Shining light on solar revolution

Mike Birchall, an electrician with over 25 years' experience, has launched his new business, MBE Solar, having been convinced of the benefits of solar power within his own home

Mike Birchall, an electrician with over 25 years' experience, has launched his new business, MBE Solar, having been convinced of the benefits of solar power within his own home

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FOLLOWING the first international flight powered by solar energy, a Wyre energy expert is bringing the benefits of solar power to homes and smaller businesses.

Mike Birchall, an electrician with more than 25 years’ experience, has launched MBE Solar having been convinced of the benefits of solar power within his own home.

His business is fully accredited under the Government’s Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) and Mike is a member of the REAL assurance scheme set up by the Renewable Energy Association.

MBE Solar has already completed the installation of solar energy panels at various homes which are now generating ‘green’ energy – as British homes are tipped to become the power stations of the future.

Mike said: “As a nation, we have to generate power in different ways going forward and the financial incentives to do this through solar power are more than attractive.

“For the cost of a new fitted kitchen, a home can deliver a new income stream though solar power, help the planet and provide a cushion against rising electricity bills.”

The attraction of solar power for those wishing to tackle climate change and generate free electricity from a renewable energy source is huge – and can save tonnes of CO2 every year.

No planning permission is required, other than in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation area.

Money editors have advised investors one of the best rates of return on their money can come from solar power at a time when earning such interest is impossible via the banks.

Mike is already receiving calls from savvy savers who have cottoned on to the benefits of solar power as an investment mechanism as they can ‘sell’ their excess for up to 43.3 pence per kw/h to the National Grid.

The excess is automatically fed back into the system via the solar power installation, enabling solar panels to be a generator of income, as well as power.