AFFORDABLE solar energy for the home was once the stuff of science fiction.
More and more homes and businesses however are opting for sustainable and renewable energy which not only reduces your carbon footprint, but is surprisingly affordable.
The energy from the sun can be used to generate two types of power, electricity and heat.
Solar collectors gathering the sun’s energy to transform into electricity are called “photovoltaic” (PV), and the solar collectors can be used to heat domestic hot water.
Even taking into account the temperamental weather in the UK, solar waterheating can typically provide almost all hot water requirements during the summer months and averages around 70% year-round performance.
Last April, the Government introduced an incentive scheme, which means PV systems are even more cost effective.
It is a key aspect of reaching the national targets in carbon reduction which governments have signed up to.
The scheme includes paid “Feed-in Tariffs” (FITs) for producing electricity.
In addition, you can use the electricity produced free of charge.
The Government introduced FITs in order that businesses, domestic householders and social housing could make the most of renewable technology.
There is even a cashback scheme for the energy you do not use, which is sold to the National Grid.
Established in 1992, Winterwarm is a family-owned business with an established track record of advice and installation throughout Huddersfield.
It offers advice on domestic and commercial clients on key renewable technologies and systems including air source heat pumps, which absorb heat from the outside air which can then be used to warm water for radiators or underfloor heating systems, or to warm the air in your home.
Ground source heat pumps are another option. For further information or to arrange a consultation with the winterwarm team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring for free 0800 0192001