Scotland is revelling in the fact that homeowners with solar panels can produce more energy than they need and sell excess back to the grid.
Last month (May) those who have installed solar PV, generated more than 100% of their electricity needs in Aberdeen, Dumfries, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Lerwick.
It’s a phenomenal time for our customers and proof positive that Scotland is no slouch when it comes to sunshine. Lerwick, the most northerly town in the UK was the sunniest place in the country in May generating 114% of the average daily household energy requirement.
In BBC article (Extraordinary month for Scottish renewables) Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: “Thanks to a super sunny month, solar was on sizzling form and could have met more than 100% of household electricity demand in towns and cities across Scotland. There was also enough sunshine to generate more than 90% of an average household’s hot water needs with solar hot water panels in the same cities.”
In April, Scottish Renewables published a report that said how the ‘impact of Scotland’s renewable energy sector can be felt across the whole country.’
AES Solar has literally been shouting this news from the rooftops for years.
It should no longer be a surprise that solar PV can produce 113% of the average household’s electricity usage and solar thermal 90% of hot water demand.
As solar specialists, we continue to see high levels of enquiries and we encourage anyone who is interested in finding out how solar energy can benefit them to contact us now.
The increased efficiency of the products, long warranties and affordable cost of solar systems makes it a serious consideration for everyone.