31 May '12, 10pm

Solar Could be UK's Answer to Rising Energy Bills: A typical solar electric system has been shown to cut a hou...

Recent research shows that energy prices have doubled from 1990 to 2011 leaving consumers struggling to pay their energy bills. According to official figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the average cost of a domestic electricity bill is now £533 and consumers are paying an average of 13.55 pence per kilowatt hour for their energy. The official DECC energy trends publication shows the real cost that consumers paid for their electricity during 2011. A typical solar electric system has been shown to cut a household's electric bill by 37 percent , reducing the average UK bill by £197 based on 2011 DECC figures. The current availability of free solar, the drop in solar costs over the last two years and the government's upcoming Green Deal means that consumers have a range of options to use solar PV at home. Energy costs are predicted to rise significantly ...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94475-solar-could-be-uk-s-...

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