What are the 2 main disadvantages to solar energy?
- Cost. The initial cost of purchasing a solar system is fairly high.
- Weather-Dependent. Although solar energy can still be collected during cloudy and rainy days, the efficiency of the solar system drops.
- Solar Energy Storage Is Expensive.
- Uses a Lot of Space.
- Associated with Pollution.
Do you get cheaper electricity with solar panels?
If you live in London you can save up to £440 on electricity bills and export as much as £125 on the SEG. At the cost of a £4,800 system you would have it repaid in just under nine years.
How long until solar panels pay for themselves UK?
The time it takes to repay the cost of installing rooftop solar has dropped dramatically as energy costs have spiked, with new data suggesting it could soon take just four years to pay off a new system through savings on energy bills.