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5 Urgent Reasons You Should Install Solar Panels Before April

Right now is the best time to install solar panels. We know it seems like it defeats the purpose of installing them in January when the days are short and the nights long, but trust us, we know what we’re talking about! It’s absolutely imperative that anyone who is searching for solar panels in Gateshead books their installation as soon as possible, and here’s why! 

Beat the Solar Bell

Solar panels generate the most electricity between April and September, when there is over 12 hours of daylight every day. This period is called the solar bell, which we’ve explained in a previous blog post. Since publishing that post, lots of new information about the energy price rise we’re expecting to see in April has come to light. 

Right now, we are expecting the price cap to drop by £600 between April and June, according to Cornwall Insights. However, prices could still be totalling £1,836.23 per month in the second quarter of 2023. It’s imperative that you get ahead of the curve and install solar panels now, in order to see even more of a reduction on your energy bills from the outset of the optimum solar season. 

The waiting period is short

Thrift Energy currently has the man power and the stock to do a full solar installation in four weeks. If you were to apply today, this would mean that you would have a full solar system in place and operating before the optimum solar season arrives in April. This is especially important if you plan to apply for your solar panel system using funding or finance options, as the application will need to be approved before work can begin. 

The year of upgrading our energy saving methods

The best way to save money on your energy bills is to use a renewable energy option, such as solar panels, alongside other energy efficiency measures like insulation. In April 2023, we are expecting to see the launch of the Eco+ Scheme. This will see households all over the UK, who could not previously access to government grants, now be able to use funding to financially assist them with installing insulation measures. 

It is anticipated that this scheme will be incredibly popular and will receive an influx of applicants in April. In order to avoid being disappointed if you do not manage to get funding from this scheme, while also ensuring you have a measure in place that will reduce your energy bills in the meantime, we recommend applying for a solar panel system prior to April 2023. 

You won’t just save, you’ll earn

It’s time to talk about the Smart Export Guarantee. Whilst every tariff available on the SEG is different, depending on the provider you choose, the principle is the same; you will be paid for any low-carbon electricity you generate and deliver back to the National Grid, as long as the correct criteria is met. Small-scale generators could earn up to £110 a year, according to MoneySavingExpert.com. When you combine this reimbursement with the hundreds (or even thousands) of pounds you will save on your energy bills after installing solar panels, the decision seems like a no brainer. 

We’re in a climate emergency 

As we all know, we’re in the midst of a climate emergency. 2022 was the hottest year on record for the UK, especially after our record breaking summer, and we need to do our utmost to prevent the situation on our planet from getting any worse. Installing solar panels is an easy way to do this, as it means you will generate energy for your home through a renewable source. Now is the time to take the easy path to contributing to a sustainable future. 

If you’re still feeling non-committal about installing solar panels this year, we recommend talking to an experienced member of the Thrift Energy team on 0191 284 2424. They’ll be able to help you with any concerns, and give you even more reasons to make the conversion to solar energy!

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