Solar Panels
Tuesday 4th of May 2021 | Posted In: Renewable energy, Generating energy

NFU Energy's guide to solar energy

Renewable technologies are increasing in popularity due to their cost saving benefits and low maintenance costs, but also the ‘green energy’ they produce, which is vital in helping to achieve the NFU’s Net Zero target of 2040. There are different renewable technologies available to install both on domestic and business properties and at NFU Energy, we have put together renewable guides which are filled with information and answers to all your frequently asked questions.

NFU Energy's guide to solar energy

Solar Photovoltaic panels (often referred to as Solar PV or PV) capture the sun’s energy and convert it to electrical power. Solar panels do not need direct sunlight to work, they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.

Benefits of solar PV:

  • CUT YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT: Solar electricity is green, renewable energy.
  • CUT YOUR ELECTRICITY BILLS: Once installed, your electricity costs will be reduced.
  • EXPORT INCOME: If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid.

Our guide to solar energy, includes information on the technology behind solar, its performance and the financial return that you could receive depending on the amount of energy generated that you use.

If you would like more information on Solar technologies, take a listen to our podcast on ‘All things solar’ here, or if you have any questions, please call the NFU Energy team on 024 7669 6612.