|Question : Is
it interesting to place solar cells on my roof?
Certainly! You are then producing
your own environment-friendly electricity. And thanks to local
subsidies, it can even be financially interesting!
There is however an important
remark. With a small financial investment, you can already achieve
great energy savings. Observe the following order!
- Save energy!
Using your common sense can do miracles, and often for free. For
example, turn the light off in a room where there is nobody. Do not put
your television, radio,... on stand-by the whole night. Etc...
- Use energy-saving apparatus.
E.g. lamps, fridge, freezer, ... They may cost a little bit more, but
because they consume less, it does not take long to make profit.
Is your house sufficiently isolated? Do you have double glazing?
- Consider an environment-friendly
Several different energy suppliers generate (a part of) their
electricity on an environment-friendly way. Sometimes, they are even
cheaper than other suppliers.
- Place a solar water heater.
It warms (a part of) your water by the sun. For the same financial
investment as photovoltaic solar panels, you can gain more by
installing a solar water heater.
- Photovoltaic solar cells.
If steps 1 to 5 are realised, it is time to start thinking at step 6:
your own photovoltaic solar plant!
but first save energy on other ways!