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Digital Subscriptions > Build It > September 2019 > A beginner’s guide to Solar PV

A beginner’s guide to Solar PV

The financial incentives for home electricity generation may not be as attractive as they once were – but it still makes sense to install technology that captures the sun’s energy. Emily Brooks explains the basics
An in-roof solar electric system on a Cotswolds stone roof, by Environment Logic.

Thanks to a mixture of government incentives and falling technology prices, demand for solar photovoltaics (PV) boomed over the last decade. The generous Feed-In Tariffs may have gone (more about this overleaf) and a VAT hike on the products themselves (from 5% to 20%) comes in on 1st October this year – yet the allure of this renewable option is still strong, especially when combined with battery storage.

Despite uncertainty over new tariffs and VAT rates, this is an area of growth and change – not just with more aesthetically pleasing products coming to the market, but the tech industry working to improve panels’ efficiency.

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