With the ice at our poles melting at an alarming rate and scientists attributing much of that to the greenhouse gases we release into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, there's never been a better time to show a little love for Planet Earth and go solar.
While oil and gas are helping to speed up the warming of the planet, nuclear also remains a controversial option - public disasters like Fukushima and Chernobyl have dissuaded the public and many scientists agree that it doesn't eliminate the problem of waste. This is why renewable electricity sources are having a bit of a moment. From wind farms to hydroelectric plants, the majestic power of Mother Nature is a great way to power our modern lives whilst looking after our precious planet.
Solar power is perhaps the greatest source of natural energy we have; through photosynthesis, our plants use it to feed themselves and, in turn, feed us. Solar panels allow us to harness that energy for many more purposes, powering our homes, our businesses and even our vehicles.
The sun's energy is a resource that isn't looking set to run out for many billions of years - another advantage that it holds over other fuels. And best of all? It's totally free.
By installing solar panels on your business or home, you can create your own energy - and in some cases, sell that energy back to the national grid when you find yourself with a surplus. Solar panels are always improving in their efficacy, and we believe that by embracing them now, you'll find yourself ahead of the curve - in a decade they'll be as commonplace as satellite dishes are now.
Installing solar panels is an excellent way to reduce your environmental footprint in a way that's unobtrusive and won't be an eyesore for your neighbours. You'll be able to cut your bills and maybe even make some money - and you get to feel really good about yourself while you're doing it!