Renewable energy is the term used to describe energy flows that occur naturally and continuously in the environment, such as energy from the wind, waves or tides. The origin of the majority of these sources can be traced back to either the sun (energy from the sun helps to drive the earth’s weather patterns) or the gravitational effects of the sun and the moon. This means that these sources are essentially inexhaustible.
Solar thermal heating for domestic hot water is the fastest growing renewable technology across Europe. Using radiation from the sun, a sophisticated solar collector is used to transfer the maximum amount of energy possible in to a fluid which runs through the collector and which is then used to indirectly heat water in a storage cylinder.
As solar thermal technology does not rely on sunlight but on solar radiation, it can work as efficiently in our climate to provide around 50-70% of annual domestic hot water requirements.
Using the sun as a renewable energy source helps the environment, leads to reduced energy bills and means less reliance on gas and electricity for water heating.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps absorb heat from the outside to heat buildings. There are two types of air-source heating systems. Air-to-air systems provide warm air, which is circulated to heat the building. The other type, air-to-water, heat water to provide heating to a building through radiators or an under floor system.
The pump takes energy from the air and raise it to a higher temperature, using a process which is similar to a reverse refrigeration process. This is an alternative, low cost solution for space heating and hot water.
These systems are ideal for very tight spaces and within an eco architectural design or within the design of a building which has large internal spaces such as audience halls and public places. They have no major parts outside exposed to the elements, which means that the organs compressor and circulation pumps are all internal.
If you would like to know more about renewable solutions and what would be the best for your particular requirement, we’ll be happy to discuss with you and offer free advice. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
an even heat, and feels pleasant underfoot. It is the ultimate in heating comfort. It is also allergy-free (there is no moving air or blowing dust), safe for children, pleasant (the air is not dried), reliable, quiet (no noisy blowers), and adjustable – you can set the heating levels exactly as you want them from a central control.