3 Reasons Rooftop Solar is Storming The Energy Market

Solar is taking over.

But I bet you haven’t even noticed. 

Our customers often worry about compromising style for sustainability. But the beauty of Vision 2030’s PV panels is their subtle, stylish look, blending seamlessly for a discreet, unobtrusive feel. Next time you’re taking a stroll, sneak a peek at your local rooftops. You’ll be surprised by just how many homes have kitted out their houses with PV panels. 

This solar takeover is linked to various factors, including a government effort to expand the country’s solar capacity. In April, the British government released a comprehensive plan to increase the country’s solar energy capacity five-fold. The Prime Minister released a statement claiming:  

‘We’re setting out bold plans to scale up and accelerate affordable, clean and secure energy made in Britain, for Britain–from new nuclear to offshore wind–in the decade ahead.’ 

Our sun

Did you know that our sun provides enough energy to produce power for the entire earth 10,000 times Every. Single. Day.  

And yet, so many haven’t made the switch to solar energy. Amidst growing energy bills, a crisis has risen, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify the surge in spending. In addition, lockdown has seen a shift in the way we work. Many companies now opt for a hybrid culture, meaning more people working from home racking up greater energy bills. 

But don’t worry, we’ve made it our mission to meet the public’s increasing desire to take energy into their own hands in a cheaper, more sustainable fashion. Saving you money is our no.1 priority. Not just today, but tomorrow, and every day after that. And you can save quite a bit. The average savings for a 4kW system are about £653 a year. Let’s say (hypothetically) your average monthly bill is £55, you can offset this spending, cutting it down to a staggering £0. 

But the savings don’t stop there.  

At Vision 2030, we like to focus on the long-term benefits. Our solar-only systems start at £4986 and will cut your energy bills, on average, by 60%. For solar and battery, we’re looking at a phenomenal 80%worth of savings. And (if you need a little more convincing) our customers can save a whopping £20,000 over the lifespan of their system. 

How will the government’s plan for a greener Britain affect you and how you use solar? 

We’re seeing the best solar panels installed across the UK on homes, offices, even on churches. But imagine how many more energy-efficient rooftops we’d see if relevant permitted development rights were radically simplified.  

Despite the ever-growing expansion of the solar industry, the last time we saw permitted development rights amended in the UK was in 2015, when the allowable threshold for rooftop solar installations was increased. Now the government has promised to consult on development rights over the next few months.  

This means that for those of you who’ve made a home out of a historic house and, until now, have faced practical planning barriers, there may be hope. With promises to review the barriers homeowners face, you could keep that historic flare while bringing your energy usage into the 21st century. 

What about cost? 

 Here at Vision 2030, we understand that amid surging energy prices and the nagging guilt of switching on your heating or hanging an extra set of fairy lights, solar panels are looking better than ever. But, despite our guarantee to cut your energy costs significantly off the bat, we recognise that hefty upfront fees are enough to make even the greenest warrior shiver. Luckily, a government statement on domestic solar panels recognised the goal to reduce VAT charges from 5% to zero until 2027. It’s a brilliant piece of news that will bring solar to households who may not have considered the possibility of a sustainably powered home.  

Let’s shed some solar-powered light on this new information

In the past, VAT charges on solar panels transformed from a digestible 5% rate to an intricate calculation of 5% or 20%, based on each customer’s individual circumstances. This rise made installation unprofitable, and while we watched solar rates rise, rates for fossil fuels remained the same. Cutting VAT to zero not only allows our customers to bypass consuming calculations but means there’s one less cost to concern yourself with.  

So, you can focus on saving money, rather than spending it.  

Ready to take the first step? Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote from one of our expert surveyors today.  

How much could you save?