Solar panels are becoming more and more popular with people trying to conserve energy and make their homes more energy efficient. Solar panels are a good investment to making your home more energy efficient, as they still work even on cloudy days when the sun is not even out, as the use the rays rather than direct sun light.
A lot of people think solar panels are a waste of time, because of the lack of sun in the UK, but even if your panels manage to heat your water by 10 degrees, that’s 10 degrees less your gas boiler has to heat the water, thus meaning less gas used. Solar panels are estimated to give between 50% – 70% of your hot water.
They do require roof space, and there is also an unvented cylinder which is part of the installation.