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Why Kent is a Great Place for Solar Panels

Why Kent is a Great Place for Solar Panels

Kent is generally considered an excellent location for solar panels, as it enjoys high levels of solar irradiation and a relatively stable climate. Solar panels can generate electricity effectively in the county, and the UK.

Siting Your Solar Panels

Within the UK, Kent along with other parts of the south-east such as East Sussex tends to receive the most solar irradiation during the course of a year. With Ashford and Eastbourne often to be the sunniest town in the UK. However, it is important to consider the specific location and orientation of the solar panels, as well as any potential shading issues. Solar panels that are facing south and are installed at an inclined angle are likely to be the most effective. Solar panels can also be installed on east- and west-facing roofs, and provide very good results.

Overall, Kent is a good location for solar panels, and installing a solar power system can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to generate electricity. As energy costs rise, taking control of your own power generation is a key way to reduce your energy bills.

Kingsnorth Electrical is one of the leading solar panel installers in Kent. With more than 10 years experience.

Solar Panels and Investment Payback

The payback period for solar panels is the length of time it takes for the savings on electricity bills to equal the cost your investment in the solar panel system. The payback period can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, including the size of the solar panel system, the cost of the system, the cost of electricity in the area, and the amount of sunlight the panels receive.

In general, the payback period for solar panels is between 5 and 20 years, with an average payback period of around 6 years. However, it is important to note that the payback period can be shorter or longer depending on the specific circumstances of the installation. As energy bills rise, almost certainly faster than general inflation, this payback period will have a tendency to shorten.

After Payback - Years of Free Electricity

After the payback period is completed, the solar panel system will continue to generate electricity and save money on electricity bills for many years, resulting in long-term financial savings. In addition to the financial benefits, solar panel systems also have environmental benefits, as they generate electricity using a clean, renewable energy source.

For more information about solar panels, or to discuss the costs of a complete solar panel installation, please contact Kingsnorth Electrical on 01233 732881 or send us a message via our Contact Us page.