Working to a specification provided by Greenway & Partners we were asked to design a Biomass heating system that could provide a peak heat output of 180kW to provide heating and hot water to thirteen brand new build premium houses on a gated estate near Knowle, West Midlands developed by Spitfire Construction.
We overcame some difficult problems to complete the installation on the Rugby Town Hall project.
In 2011 Mr & Mrs A. completed the new build of their architecturally designed home in Henley-on- Thames.
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Cut your electricity bills.
Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced.
Get paid for the electricity you generate.
The UK government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme pays you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
Sell electricity back to the grid.
If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid through the Feed-in Tariff scheme.
Cut your carbon footprint.
A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of carbon dioxide per year – that’s more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
Latest technology means that air source heat pumps offer high seasonal performance and greater efficiency than ever before.
They are capable of working even in the coldest winters, at temperatures down to -20oC.
As an alternative, and in contrast to a Heat Pump, Biomass boilers produce heating at temperatures similar to traditional fossil fuel boilers but have the advantage of being carbon neutral.
Reasons for using Wood pellet boilers
Where a heat pump or other renewable technologies are unsuitable a wood pellet boiler can be an ideal solution for many reasons.
What properties are suitable?
You will need at least 5sqm of roof space that is South East to South West facing receiving direct sunlight for main part of the day.
Other factors that will need to be considered include the compatibility of your existing water-heating system as some combi-boilers are not compatible.
GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
How it works
Ground source heat pumps work by collecting latent heat from the ground through horizontal ground loops which are laid in trenches around 1.5m below the surface. This is normally done in a field or garden adjacent to a property.
Ground source heat pumps have a fairly stable Seasonal Performance Factor as the temperature remains fairly consistent in the ground and does not vary greatly between summer and winter. This means that a household can benefit from generating their own sustainable energy from the ground near their property.
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