What is the cost of solar panels? What you need to know before investing

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Finding out the real cost of solar panels is a smart step towards making your home more eco-friendly. 

Home-generated renewable energy is more important than ever before as energy and gas prices skyrocket — and as we become ever aware of our carbon footprint. While solar panels are definitely an investment, they will pay for themselves in time and help to minimise monthly outgoings — making them an enticing option in the current climate. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.

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