Renewable Energy Solutions

  • Renewable Energies

    Renewable Energies AGS are always looking ahead to the future and with so much focus on the cost of supplying energy to our homes, we are very excited to be able to offer our customers an alternative. Renewable energy is all about using energy generated from naturally replenished sources (sun, wind, geothermal etc) and we have spent some time researching the various methods that would be of benefit to our customers.

    Solar Thermal

    During daylight hours, the sun’s radiation warms the earth, even when the sky is overcast. This energy can be captured by solar panels and used to heat water.

    Solar water heating

    The benefits of solar water heating

    • Hot water throughout the year: the system works all year round, though you’ll need to heat the water
      further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
    • Cut your bills: sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
    • Cut your carbon footprint: solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your
      carbon dioxide emissions

    Solar electricity

    The benefits of solar electricity

    • Cut your carbon footprint: solar electricity is green, renewables energy and doesn’t release any harmful
      carbon dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants. A typical home PV system could save around 1tonne of CO2
      per year – that’s around 25 tonnes over its lifetime.
    • Cut your electricity bills: sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity
      costs will be greatly reduced. A typical home PV system can produce around 40% of the electricity a
      household uses in a year.
    • Sell electricity back to the Grid: if your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you
      can’t use it, someone else can use it – and you could make a bit of money.
    • Store electricity for a cloudy day: if your home isn’t connected to the national grid you can store excess electricity in batteries to use when you need it.

    Ground source

    Ground source heat pumps work by using heat stored in the ground from the sun’s solar radiation to supply all of the energy required for a home’s heating and hot water system.

    Air source

    Heat your home with energy absorbed from the air around you.

    Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air This is usually used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home.

    An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. It can extract heat from the air even when the outside temperature is as low as minus 15° C. Heat pumps have some impact on the environment as they need electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the ground, air, or water is constantly being renewed naturally.

    Unlike gas or oil boilers, heat pumps deliver heat at lower temperatures over much longer periods. This means that during the winter they may need to be left on 24/7 to heat your home efficiently. It also means that radiators should never feel as hot to the touch as they would do when using a gas or oil boiler.

    The benefits of air source heat pumps

    • Can lower fuel bills, especially if you are using conventional electric heating.
    • Can reduce your carbon footprint: heat pumps can lower your home’s carbon emissions, depending on
      which fuel you are replacing.
    • No fuel deliveries required.
    • Can provide space heating and hot water.
    • It’s often classed as a ‘fit and forget’ technology because it needs little maintenance.
    • Can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump, but efficiencies can be lower.
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