Santa goes solar to save on bills this Christmas
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:59

PEOPLE in the South West are being advised to take a leaf out of Santa's book and pop solar panels on their Christmas wish list to beat the rising price of energy bills (December, 2012).

Solar Systems says with the five main electricity suppliers raising their prices, homeowners need to reduce the amount bought from the national grid and consider alternative ways of generating energy.

Phil Grabham, Managing Director of Solar Systems, which is based in Ilminster, explained: "We think it is a great time for people to look into other ways of generating electricity. The recent price increase will become even more noticeable during the winter months when people have to use more power to heat and light their homes. Rumour has it Santa has already started using them to save money on his bills.

"Many homeowners are unaware of the savings that could be made by installing solar panels and in the current economic climate they can be a great option."

Solar Systems is a specialist in solar technologies. The company has a wealth of experience in the design and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and thermal panels for homeowners and businesses across the South West.

Phil added: "During recent months the cost of solar panels has dropped, giving a financial return on investment of around 10-12%, which is tax free, index-linked and guaranteed for 20 years.

"The electricity generated is free and the Government's Feed In Tariff pays for each unit that is produced. Any surplus electricity will get exported back to the grid for an additional sum.

"Solar PV panels do not require direct sunlight to work. Even on a cloudy day electricity will be generated, which is a plus considering the unpredictable weather in the UK."

For further information, please call Solar Systems, which is located on Windmill Hill in Ashill, Ilminster, on 01823 481329 or follow the company on Twitter by visiting

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