–20 years. The break-even period is affected by several factors, one of the most significant of which is the current price of electricity and the forecast of price changes.

Solar power calculator for housing companies

The housing company solar power calculator tells you which size and price of solar power plant has the best break-even period and how much the housing company and its residents can save on electricity bills.

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On clear days, you may produce solar power even for sale. Several electricity companies purchase the surplus produced by their customers. Solar panels produce even in dry cloudy weather and in fact, the optimal production from panels is obtained at a temperature of about 15 degrees. The production of electricity does not require hot weather but light: your panels will work well even in cool weather. 

An app is available for many solar power plants, allowing you to monitor the electricity production of either the whole plant or a single panel. By optimising electricity consumption and electricity production, you can click on the washing machine exactly when the solar panels produce the best.

Solar panels increase the value of the dwelling 

In addition to panels bringing savings on electricity and distribution bills, they also bring benefits in housing transactions and usually increase the resale value of the property. 

Solar panels also reduce the cooling costs of the property. When the sun's heat radiation remains in the solar panels, heat is not transferred as significantly to the building's structures. In addition, panels protect the roof from wear and tear and extend its technical service life.