With the price of energy steadily rising and the threat to the environment continuing to increase, it’s no wonder that more of us are considering ways to reduce our utility costs and our carbon footprint. Making the move to renewable energy to power and heat your home or business provides a number of benefits beyond just financial gains.
Reduced environmental impact
Renewable energy comes from natural resources that are either readily available or can be replenished during an average human lifetime, they are far more environmentally -friendly compared to fossil fuels, which can take thousands or even millions of years to naturally replenish. Solar energy in particular has an incredibly low environmental impact. Energy from the sun is readily available, and a solar PV system converts the sun’s energy into electricity without releasing any greenhouse gases.
Other forms of readily available renewable energy include wind, hydro and geothermal, again these forms of energy can be converted into electricity or used for heat without a carbon footprint.
Our increased awareness on environmental issues means that more people are looking into alternatives to traditional power supplies, and solar systems top the list for being a simple, effective and cost effective way of reducing your environmental pollution. Solar PV systems are also silent, which is an incredibly appealing option for homeowners seeking domestic solar power.
The financial benefits of renewable energy are often one of the primary reasons for investing in the likes of solar power. Renewable energy isn’t subject to market fluctuations like fossil fuels are, so even though the initial cost may be higher, the long-term savings you’ll make will deliver great returns, making it an attractive investment. After installation you’ll be able to take advantage of far lower energy bills each month which will offset the initial cost of installation and protect you from rising prices.
Boost the value of your property
Your monthly utility bills aren’t the only area of financial gain from your renewable energy installation; investing in these solutions can also boost the overall value of your home or business premises too, if you should want to sell in the future. Buyers today are looking for more energy-efficient homes and properties, so having these facilities already established will make your property a more appealing prospect to potential buyers.
Low maintenance solution
Renewable energy systems are typically low maintenance and long-lasting, particularly with solar PV systems which can last for around 30 years and require very little in the way of maintenance costs. Not only is this better for your wallet and far more convenient, but it is also beneficial to the environment, as it means there’ll be less need for replacements and reduced waste overall.
Reliable energy supply
Fossil fuels are a finite resource, and many individuals and organisations believe that we should be leaving the remaining supplies in the ground as their consumption is contributing to the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and the overall warming of the planet.
There is a significant energy transition taking place, we are seeing the electrification of huge applications such as heating and transport and we are becoming increasingly reliant on electricity. Our local and national electricity networks are under increasing pressure. Securing your own electricity supply, reduces the amount of power you need to rely on from the grid significantly and a battery can even provide a back-up supply during an outage.
The more homes and businesses generating and using their own clean, renewable energy will support this transition, they can feed renewable energy into our network and they will ensure that their individual energy supply won’t run out.
Various renewable systems
Renewable energy takes many forms, and while solar power is one of the most well-known and easy to install, it’s not the only option you have. There are energy systems to suit every property and requirement, so you can enjoy the benefits of clean energy regardless of what you’re looking for. From ground source and air source heat pumps, to solar panels and biomass boilers, there’s a form of renewable energy to suit you, your budget and the amount of space you have available.
Renewable power is the future of our energy needs, both for domestic properties and for businesses, and it’s a solution that offers a wealth of financial and environmental benefits, as well as being more reliable. Harnessing power from the elements makes more sense from an eco-perspective but in addition to reducing your carbon footprint, it can also lower your utility bills and your reliance on the grid.
If you’d like to discuss the different options available to you for your property, contact the team at Geo Green Power today and we’ll be happy to help.