Residential Solar Panels – My Thoughts

The Climate Change Collective – Latest Post – Installing and Running Residential Solar Panels

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It is time to celebrate the latest post from ‘The Climate Change Collective’ of bloggers. This month it was Krista’s turn to produce the lead article and she has really inspired me. Talking about her own experience of adding solar panels, she highlights the impact.

Krista has found a big reduction in her power bills. Her post also clearly demonstrates how much this affects the environment. For instance, her solar panels have reduced 12.99 tonnes of CO2 emissions and potentially saved a number of trees. Any excess power generated contributes to the National Grid.

The latest environmental article:

Residential Solar Panels 2022 – Year in Review

Read more about how Krista found the fitting and inclusion of solar panels at home. She added more panels two years after the initial instillation when she realised the potential.

My Thoughts

This is the dream for me to have solar panels and I am setting money aside for this. They are extremely expensive in the UK but hopefully will become more accessible soon.

There are many flat fields of solar panels in my county. However, one large solar panel site was blocked recently. Apparently politicians considered it an eye-sore. I am sorry but looks don’t matter. To me, coal and gas power stations aren’t exactly aesthetically pleasing either.

In A Nutshell

Encouraging putting solar panels on houses should be a government priority. Prices should be reduced and grants available. This is a brilliant thing to do, after all.

The Climate Change Collective started from a conversation between Michelle (Boomer EcoCrusader) and myself. We have asked other likeminded bloggers to get involved and now have a passionate, growing community.

If you would like to involve your blog, please drop a comment or tweet one of us. Make sure you check out our latest blog post from Krista at a sustainably simple life.

14 thoughts on “Residential Solar Panels – My Thoughts

  1. Solar panels have become increasingly popular here in the US and also in Jamaica and the Caribbean. I hear many people rave about how much money they save in their yearly electric bill when they install solar panels. But I did not associate solar panel with CO2 gas emmision until I read your blog. We all can make a change one step at a time to help save the environment.

  2. I feel that all new build houses should have solar panels installed at the building stage.

  3. We get the same concerns expressed about wind farms. People complain they are a blight on the landscape. Personally, I think they’re kind of cool. I love driving past fields of windmills and thinking about how we’re harnessing something natural to create energy.

  4. The price is definitely one of the reasons that’s stopping people from putting solar panels at home. With inflation and property rates increasing rapidly, it is government’s responsibility to take active initiative for climate change as soon as possible. Though in my village where there are small houses and lots of sunlight, people are easily using solar panels for minimum energy usage. They also use solar powered mobile chargers, something that is used by city people who love going on hikes and camping.

  5. That’s great that you’re actively setting money aside to save for solar panels! Hopefully the government steps up in the UK to implement grants for people so installing panels becomes more accessible. That’s something that’s helped here in Canada for sure!

  6. I’ve seeen some houses in Denmark that have solar panels, but I never looked into it as we live in an apartment. I was curious, and apparently the average price range for solar panels on a detached home is 70,000–170,000 DKK or £8,000-20,000 which is quite expensive! It would be great if solar panels were more affordable and grants were available. They do help reduce CO2 emissions plus they save you money on eletricity bills!

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