Working in the renewable energy industry since 2011, we have helped almost 1,000 customers adopt renewable energy solutions for their water heating and home energy. These customers have saved over 2,300 metric tonnes of CO2 so far.
1. Solar Thermal
A Solar thermal installation captures the heat from the sun and uses it to heat up water for use in the house. It should provide most of your hot water from April to September, and make a worthwhile contribution in other months. Read exactly how it works on our news page or watch a video on YouTube.
The system also allows you to take advantage of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The government will pay you for every kWh you generate for 7 years. Solar Thermal tubes will reduce your impact on the environment - the average domestic system reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to one tonne per year depending of the fuel replaced. Well developed technology provides a large choice of equipment to suit many applications.
Solar thermal is easy to manage and maintain and in terms of roof space, the system only requires a relatively small number of panels. Plus an almost guaranteed increase in the value of your property, we would hope your solar thermal hot water system will last up to 35 years.
2. Solar Iboost & Solar Panels
If your home has hot water storage, with an immersion heater, then it is ideal for a Solar iBoost+. Fitted in minutes, this gadget will instantly start saving you money on heating. It works in conjuction with solar panels.
If you already have Solar Panels for your home then you will know there are periods of export when you can’t consume all the energy you generate. This energy normally flows back to the grid seamlessly so you may not even be aware of it.
Working wirelessly a Solar iBoost fits neatly into your airing cupboard. The system instantly responds to your home's variations in power consumption and the changing weather - heating your water when excess power is generated by your solar panels. Quick to install the Solar iBoost works alongside your existing water heating system.
Using your surplus solar photovoltaic energy to heat the water in your tank means that you do not have to ignite your boiler. This means you use you boiler less and cut the cost of heating water in your home. Essentially, you are using free energy to heat your water rather than paying for it.
3. Biomass boiler
These fuel efficient boilers are a favourite amongst those who want to keep their carbon emissions low and save money on their energy bills. Biomass boilers burn pellets, logs or wood to heat your home’s water. Burning plant biomass does release carbon, but only the amount the plant consumed, so the fuel is classed as carbon neutral.
By switching your boiler's fuel to a biomass means that you qualify for a Renewable Heat Incentive payment from the Government. This is an annual payment for the first 7 years to encourage carbon reduction.
Large rural properties will benefit the most from installing a biomass boiler, but even a small domestic installation could generate £960 in income for you. (Based on 12kw).
The savings are even greater where the biomass boiler is replacing an LPG or oil system, and significant when replacing an old inefficient boiler. Customers typically experience a 17% return on investment each year - better than any bank!