Wind and solar energy systems can help houses become energy self-sufficient. By generating your own electricity you can:
- Get paid for the electricity you produce, providing extra income;
- Save money on your energy bills;
- Reduce your environmental impact;
- Help provide energy security for the future
You can make electricity in the home as a cushion against rising energy bills, as the responsible choice for the environment and as a better investment than putting money in the bank.
In choosing this you should be looking for long term value not short term gain, so what will be important is:
- Long Term Reliable Energy Generation – not just low initial cost, ensured by:
- Quality High Performance Products – backed by strong warranty and manufacturers & suppliers who will still be around in the future.
- Quality Installation – from careful installers using the best materials and offering great service.
How we can help you:
- Providing Information & Advice based on over 30 years experience;
- Recommending a local accredited installer
- Choosing the highest quality products from the best manufacturers to give you
- best performance
- warranties that really count
- best return on your investment
With Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) providing attractive incentives, reduced equipment costs and increasing energy costs there has never been a better time to invest in solar or wind power.
To find out more, we can put you in touch with one of our recommended installers who can:
- Visit you and conduct a site survey
- Prepare a proposal & quotation
- Install your system and register your system for FITs
- Inform your local electricity company (DNO) that they have installed a generation system at your property.
Be Your Own Power Station!
Instead of simply being consumers of electricity, ordinary domestic properties, offices and workshops can generate their own power on site to reduce electricity bills and impact on the environment.
Power generated by the wind or solar power system is first used within the property and when it is generating more power than needed, excess energy is sold back (exported) to the electricity company. When it is not generating enough to meet energy requirements the utility provides the difference as normal.
Become Self Sufficient!
By including battery storage you can store your excess generation (that would normally be exported) for use later when your consumption is higher than your generation. As electricity prices rise this sort of battery storage system will become more and more cost effective.
Some systems can provide Back-up power in the event of a grid failure.
Not all installers are familiar with the issues and benefits of energy storage. We run regular training courses for installers on this topic and can provide recommendations:
Payment For Generation
Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs) are available to reward this generation. These consist of a payment for each kWh (unit) of electricity generated (regardless of whether it is used on-site or not) measured using a generation meter, and a smaller extra payment for exported power (either 'deemed' or measured using an export meter).
See: About FITs
If the energy is consumed on-site as it is being generated then there are extra savings against energy that would have otherwise been bought. So best economics are obtained if power can be used when it is being generated.
Often, owning a wind or solar electrical system results in a new approach to using electricity, making sure none is wasted and matching consumption to generation both help to make for the best returns.
Displays and automatic controls are available to help with this:
See: Energy Monitors
FITs For Off-Grid Properties
FITs are also available for Off-Grid systems at the same rate as a grid connected system.
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Wind & Sun
Wind & Sun were established in 1984 and have pioneered many applications including installing the first UK Grid Connected solar powered house in 1994.
Since then we have developed our business and are now UK distributors for world leading manufacturers, working with a UK wide network of installers.