Saturday, 14 July 2007


NPower solar

Tap into the power of the sun.....

No matter where you live in the UK, you can take advantage of the sun’s natural energy to generate your own electricity and hot water. Even on cloudy days, solar panels can capture solar rays and convert them into electricity. They do this silently and because they don’t emit any harmful pollution, they will increase your home’s and family’s green credentials.

Although the number of British homes using solar power is currently quite small (around 6,000 in 2006) – it’s set to grow rapidly over the next few years, as it already has in other countries. Germany, for example, has around 140,000 homes using solar power – and in Japan, it’s almost 400,000.(Source BBC News 2007)

With npower solar you can come to us for everything you need. Working with our appointed contractor, Ecofirst, together we can talk you through all you need to know with Ecofirst managing the installation and providing any after service. We will even collect and pay you for any ROC's you are eligible to receive and in addition, pay you for any surplus electricity that you generate, if you join our buy-back scheme#. It couldn’t be easier!

Solar Photovoltaic

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight directly into electricity that can be used for normal household consumption – i.e. to power electrical equipment such as storage heaters, washing machines, refrigerators, televisions etc. You may already be familiar with this technology; if you own a calculator, the chances are it’s powered by solar PV.
Each solar PV panel contains cells made of two or more thin layers of semi-conducting material, most commonly silicon. When a cell is exposed to light, electrical charges are generated and this is then fed into your home’s electricity supply.

Why solar PV?

You could lower your electricity bills – often by around 60%.
You could improve your property through improved energy performance. recognised by the new 'Home Information Pack'.

Reduce your impact on the environment .

Generating your own electricity means you can take advantage of npower’s buy-back scheme (if you join our buy-back scheme) to make money from any excess electricity you produce, for example on very sunny days. This means you can sell us back the excess electricity you export for the same amount as the standard tariff follow on rate that you would pay for the electricity you buy from npower.

npower along with Ecofirst, our appointed contractor for installation make the whole process of having solar PV panels fitted much easier, and together, we’ll help you through every stage of the journey.

Figure includes Renewables Obligation Certificate payment. Source npower Environmental & Renewables Team, June 2007.

PV systems and their installation are supplied by Ecofirst and you will need to enter into a contract direct with Ecofirst for its supply and installation. Npower does not warrant or represent and is not responsible for the quality, fitness for purpose or otherwise of the PV system or its installation and any other equipment provided by Ecofirst, nor for the actions or omissions of Ecofirst or any installer used by Ecofirst.
Contact or call npower on 0800 316 1491

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