Video: Here Comes The Sun

Posted on: 19 March 2009 by Gareth Hargreaves

You could be using solar power to turn your home into a clean, lean and green powerhouse according to Oliver Heath from ITV’s Dream Homes.


Every day more of us are getting the green message and putting it into practice in our homes. We're making sure we recycle as much as we can, cutting back on waste and reducing energy consumption. 

Even so, a lot of people are still put off by the perceived costs involved in switching to a greener lifestyle. If that's you, then you'll want to know about the growing move towards microgeneration. It's the posh name for domestic solar power, and not only does it make a serious contribution to the health of the environment, it can also give a long-term boost to both your bank balance and the value of your home.

The number of people choosing to install solar panels in their homes is increasing. Solar thermal collectors heat your water, photovoltaic panels take care of your other electrical needs, and they're easy to install and unobtrusive.

Producing 100% clean energy, the solar power is controlled and distributed around your home as easily as it would be with a standard electricity meter.  Going solar reduces energy bills, insulates against future increases in costs by the power companies and can increase the value of your home in the future.

In this series of videos produced by npower, Oliver Heath, presenter of ITV's Dream Homes takes you on a tour of UK homes that have already got the microgeneration message.

You'll find out in detail how it works, and how it will benefit both you and the environment. It's time we saw the light of a very bright idea indeed.

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For more information and to view the full series, visit npower.

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