Renewables Guide Raises Awareness Of Heat Pumps To Solar Owners

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Renewables Guide recommends homes with Solar PV should also consider heat pumps.

Renewables Guide is on a mission to raise awareness of the benefits of heat pumps, not only to those homeowners who wish to make a positive contribution to the environment and lower their energy bills, but particularly to those households who have already taken a step towards improving their carbon footprint by installing a solar photovoltaic system.

Heat pumps are classified as a renewable energy technology, although they do require a small amount of electricity to work. However, the amount of electrical energy required is less than the amount of heat energy they generate, which makes them more efficient than other electrical heat generating technologies.

Subsequently homes with solar panels could power heat pumps through the electricity they produce, so the two technologies would complement each other perfectly and enable such homes to become more self-sufficient and lower their energy bills and carbon emissions even further.

David Holmes, Founder of Renewables Guide commented, “It’s fantastic to see many homes in the UK have opted to install and are now using solar technology to generate their own electricity. Our aim is to encourage homeowners who are environmentally conscious that they can improve their green credentials further by considering the benefits of installing technologies such as ground source heating systems, air to air and air to water heat pumps, some of which qualify for the one off renewable energy grant payments available through the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme”.

An obvious group of homeowners who would benefit from using heat pump technology alongside solar are those homes currently off-grid. Many of these homes still use fossil fuels that are expensive and continue to rise in price, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and heating oil. So it is crucial more is done to generate a greater awareness of the renewable energy technologies available, especially considering the costs to install technologies such as solar pv are significantly lower today than they were even 12 months ago.

For more information visit renewablesguide.co.uk where users can receive up to 3 no obligation quotes for free from approved renewable engineers in their chosen location.

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