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Generate Your Own Electricity Using Solar Panels

Generate your own electricity using solar panels – it’s simple and cheap if you make your own and the benefits could save the world as well as your bank balance!

3 very good reasons to generate your own electricity at home:

1. Save Money

You can use solar panels to generate all or part of the electricity you need to run your home. Many people start out by generating their own electricity to power garden appliances such as water fountains and garden lights

2. Make Money

If you have space for many solar cells on your roof or in a sunny spot outside the house you may even generate more than you need. Which means you can sell the surplus back to the grid!

3. Protect your planet for future generations

If you have children or grandchildren then this should be a very important reason to generate clean electricity and help reduce global warming.

There are 2 types of solar panel and they either generate electricity or heat water. Panels can be attached to a roof or wall and come in different forms such as the grey colored solar tiles that look a lot like roof tiles to transparent panels that you can use on glass (such as conservatories). Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells which are measured in kilowatt peak (kWp) – the amount of energy that the cell can generate in full sunlight. The cells are made from layers of semiconducting material (often silicon) which creates an electrical field when sunlight shines across the layers.


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