What Is a 2kW PV Solar Panel System?
You may not have known, but you are perfectly able to cover the needs of a small home with a 2kW solar panel system. Systems like this are able to produce the energy required for one to three people, and it makes your home environmentally friendly as well.
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Even though solar panel systems are produced by a whole range of different manufacturers, the basic principles remain the same. Each solar panel system is made up of a set of solar panels. The solar panels themselves consist of many solar cells that have been grouped together. This allows the solar cells to work together and gather light, turning it into electricity that is ready to be used. The 2kW solar panel system is different in the sense that its output rate is different from those provided by other, larger, systems. The annual electricity generated is expected to be around 1,88kWh.
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How Much Does a 2kW PV Solar Panel System Cost?
The regular 2kW solar panel system tends to require around 14m2 of roof space, and this usually starts from approximately £3,250 in the UK. However, it is best to speak to a professional installer, as they will be able to determine the final price, which takes the size of your roof and possible complications into consideration. Until then, it is best to keep around £4,000 aside for the purchase and installation of a 2kW solar panel system.
How Do I Get the Most out of My PV Solar Panels System?
The efficiency of a solar panel system is strongly tied to the geographical location it has been installed in as well as the angling of your roof, or the installation surface if you are installing it elsewhere. However, any installer with experience should be able to easily determine the best location for your solar panels to be placed. It is important to keep in mind that any trees or buildings that are shading your roof will prevent your panels from reaching their full potential.
Taking into consideration that you are likely to have spent a minimum of £4,000 on this investment, it is safe to say that you would probably like to see some sort of return on your investment. In order for this to happen, you must first ensure that the installer you choose is MCS accredited. If they are, then you will be able to benefit from the FIT scheme, which pays you for the excess energy you sell back to the National Grid. Here are a few facts:
- 2kW systems have a payback period of around 7.5 years, which is very short compared to most others
- You’ll be making a profit on your investment after the payback period.
- 2kW solar panels system installed by an MCS certified supplier will earn you 4.11p per kWh of electricity generated, plus the export tariff of 4.77p per kWh
- FIT guarantees you around 4.11p per kWh more on top of this
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