Solar power is getting increasingly affordable. Switching to solar power can certainly save you a lot of money on your home energy bills. However, you have to be careful about where you purchase your solar power from. Many consumers are getting lured in by cold callers who contact them with “great deals” on solar and end up spending far more than they should.
Urban Energy offers the following warnings about sellers who call you out of the blue offering solar power deals:
- Claiming that their rates are heavily discounted. Many of these cold callers will state that they’re offering you the best rate available when this simply isn’t true. A lot of people haven’t done enough research into solar power to know whether or not the claim is correct. As with any other big purchase, it’s very important to shop around to learn about pricing before you buy.
- Neglecting to mention the feed-in tariff. In the UK there’s a feed-in tariff, also called the Clean Energy Cash Back Scheme, that allows you to get money back when you use solar power. It provides a fixed income for the energy that you generate and use in your home. If you produce excess energy then you can sell it back to the grid. It’s designed to offer a nice tidy profit to energy-conscience consumers after a twenty-five year period has passed. If cold callers don’t mention it then it may be because they are pocketing this money for themselves.
- The catch. In some cases, the offer for solar power may sound like it’s a good one but then it involves a catch. For example, the price may be low (and even free) but then there’s a monthly or annual required maintenance charge that is very pricey. Carefully ask about the terms when someone calls you to talk about solar power. Don’t agree to anything that’s not in writing.
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Urban Energy is an innovative organisation specialising in the financing, design and installation of economic and environmentally sound solar powered energy systems for commercial property (private and public) and domestic dwellings. Our expertise in the field of Government sponsored funding programmes and solar power products will provide individuals and organisations with an excellent opportunity to overcome capital cost barriers, save money on energy bills, increase profit margins, increase the value of their property and reduce their carbon footprint.
Urban Energy employ the very best engineers in this field, all of which are fully qualified, MCS certified and Government approved to carry out this task, complying with strict guidelines and are members of the Solar Trade Association.
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