With increasing fuel costs and concerns over climate change, we encourage our customers to save energy, reduce environmental impacts and promote resource conservation. Each of our services can be tailored to meet the needs of today, whilst thinking about the future. Here’s an insight to a few ways renewable energy can be used with the help of Ian Hobbs Technical Services:
Renewable Energy Surveys
Reviewing your current use of energy is vital to reducing your carbon footprint and saving money. A survey will result in a list of opportunities with associated costs and savings, from which you can determine your priorities.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps are one of the most efficient and cost effective heating technologies on the market. These systems use a refrigerant system involving a compressor and condenser to convert the energy from the outside air into heat to be used elsewhere. These systems therefore deliver green, low cost reliable energy all year round.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pumps work by utilising solar energy in the ground. Heat is absorbed into fluid that passes through pipes underground which is then used to heat water, radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and plant machinery in your premises with no adverse effects on the environment.
Biomass boilers offer an environmentally friendly heating solution. Burning biomass, such as wood pellets or logs, emits the same amount of carbon dioxide as is absorbed while the plants were growing. Therefore, biomass is classed as carbon-neutral renewable energy. Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels extremely efficiently and the heat produced is used to provide heating and hot water.
Solar Panel Electricity Systems (PV)
PV solar panels capture the suns energy using photovoltaic cells and converts sunlight into electricity to power appliances, machinery and lighting. These cells do not primarily need direct sunlight to work so will generate electricity throughout the year.
Solar thermal technology uses sunlight rather than fossil fuels to generate energy. The energy produced is used to heat water or other fluids and can also power solar cooling systems. These systems drive business value by complying with sustainability mandates and also providing reduced utility bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
Wind energy is already powering many UK homes, farms and businesses. Wind forces the blades around to drive the turbine to generate electricity and the stronger the wind, the more energy is produced. We are MCS registered installers which certifies that our micro generation products have been installed and commissioned to the highest standard for the consumer.