Renewable energy savings

While the RHI grant for large scale biomass has now virtually disappeared, there are still other ways of claiming the RHI (The Renewable Heat Incentive) Biomass boilers, solar heating, and the domestic RHI scheme. 

 

Please continue reading to learn more about these green alternatives to traditional energy supplies. 

 

SOLAR ENERGY

 

Solar energy is now one of the most efficient methods of renewable energy owing to the consistent energy of the sun, and the maintenance-free aspect of reducing your energy bills. The payback or ROI can be anything from 5 to 7 years depending on each individual case. 

 

Every panel has a guaranteed 25 year+ guarantee, and for smaller businesses, we highly recommend getting a quote from us.

 

National Grid has recently tried to block lower distribution prices during peak usage periods, in search of a smart grid scheme, so solar is a good way for business owners to try and offset this by using their machinery during times when solar power is at its most intense, so saving money.

 

The ever-evolving technologies that are developing will continue to make use of this source in clearer, and cheaper ways, making solar the fastest developing renewable energy source. The carbon footprint of solar PV (photovoltaic) panels is minute and as the materials used are being more and more renewable, it continues to dwindle.

 

As well as helping the environment, solar energy also helps your pocket. Your electricity bills could reduce considerably due to the energy you are producing and using, and thus not purchasing from your energy provider.

A large advantage of solar is the ease of maintenance. Once installed, solar panels require little upkeep. They are generally installed at an angle that allows rain to run off freely, washing dirt and dust away. If you keep them from becoming blocked by dirt, solar panels could last for over 25 years with little loss inefficiency.  

 

Battery storage is also developing fast, and soon our clients will be able to store their power for usage at more expensive times, so do please consult us on this rapidly evolving product.

 

OTHER SOURCES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

At present, 28% of Britain’s power comes from renewable energy, and this number is set to rise over the next few years. The UK Govt is already committed to 0% Carbon by 2050, and more recently, has committed to 35% Carbon by 2035. With such an array of various technologies available, you might be wondering where to start.

 

Air Source Heat Pumps:

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) soak up warmth from the outside to heat your home and water. They can even withdraw heat when air temperatures get as low as -15°C. We at Central Power can assist you to guarantee your business saves money by making use of renewable energy sources such as ASHPs.

 

Wind Turbines:

Wind turbines utilize the energy of the wind and use it to produce electricity. As the wind blows, the propellers are pushed around, powering a turbine that creates electricity. The more powerful the wind, the more energy produced. Interested in commercial wind power? We can consult with you about how to get it up and running, and also the best providers to go with.

 

Hydropower:

Hydroelectricity is based on the power of gravity. Water in rivers and streams flows downwards towards the sea; as the water passes through a hydropower system, the energy in the water drives a turbine which turns a generator and energy is produced. The power of the system will depend on the strength of the water passing through, as well as the efficiency of the system. If you’re looking into making use of hydropower, be sure to get in touch, we can help to make the switch as easy as possible.

 

Thermal Energy Stores:

A thermal store is a way of storing and managing renewable heat until it is needed. Heated water is usually stored in a large, well-insulated cylinder often called a buffer or accumulator tank. A thermal store may contain one or more heat exchangers, usually in the form of internal coiled pipes or external flat-plate heat exchangers. It may also include an electrical heating element, such as an immersion heater. Thermal energy stores are relatively easy to install and are compatible with various energy systems. So, if that sounds like something that could benefit your business, get in touch with us today.

 

So, you do need to start, and if you are interested in installing renewables in your business or home, let us help steer you through the basics.

 

There are several local Grant Schemes available including;

 

  • The Low Carbon Opportunities Scheme (LOCoP), where there are still grants available in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
  • Marches Growth Hub - your gateway to West Midlands business support. 
  • And the business energy efficiency programs (BEEP), and building investment grants along with business growth programs too. 

 

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