Energy generators are bits of kit that generate electricity from a renewable resource such as wind or solar power.
The solar panels will generate as much electricity as possible at all times, they do not control their output to match demand so any electricty that is not used in the home will be sent to the grid.
Within the building, we have what we refer to as static loads. These are essential devices that are in constant use throughout the day, such as ovens, lights or heat pumps. Unlike smart devices, static loads do not possess any intelligent features. They simply draw the necessary electricity whenever it is required.
Whether it's an air source or ground source heat pump, unlike boilers controlled by timers, heat pumps operate optimally when running for extended periods. This efficiency ensures consistent and reliable performance, enhancing your comfort while minimising energy consumption. The key point is that they use electricity which can be supplied by your renewable ecosystem system as opposed to fossil fuels which are non renewable and cannot be provided by solar for example.
Your home is full of static loads, devices that simply use electricity whenever required such as lights, sockets and white goods.
After the static loads have utilised the electricity generated from the solar system, any surplus energy is seamlessly redirected to power the dynamic loads. These advanced devices actively monitor the building's electricity import and export. When an excess of solar generation occurs, the dynamic loads intelligently adjust their consumption, precisely utilising the surplus electricity. By doing so, they effectively prevent any unnecessary energy from being sent back to the grid.
The immersion heater in the hot water cylinder will divert excess solar energy into heating the water. This will reduce the demand on the heat pump/boiler at night as the water will be super heated in the day time when there is excess solar.
By day, the battery inverter precisely charges the batteries with excess electricity. At night, it seamlessly discharges stored energy to meet the building's demand. Moreover, the battery intelligently tops up overnight, taking advantage of lower-priced electricity. Experience efficient energy management with our advanced battery solution.
The EV Charger intelligently harnesses excess electricity destined for the grid to charge your car precisely. In cases where the daytime solar generation falls short of a full charge, our system offers the flexibility to program your car for overnight charging when electricity costs are lower.
We understand the renewables industry can feel complex and overwhelming. Ordinarily you would need to hire multiple companies to install a full renewables package, they won’t communicate between themselves so why would the technologies. Furthermore this massively reduces the productivity of your renewable home.
We take away the stress from finding multiple reputable contractors by offering our Creative Package, with a dedicated project manager overseeing the entire installation from survey to handover.
Get in contact with our friendly team to discuss your options. We will ask some basic questions to ensure you would be suited to our solutions. Whether that be regarding your budget or whether your property is suited to renewables.
Many companies will carry out a remote survey, we always carry out a detailed a site visit. Along with taking note of all the technical aspects of your property this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. This is where your renewable journey begins!
Following your survey you will receive an estimate for your project. If you are on board with the price point then we charge £350 + vat to carry out an in depth proposal which includes an on site heat loss survey. This fee is refunded if you proceed.
If you choose to go ahead with the installation we will book it in at a time convenient for you. Leave the rest to us and your renewable system will be up and running before you know it.
4 bedroom country home in Buckinghamshire with significant land space and a barn roof available.
We were called out to investigate some issues with a poorly installed existing ground source heat pump. The system was not heating the property effectively as the ground loops were undersized.
We installed 19kW of solar PV, 60kWH of battery storage and a 20kW Ecoforest ground source heat pump along with complete heating control.
Running costs have reduced from around £900 per month to £50 per month (95% reduction).
This is a perfect property for a large system like this which will enable the client to be completely energy independent most of the year. It doesn’t come cheap though, the client invested over £100,000 in this project however all technologies are eligible for 0% VAT.
2 bedroom country home in Anglesey with land space and roof space available on a number of small sheds.
The system before was an efficient oil fuelled boiler with radiators throughout the property. The oil tank was situated next to the house and was refilled by a tanker every 5 months.
We installed a ground source heat pump with solar on each shed roof totalling 3.6kW along with 20kWH of battery storage. We moved the heating system to a custom built plant room 40m from the house. We also installed an off grid backup system at this property as power cuts are a regular occurrence.
The customer has had their oil tank removed and running costs have reduced from around £300 per month to £90 per month (70% reduction).
The total system cost was £48000.
6 bedroom 500 square meter home in the suburbs of London.
This project was for a client that had recently purchased a large detached house. Like many high end properties the plan was to refurbish and extend. We came on board initially to offer advice however as is often the case we ended up proposing a full renewables package.
We installed an 8kW Solar PV array on the flat roof of the extension. We utilised an Esdec mounting system to ensure the system looks a sleek as possible whilst maximising the space on the flat roof. We installed an underfloor heating system powered by a top of the range Ecoforest heat pump for all 500 square meters of the home,. This now keeps every room upto temperature with a lovely warm floor and no radiators taking up wall space! Due to the underfloor heating, the system is running an impressive 500% efficiency. In order to utilise off peak tariffs and store the excess solar energy we installed 35kWh of Giv Energy battery storage.
The running costs have reduced from around £600 month to £100 on average.
The system total cost was: £79,000
In general we prefer using our in-house team of engineers to install every aspect of the installation. This negates the risk of any miscommunication between the on site contractors and us along with ensuring the quality of work is up to scratch. However, in many cases we have no issue asking on site trades to carry out the basic work for us and we can provide specifications on what we require from them.
We don’t just install, we support throughout the life of your system. Helping you understand and maintain your renewable home, with our maintenance packages.