Here at Home Logic, we know that your property is as unique as you are. What works for one person, may be completely inappropriate for another.
Installing solar in your home is a big decision, but one that pays dividends in terms of long-term investment. Yet with such a wide range of solar products on the market, it can be challenging to discern which one will work best for you and your humble abode.
The benefits of Solar PV
Maximum returns, minimal effort
If you’re looking to maximise on returns for your initial investment, Solar PV is the perfect option. The government’s Feed-In-Tariff Scheme means that you can get paid for any surplus energy that you generate, by selling it back to the grid. It’s not often you find a risk-free investment available, so this extra source of income can be a very welcome surprise.
A wider range of manufacturers and installers
Due to its resounding popularity, Solar PV is still the go-to choice for the majority of homeowners. Consequently, if you opt for Solar PV over Solar Tiles, you have a greater variety of manufacturers to choose from, making it much easier to source the ideal panel type for your property.
Lower set up costs
As far as price is concerned, Solar PV panels are significantly cheaper than their tile counterparts. The average price for 16 Solar PV panels ranges from between £4000-£6000, in comparison to Solar Tiles, which can sometimes work out at almost double the cost.
The benefits of Solar Tiles
More aesthetically pleasing
But it’s not always all about cost. Indeed, many homeowners are extremely keen to go green, but are worried that installing traditional Solar PV panels would interfere with the aesthetics of their property. This is particularly true in the cases where a home has considerable historic appeal. Solar Tiles are considerably more aesthetically pleasing, and blend in far more seamlessly with existing roof tiles.
Perfect for new-build properties
When it comes to new-build properties, Solar Tiles undoubtedly take the lead. New-build properties can dramatically deviate from the architect’s initial design, so the easy manoeuvrability of Solar Tiles means that they can be rearranged around roof refittings with minimum fuss and upheaval.
An alternative for properties in a conservation area
If your property is listed, or situated in a conservation area, you’re almost certainly going to need to apply for planning permission from your local authority. This can be a slow and lengthy process, with the question of aesthetics always seeming to be the proverbial fly in the ointment. Solar Tiles are far more aesthetically pleasing, so if you’re situated in a conservation area, then you have a better chance of being granted the Holy Grail of Planning Permission if you opted for Solar Tiles instead.