Is home solar energy worth it?

By Mara Aug 23, 2020

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Over the last 10 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of homeowners looking into investing in home solar energy. One of the key questions that many potential solar energy customers will ask is with regards to solar energy savings, namely whether solar panels and a solar battery are worth the investment.

We would certainly say yes, but let us lay out some of the key benefits of solar energy so you can make up your own mind as you consider making this key investment for your home.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels are installed on your property, usually on the roof, with a standard installation included when purchased with Moixa. Once installed, they absorb direct sunlight and utilise the PV cells in the panels to convert it into electricity ready for use in your home.

We take into account your household’s energy usage totals and schedule before suggesting the ideal size of system to suit your needs. This energy goes towards your home’s overall energy usage, to help with things such as popping on the lights, making a cuppa, watching Netflix or making sure the fridge runs through the night.

At Moixa, we always recommend installing solar panels alongside one of our solar batteries. By installing solar panels, you can generate your own renewable energy during the day, but without battery storage, if you generate more energy than you can consume, the excess is sent back to the Grid for minimal benefit.

So, when you combine solar panels with solar battery storage, you can use a great deal more of the clean, renewable energy that you generate, reducing your reliance on energy providers and cutting down your annual energy bills. By combining solar panels and a solar battery, Moixa has helped over 1,000 households to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills.

Why is it worth adding solar battery storage?

A solar battery is a perfect complement to your solar panels, with your solar panel savings being greatly increased via the storage ability of a smart battery, unlocking the full potential of your solar energy savings.

Your solar panels will generate energy during the day, but if you aren’t at home to use it, this will go to the Grid. However, when you install a Moixa optimised battery, it can be charged with this excess energy and stored for later. As well as the battery charging from solar panels, it can also be charged at night when energy is cheap, for example, with a ‘time of use’ tariff. This allows you to power your home from cheap energy when your household demand is greater than what your panels are generating

This feature is of particular use during the winter months when there are fewer daylight hours to generate solar energy. You can also use your Moixa Dashboard and app to view your real-time and historical energy usage. This can help you change habits to use solar energy effectively and maximise energy bill savings.

How much does home solar energy cost?

In helping our customers to consider whether an investment in solar panels is worth it, our experts at Moixa have worked hard over the years to develop a range of products and services that bring real value for money and long-term savings to our customers.

Head on over to our Receive a Quote page where you can fill out some details about your home, then we’ll be able to offer expert guidance on which type of solar panel and battery system is right for you and give you a breakdown of what the costs would be. All of our quotes for solar battery and solar panel systems include VAT and standard installation. There is also an option of flexible payment terms, helping you spread the initial cost.

Our solar panels come with a 25-year output performance warranty. We offer Tier One panels as standard, but we’re usually able to quote for any specific brand/model upon request, subject to availability. Our 4.8kWh Moixa Smart Battery comes with a 10-year warranty, giving the peace of mind of knowing you’re covered for many years.

Are the solar energy savings worth it?

We certainly believe so! Our solar panel and battery systems provide an immediate boost, with average savings of up to 50% of a home’s annual energy bill* experienced by our customers. Having access to renewable energy 24/7 is an excellent long-term investment, not least because all Moixa customers have the option of joining GridShare Membership and enjoy an extended warranty on a 4.8kWh Moixa Smart Battery.

GridShare Membership is our way of using solar battery capacity to support a low-carbon, renewable energy powered future and enables us to assist the grid with spare electricity or battery capacity. Households who sign up to GridShare Membership receive £50 every year for the first three years.

Get in touch

To get in touch, you can call us on 0161 883 2374 or email us via [email protected] to discuss solar panel savings, or any other questions, with our expert team. We’ve helped over 1,000 customers install a solar panel and battery systems in their homes, improving their carbon footprint and lowering their energy costs.