Solar panels are a bright idea for holiday lets
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:46

HOLIDAY home owners wishing to generate more income from their properties and also save money on their energy bills are being offered free advice on installing solar panels this month (May, 2012).

Solar Systems from Ilminster says people who own a holiday let can boost their income even when the property is empty by investing in the eco-friendly power source.

Phil Grabham, Managing Director of Solar Systems, which installs home and business panels, explained: “Holiday home owners want their guests to be comfortable and often offer free use of fuel. This can often mean that the heating is on all the time, lights are left on and the hot water is continually piping hot.

“Having solar panels installed, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, means guests will be able to make full use of the facilities, at no extra cost to the owner. Landlords will also be able to make a further income from excess electricity produced from the panels.

“Installation costs are tax deductable and are at their lowest price ever, meaning there has never been a more advantageous time to purchase a system.

“In addition, the current government Feed In Tariff (FIT) would also pay for all energy generated, further reducing outgoing costs.”

The team at Solar Systems is asking people who own and let holiday homes that would like to find out more to give the company a call on 01823 481329. It is also able to answer queries via its website or Twitter

Phil added: “There has never been a better time to buy solar PV panels. The price of panels has dropped and the Government’s 21p FIT gives a financial return on investment of around 10-12%, which is index-linked and guaranteed for 25 years.

“BUT we know the Government is going to reduce the FIT and possibly the guarantee period at the end of June (2012). Systems have to be installed and registered to qualify for the 21p and 25-year guarantee before June 30. So customers need to take advantage of the scheme and place their orders now.”

There are also environmental benefits to using the technology too.

Phil continued: “Using PV panels promotes holiday let companies that wish to have a profile of being ‘green’ and friendly towards the environment. There are also many awards for businesses promoting their green credentials.”

Solar Systems is one of the first UK solar installation companies to be fully accredited to supply and fit domestic systems. The company has a wealth of experience working with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.

Photograph caption: A holiday cottage with solar PV panels installed by Solar Systems.

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