What deals do Homesun offer?
Homesun are an energy firm who offer free installation of solar panels to houses in the United Kingdom who have a south-facing roof. Their offer covers all installation costs together with a survey to make sure that your property is suitable. This removes the initial costs and makes solar panel installation easier for the customer. It means that you could have a solar panel system worth between eleven and fifteen thousand pounds fitted for free just because it has the ideal roof.
How do they offer this free?
Homesun are able to offer this incentive because of the new feed-in tariffs that the government implemented in April 2010. These tariffs are designed to increase take-up of 'green' energy options. These tariffs guarantee a higher rate of premium for the energy you use as well as that put directly back in to the national grid. They therefore gain back their initial layout by taking any profits from the tariff over their systems twenty five year guarantee. Most house owners are happy just to cut their bills and save on what they pay out, rather than purchase the tariffs direct from Homesun at a future time. Currently, this is an ever-growing market and more and more suppliers are offering this type of arrangement. It is a deal that even houses with a less than ideal roof that is not south facing can take advantage of by paying a one-off amount of £500 and a further monthly charge of £5 to cover any maintenance or repair charges that may be incurred. The offer is so popular that HomeSun is expecting to install at least one hundred thousand solar systems within a three year time frame.
What happens if I decide to go ahead?
It is always worth carrying out your own research should you decide to take this offer and get panels fitted to your house. Homesun have a very good, comprehensive site which will answer any questions you may have. All you have to do is tell them your postcode and they will advise which package you will be able to take advantage of. An engineer will then visit your home and carry out a survey to ensure that the electrics in your house are able to take this type of installation. Once this has been done the fitters will come out and fit your panels in one day, weather permitting. The panels are fitted between two and three inches from your roof using a metal base.
What will I save after the installation?
By having solar panels installed it is possible for the householder to save up to £250 a year meaning that you could save around 40% on your current bills. It has also been found that houses with solar panels sell more easily and for a higher price than properties without.