Thomas Edison 1931
Solar PV and Solar Water Heating Systems
Solar panel technology to save on your fuel bills and reduce your carbon footprint
Renewable solar panel technologies such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar hot water will be instrumental in tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions to the required levels. Solar energy is already widely used in other countries and has a proven track record.
GHE Solar supply and install both solar thermal systems, also known as solar hot water, and photovoltaics (PV) or solar electric.
Solar PV (solar electric) has taken the UK by storm since the introduction of the Feed-in tariff (FIT) in April 2010. The Feed-in tariff (FIT) for PV is a Government guaranteed payment for every unit of electricity a PV array produces. Follow this link full details of the Feed-in tariff (FIT). This payment can generate returns up to 10%. In a time of low interest rates solar PV system is the perfect investment.
PV has a number of applications including houses, office buildings, farms, warehouses, schools and factories.
Solar Thermal (solar hot water) correctly sized and installed at a house, office, factory, farm, gym or leisure centre could save up to 70% of hot water bills each year. Much like PV and the feed-in tariff, solar thermal will soon have a guaranteed payment for the heat produced. This will be known as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and will come into effect towards the end of 2012.
To find out more about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) please click here.
Solar hot water is suitable for most business premises, including hotels, factories, restaurants, private schools, nursing homes, leisure centres, gyms and farms and solar thermal systems are also eligible for 100% first year tax allowances. To find out more about the 100% first year tax allowance please call GHE Solar on 01635 202612.
Heat pumps if sized correctly will offer 100% of your heating and hot water requirements at a fraction of the running costs of oil or gas. At present there is a RHPP - a grant to help with initial cost and from next year there will be a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) that will pay the owner of the heat pump for every kWh produced by the pump. To find out more about heat pumps and to arrange a free quote please call us on 01635 202612.
For either of the technologies based on solar panels please call GHE Solar on 01635 202612 to book a free, no obligation site survey from one of our fully qualified solar engineers, who will assess your property and advise on installation costs.