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Solar Panels as an option for households in the UK
Sólarsellur sem raunhæfur kostur fyrir heimilin í Bretlandi
Households are encouraged to invest in solar panels with schemes that the government has in place as part their battle to cut emission and tackle climate change.
The objective of this research project was to find out if investing in solar panels is an realistic option for household in the UK.
Methodology used was in the form of a 4 different types of research that aimed to study all aspects of different factors contributing to the final decisions.
First step was to gather secondary data to get the wider picture. Second step was to do a primary research in form of focus groups to get information about householder’s views and feelings. Third step was a primary research in the form of an interview with an owner of a solar company and the forth was a focus group.
Because human’s consumption of energy over the years has caused environmental damage that is affecting society as whole, the decision about energy options should not only be based on profitability. The conclusion is therefore based on three factors which are society, environment and profitability.
The results show that investing in solar panels is a realistic option for households regarding all these factors. However, there are limitations as this option is not available for every household in the UK.