As a recent report reveals that a move to solar power could save Bradford’s schools up to £5 million over the next 15 years, Dewsbury based consulting firm Green Deal Energy Advice are keen to encourage local businesses and residents to consider whether switching to a greener energy solution could be the answer for them.

The report by Bradford Council noted that two schools have already benefited from the introduction of solar panels, and a further forty may be suitable. One primary school in Saltaire has saved approximately £2,700 in less than a year, since their panels were fitted in September 2015.

According to Liaqat Ali, Company Director of Green Deal Energy Advice, this is not an atypical saving, and many homes and businesses could be missing out on similar huge savings by not considering solar power as a viable energy option.

Liaqat Ali, Company Director of Green Deal Energy Advice
Liaqat Ali, Company Director of Green Deal Energy Advice

Green Deal Energy Advice provides straightforward and honest consultations to many customers who are somewhat confused about what solar panels actually are and what the benefits may be for them.

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the daylight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting. Using solar panels can save you money by reducing bills, adding value to your property and allowing you to participate in government ‘Feed-in tariff’ schemes which are guaranteed for over 20 years.

The report by Bradford council also encouraged schools to utilise council-trained staff to fit the panels rather than private contractors. Fully understanding the benefits and intricacies of solar power is a difficult undertaking which can take a long time to perfect, something which Liaqat has worked hard on developing over the years in order to provide maximum reassurance and clear advice to customers in a straightforward and simple manner.

In addition to savings on electricity bills, Solar panels can increase the value of a property by £5,000 or more, representing a fantastic return on any private or commercial investment. With Green Deal Energy Advice, the process can be effectively free with nothing to pay upfront for panels and installation, as well as a 25 Year performance warranty. Solar panels also require very little maintenance over their lifetime, representing yet more ongoing savings.

Liaqat, who has many years experience as a consultant and advisor and is passionate about encouraging the uptake of solar energy worldwide also commented that there has never been a better time to invest in solar power, as solar technology is constantly developing and improving, and future development will only further improve on what is already a highly effective, efficient and sensible method of providing clean energy.

For any home or business owners who would like to know more about solar power, find out whether switching to cleaner energy would suit them, or generally just have a chat about their options, Green Deal Energy Advice are on hand to give free, no-obligation surveys and consultations. So what are you waiting for? Lighten the load on the environment and your wallet sooner rather than later, and bring some sunshine into your life with solar panels.

You can visit for more information, or call on 0333 121 7365 for an informal chat about making green energy work for you.