At Solar Stream we look to ways to reduce energy costs in the home or business with renewable energy
At Solar Stream we look to ways to reduce energy costs in the home or business with renewable energy. Below are out top 3 recommendations of which PV Solar Power being top of the list, for a good reason. As one of the most accessible and instantly proactive in reducing energy costs we can all make a positive difference by changing or utilising solar energy.
1. Solar power
You can use the sun to generate electricity for your home through solar photovoltaic panels that are installed on your roof. These panels take the sun's rays and convert it into electricity that you can use to warm your home and power your devices.
The panels can generate power during daylight hours and it doesn't have to be sunny in order for them to work, although they do generate more power on sunnier days. The power generated during daylight hours can be stored in batteries so you can still use electricity after the sun goes down. And any excess power you don't use can be sold into the national electricity grid as part of the as part of the Governments buy back electricity scheme.
Generating your own clean electricity with solar panels gives you the power to improve your home’s sustainability, one of the main advantages of solar energy. And solar panels can also help you reduce your reliance on the grid and even cut your electricity bills. With our solar panels and battery storage, you can save hundreds of euros a year on average on your electricity bills.
2. Solar heating
Solar energy can also be used to provide hot water and heating all year round. Solar heating systems use solar panels that can be fitted to your roof, mounted on a free-standing frame, or even hung from a wall. The power they generate heats up water that is stored in a hot water cylinder - you’ll need approximately five square metres of space that receives direct sunlight for the main part of the day. If you want to use it to power your heating too then you'll need larger panels, the size of which will be determined by the size of your home.
3. Air source heat pumps
An air source heat pump is a renewable energy system that uses the heat from the outside air to provide you with heating and hot water – working in a similar way to a fridge but in reverse by extracting energy from the air and using it to warm your home. Heat pumps work in all temperatures and are capable of extracting heat from the air and heating your home in temperatures as low as -15oC2.