FOR more than three decades, solar power has been the leading light in environmentally friendly energy.
Simple, efficient and reliable, it can save you piles of cash all year round.
There are two main types available - photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and solar thermal heating panels.
While PV panels generate electricity to run appliances and lighting, solar thermal panels use energy to warm water stored in a hot water cylinder.
Even on overcast days, both systems will collect heat from the sun - providing your home with free energy. And your bills will plummet.
Jim Kirkland, from Solar Electricity Systems, said: "Energy is getting more …