Together Housing is installing hybrid energy systems into new houses. This first phase of new build housing by Together Housing will see the installation of solar panels on 250 homes fitted with Prime hybrid energy systems. The panels will be complemented by Prime smart battery storage units, which will enable most of the power generated by the panels to be used in the property during the day and night. Called...
Homebuilding & Renovation Show NEC 28th to 31st March 2019 Absolute Solar are exhibiting at this national show where last year over 100,000 people came and learnt about how to build, renovate and upgrade their homes with renewable technologies, lowering their costs and saving them money. This year Absolute Solar joins the event, showcasing its high profile green technologies in renewable solar electric energy generation systems Prime Hybrid Energy and...
Is the ideal show to see and learn about going carbon and grid neutral. The latest technologies enable homebuilders and homeowners to build or renovate their homes to reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bills by introducing the latest proven solar technologies.
Carbon and Grid Neutral Home
Electricity generation and Storage
Using solar and storage systems you can generate your own electricity when the sun shines, store and use it when you need it. Smart storage systems, called dynamic storage ensure your home is using stored and generated energy first, taking you off-grid when possible. With Prime’s hybrid dynamic energy system you can be off-grid for 8 months a year. No bills just free electricity when you need it from your own roof solar panel array feeding a 2.8KW smart battery system running your home. Becoming grid neutral is as simple as that, see they system with a live demonstration on stand at the show today and over the weekend at Absolute Solar stand J180.
Hot Water: When you need it
The second major home cost is in generating hot water for heating and running hot water. Evacuation tubes traditionally provided hot water when the sun shone on them, but people needed hot water in the early morning and evening.
Absolute Solar now installs the most advanced thermodynamic hot water system in the world which converts sun and air warmth into hot water at a constant 55C using the latest technology.
This innovative new system by ENERGIE works 24/7/365 producing instant, constant, and FREE hot water (outside the north pole). A system which uses both the sun and the air temperature to convert heat into hot water.
Homebuilder & Renovation Show NEC 28th to 31st March
Like to see how and what it does then come along to the National Homebuilders & Renovation Show at the NEC this weekend 28th to 31st March.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is connected to both the UK Department of Transport and the UK Department of Trade, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. It exists to promote the adoption of low emission vehicles.
You can find out more about OLEV on the UK government’s website, click the link below..
The OLEV Grant is to encourage car buyers to opt for an electric vehicle, OLEV offer a cash payment to help with startup costs. If you own or rent an electric vehicle, you could receive up to £500 towards the cost of buying and installing an electric charge point.
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE?
The manufacturer, as well as the installer of your charge point, need to be authorized by OLEV for a successful application. Both Rolec and Absolute Solar are OLEV certified suppliers and installers of EV Charge points..
To qualify for the OLEV Grant you need to meet the following criteria:
You have off-street parking.
Your property is within the UK.
Your vehicle is eligible for the grant.
You are the registered keeper or primary user of the vehicle after 1 April 2015.
You can provide evidence that you own or lease an electric vehicle (even if you haven’t received the vehicle).
There are many reasons why homeowners go for home solar energy generation, but improving the environment and cutting energy costs are the two most common reasons people choose to change their primary energy source.
Even with Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) are coming to an end, the top-up source of income for solar panel owners in selling back un-used energy to utility suppliers, solar power has never been such a cost effective power source.
Solar power is a great home efficiency upgrade and for home owners wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and is seen as the most sensible investment to make in improving your property’s value.
Motivations for adopting renewable energy sources may vary from pure economic through to environmental, here’s our list of the drivers of change in people buying solar panel systems.
Solar Panels Lower in Cost
The cost of solar panels arrays have halved in the last few years as volume has increased, technology has improved and the industry has become more efficient. Ten years ago systems were between £12,000 and £15,000 to install, improved systems today cost between £6,000 to £8,000 (for a 4KWp system). With a 25 years lifespan for the panels the ability for a good return on investment has never been better.
Making direct savings to your electrical bills by replacing bought electricity with electricity your panels generate, reduces your electricity bills. The Energy Saving Trust estimates a typical 4kWp system can knock up to £220/yr off a typical family home’s bill.
Savings depend on system size, electricity use, whether you’re at home during the day to use the energy you’re producing and other factors. If you can use more energy during the day when the panels are generating, you’ll save even more as you’ll need less electricity from the grid.
Insure against Rising Energy Costs.
Energy prices are one of the fastest rising costs everyone faces. In 2018a total of 57 price increases were announced, and despite a government cap, announced price rises for 2019 already show a 10% increase in energy costs from the main utility suppliers.
2019 Announced Energy Price Rises
Ofgem price cap
By investing in solar power you are insulating yourself against these price rises by installing your own home generating power source.
Join The Green Revolution
While 10 years ago solar panels were a rarity, today they are the mainstream choice for home improvement. As we decarbonize our economy so solar panels, the primary source of home renewable energy become the standard feature people expect to see on homes.
Within the green revolution, the introduction of domestic solar power is now well underway, the next major shift is mass introduction of clean energy cars, vans and public transport systems to the market. For electric cars to be really green then you need to be generating your own green electricity to charge them, otherwise you are using carbon sourced electricity to power a green car. Going green starts with solar panels, a typical 4KW solar panel system replaces four tons of carbon emissions per year, the same as planting 100 trees annually.
Solar panels 20 years ago were about 6% efficient in transferring free solar energy into electricity, today they can be 21%. The majority of domestic solar panels are between 11% and 19% efficient. The best monocrystalline panel systems range between 15% to 19% and polycrystalline solar panels are less efficient (and lower cost) at between 11% and 15%.
With the introduction of improved efficiency there has also been improvements in all the associated technologies most notably in inverters. Coupled with these improvements so developers have developed integrated battery technology systems to generate and store electricity. Innovative brands such as Prime Hybrid Energy have created an highly advanced integrated energy generation and management system supported by smart software which manages your electricity generation and storage enabling a home to be grid neutral for up to 8 months a year.
Taking control of your energy sources and supply, enables home owners to manage all their energy needs. The development of integrated smart homes and highly energy efficient electrical appliances enables owners to take ownership of every aspect of their energy usage allowing them to control and adapt their energy consumption.
Controlling what you use based upon what you generate is growing in importance to many homeowners, achieving what is called grid neutrality and Absolute Solar has innovative new energy generation solutions enabling customers to become grid neutral using smart energy systems combining solar panels, with battery storage and cloud based energy management tools which support homes becoming grid neutral for most of the year.
Going green has never been so popular as customers now select smart AAA+ appliances which can be monitored, turned on and off and programmed to perform to meet people’s needs form their mobile phone or laptop. Being green is a powerful driver of consumer behaviour and one, which is increasingly important to customers decision making criteria.
If you are looking to install solar panel system then contact Absolute Solar to learn more, or see our website for further details www.absolutesolar.co.uk
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Absolute Solar also installs energy saving technologies to save money and save the environment.
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