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Mar 27

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Installing Solar Panel Roofing

There are thousands of Brits who are becoming self-employed to make extra money. Cash is tight these days so many are setting up their own businesses from home on the side of their main job to try and make ends meet. Working from home can be difficult if you don’t have a dedicate space or study but more and more people are transforming their shed into their own space and it is much better than a crowded space in the corner of the kitchen.

So if you do plan on renovating your garden shed into office space, why not install some solar panels onto the roof to make it environmentally friendly? There is no better time than now to reduce your carbon footprint and solar powered roofs are one of the most effective ways to harness solar energy and reduce your energy bills.

A tip is to use roofing specialists such as Myredlandroof because the roofing structure needs to be adequate to take the weight of solar panels. Understandably they are heavy so an expert is needed to fit and install them properly. But they are the way forward and findings by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors indicate that new roof solar installations across the country are on the increase. The renewable energy source is a fantastic way to reduce the amount of energy you buy from heating suppliers and electricity sources and it improves your carbon footprint so is super ‘green’. Basically they work by the solar thermal system collecting heat from the sun to heat water for heating and hot water. In contrast, a solar PV system uses the sun’s power to generate electricity.

With more buildings becoming energy-efficient, it is vital that only qualified local roofers install solar panels on the roof. The cost really does depend on the size of the project and the type of system that you have installed. They aren’t cheap but are a great long-term investment and you can even earn some of the costs back with the government’s Feed-in-Tariff scheme. Utilise the energy source by placing solar panels on your building’s roof this spring and turn it into an ecological office space.

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