Investing in solar energy has become very popular in recent years. It is because solar panels have grown 50% cheaper since 2011 and have been actively encouraged by subsidies. The Belgian who invests in solar panels makes a smart financial investment. Especially in the cases where an increase in the price of energy goes for a long term.
The installation of luminous solar requires a significant investment; it is essential to accurately evaluate this choice and know how to save money without going dramatically in the red on his bank account.
Why choose solar power
There are two main reasons for installing solar panels on your roof affirms Scott from Luminous Solar: the first is to save a lot of money, the second is to help protect the environment
- Save money on your energy bill
It’s no longer a secret that you can save on your energy bill thanks to the efficiency of your solar panels. The savings can be up to 50%, but vary considerably depending on several factors, for example, the number of solar panels, the position relative to the sun, the slope of the roof (ideally 30 to 35 degrees) and the shadow on the reflectors.
But did you know that you could also save on buying and installing your solar panels? Do not blindly choose the first ad you find on the Internet because price and installation cost vary from one company to another. Comparing offers is an essential step in the purchase process, which you can quickly do on this site. It is all the more crucial because choosing the right supplier can save you up to 40% just on the purchase price of your solar panels.
- Protect the environment
Have you ever thought about your carbon footprint? Our planet suffers from the increasing world population, which is traveling more and therefore requires more energy for transportation, heating, and electrical equipment. We need to have an awareness to use more sustainable energy sources. While the energy produced in Belgium still comes mainly from nuclear power plants, you can choose to use sunlight as a natural source and less expensive.
The future of solar energy
Solar energy production is booming, and this phenomenon will continue to grow over the next few years. Fossil fuels are becoming scarce; the International Energy Agency estimates that we have crossed the peak of conventional oil production in 2006. Difficult to envisage as a sustainable solution, nuclear generates waste that we do not know not recycle. For example uranium 238, which is radioactive for 4.5 billion years (3)! The only solution is for the moment to bury these residues, pending possible technological evolutions to better treat them. The nuclear pollution linked to accidents on reactors remind us that the harmfulness of radioactive fuels remains the weak point of this technology.