Renewable Energy by Loft My Pad Loft Conversion Specialists
What is renewable energy?
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Renewable energy effectively uses natural resources such as the sun, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.
Why choose solar power?
As sunlight is constant solar power is renewable-and the technology used for solar hot water heating is simple, effective and the most tried and tested, which makes it easy to adopt.
VELUX Solar hot water system
The Velux solar hot water system is designed to integrate easily within the heating system of your home; their solar tank is compatible with most types of auxiliary heating systems. The Velux solar collectors are sleek in design and high in efficiency; they supply up to 70% of your hot water requirements and are affordable!
How does solar thermal work?
The key components in solar thermal is the collector that is heated by the sun rays. There are two main components in the solar system. First you need to absorb the sun's energy, this is done in a solar collector on the roof. Secondly you need to store the energy and this occurs when transferring it into stored hot water for use later.
What if there is no sun or it is cloudy?
Solar collectors use irradiation off the sun so even on a cloudy day the can absorb significant energy. When the sun shines a greater amount of energy can be absorbed.
Do I still need a boiler?
Yes. You will require a backup heat source such as an emersion heater as the solar system only provides hot water
Ground Source Heat Pumps
A ground source heat pump is an electrically powered system that uses natural energy to heat your home.
Ground source can provide low cost comfortable heating that uses sustainable energy, causing no direct emissions or other damage to the environment.
Ground Source Heat Pumps are suitable for a variety of different properties and are designed to be the sole source of heating and hot water.