The burning of fossil fuels to heat and power our homes has produced two of the great problems facing society today. Firstly, the greenhouse gases that are emitted are changing the earth's climate in a potentially catastrophic manner and secondly, the resulting scarcity of resources is pushing up energy prices to unaffordable levels.
Across the globe it has long been acknowledged that one of the best ways to alleviate this crisis is to harness the free and limitless source of energy that falls on earth every day from the sun. In the UK we have been characteristically slow to embrace solar power technology, but now with the combined effects of government will, improved efficiency and greater affordability, more and more people are joining the solar revolution.
The very process of being involved in the production of electricity makes a homeowner more aware of their own usage and actively encourages energy efficiency. After all, the more power you save the more money you make.