Yeovil photography competition still open to entries
By jashby1 | Thursday, August 09, 2012, 13:39
The good folk of Yeovil still have time this month to submit photographs of the great British weather for a competition organised by a local solar panel installation company.
Phil Grabham, Managing Director of Solar Systems.
The solar torch Solar Systems is giving away.
Solar Systems is asking people from the town to share their weather-related shots before September 3 to be in with a chance of winning a solar powered torch.
Phil Grabham, Managing Director of Solar Systems explains: "We are inviting any keen and amateur photographers to take photographs of the great British weather, for example an amazing sunset or summer holiday snap in the rain or sun.
"As it is a best of British year with the Jubilee and the Games, we thought it would be a great way of celebrating the great British weather and the spirit in which we embrace it.
"We have five solar powered torches to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, we would like people to upload their photos to www.twitter.com/solarsystems1 by midnight on Monday, September 3."
Solar Systems was established in 2008 and specialises in the design and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and thermal panels. The company has a wealth of experience working with homeowners and businesses across the South West.
Phil added: "In the current economic climate, where people are looking for alternative, eco-friendly ways to power their homes and businesses, solar panels can be a great option.
"The electricity generated is free and the Government's Feed In Tariff pays for each unit that is produced. Any surplus electricity will get exported back to the grid for an additional sum.
"During recent months the cost of panels has dropped, giving a financial return on investment of around 10-12%, which is tax free, index-linked and guaranteed for 20 years.
"Photovoltaic (PV) panels do not require direct sunlight to work. Even on a cloudy day electricity will be generated, which is a plus considering the unpredictable weather in the UK.
"With energy prices increasing, solar PV is a great way to cap inflation and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions."