Many clients approach studioEAST looking to integrate renewable energy technologies into their project. Our experience in this field can help you successfully achieve this.
There are many options available, including: solar technologies (both thermal and PV), ground and air source heat pumps, wind energy and many other sustainable sources.
We can also offer assistance in making planning applications for the installation of renewable technologies. This is suitable for private individulas and commercial developers.
Solar PV (photovoltaic) uses energy from the sun to create electricity to run appliances and lighting. PV requires only daylight, not direct sunlight to generate electricity and generate power on a cloudy day.
Is Solar PV suitable for you?
You can use PV systems for a building with a roof or wall that faces within 90 degrees of south, as long as no other buildings or large trees overshadow it. If the roof surface is in shadow for parts of the day, the output of the system decreases.
Solar PV Savings
You can be rewarded by exporting excess electricity to the national grid which acts as your battery bank. When you do not require the electricity produced the PV electricity is exported, if you require more electricity than the PV module is producing you can import electricity from the grid.
Solar energy is free, clean and safe. It is environmentally friendly and produces no waste or pollution. Using solar energy enables you to reduce your carbon footprint as well as your energy bills.
Solar water heating systems capture radiation from daylight and convert this into energy to heat your hot water alongside your conventional water heater. Solar panels or collectors – are fitted to your roof. They collect heat from the sun’s radiation.
Is Solar Thermal suitable for you?
Solar water heating can be used in the home or for larger applications, such as swimming pools, offices, factories etc. For a typical domestic system you will need 2-4 square metres of southeast to southwest facing roof receiving direct sunlight for the main part of the day. You’ll also need space to locate an additional water cylinder if required.
Special east/west (in cases where the roof area is facing both east and west as opposed to south) systems can be designed and installed to ensure all house types can be accommodated.
Choosing a system suitable to your needs requires consideration of a range of factors, including the area of south, east and west facing roof, the existing water heating system (some combi boilers aren’t suitable) and your budget. We will take all of these factors and many more into account when advising you on the most suitable system for your needs.
Wind is a clean, abundant and entirely renewable source of energy and is the fastest growing source of electricity generation in the world today. With a free fuel source and mature technology it is set to become a major energy source for the coming century.
You can be rewarded by exporting excess electricity to the national grid which acts as your battery bank. When you do not require the electricity produced the wind generated electricity is exported, if you require more electricity than the turbine is producing you can import electricity from the grid.
e.g. installation of a 10kw turbine
FIT earnings £11,878/year
Payback of Investment approx 4 years