Since the introduction of the government backed feed-in-tariff (FiT) there has been an unprecedented amount of interest generated in Solar Photovoltaic energy. With the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Green Deal there has never been a better time to consider alternative ways to heat and power your home in a more sustainable manner.
Solar Photovoltaic collectors (or Solar PV as it is commonly known) utilise free energy from the sun to generate electricity. The installation of Solar PV will not only supplement a dwelling’s electricity supply but will also satisfy current Building Regulations by providing at least 10% renewable energy...
Solar Thermal is a clean and highly efficient means of using renewable energy from the sun to provide the hot water used in the home. This can not only reduce your energy bills but also attract an income via the governments Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI).
Air source and Ground source heat pumps both harvest low-grade heat energy from the environment, the heat is then upgraded using the vapour compression cycle and delivered at a usable temperature. As the main heat source is free, the energy efficiency is excellent and environmentally responsible.
Ground source heat pumps use pipes buried in the garden to extract heat from the ground. Beneath the surface, the ground stays at a fairly constant temperature, so a ground source heat pump can be used throughout the year - even in the middle of winter.They heat your home via radiators or under-floor heating systems to which they are ideally suited and provide hot water.
Biomass is the common name for organic materials used as renewable energy sources such as; wood, crops, and waste. Biomass heating systems are particularly effective in rural and semi rural areas and where the household is used to having energy “delivered” to the property, e.g. in the case of oil, LPG or solid fuel heating systems.