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Solar Energy

We install both PV solar systems and Thermal Solar Systems at HH Homemakers To help you decide below is a brief explanation of the benefits of each system.

PV Solar

PV Solar

The PV Solar that we provide here at hh homemakers is part of the new and improved solar range. These panels have extremely low running costs and are suitable for most homes. Not only do they reduce your carbon footprint and fix your energy costs but they also provide you with a return income.

Solar Energy is the plan for the future. Kyoto has set a target for there to be a reduction of 30% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020; this would mean that 1 in 4 homes across Britain would have to have renewable technology installed.

HH Homemakers installations team are registered with the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) you can benefit from the FIT (Feed in tariff) which pays you a set amount for every unit of energy that you create. You can also receive extra payments by exporting your electricity. A further benefit from these payments is that they are tax free allowing you to receive the full amount for what you create.

These low maintenance, reliable solar panels help to reduce the production of Carbon Dioxide therefore helping the environment, this works as the solar panels offset the conventional energy with carbon free energy. With no noise pollution these are the perfect addition to any home.

What is a PV Solar Panel?

A PV Solar panel is made up of various silicon PV cells, when heat or light is added to this it causes the cells to react causing an energy charge which flows through the panel to the convertor to be converted in to electricity for you to domestically use or export.

Whats is PV Solar?

Do I need Planning Permission?

Only certain properties would have to retain planning permission to be able to install solar panels these are: Listed Buildings, Buildings within a national park or areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Will PV Solar Panels Still work in the winter?

Yes, for these solar panels it is not just heat that can make them work but also direct sunlight so in winter they do work, however on dark cloudy days they may not work to their full potential.

Can PV Solar Panels add value to my property?

Yes, with today’s climate solar panels are certainly sure to add value to your property; also a study has shown that people are more willing to pay an extra £10,000 for a property with solar panels.

For more information on the PV Solar installations or to arrange a free no obligation site survey please call: 01642 614174 or alternatively email: sales@hhhomemakers.com

We are currently building our online purchasing of Solar panels watch out for our on online purchasing coming 2012 at HH Homemakers

Solar Thermal

Here at hh homemakers the Solar Thermal panels that we provide are one of the most renowned around. Their unique styles have allowed for them to create multiple designs for use on both commercial and domestic buildings.

The two different types of solar thermal collectors that we supply here at hh homemakers are Flat Plate Collectors and Evacuated Tube Collectors.

The Flat Plate Collectors are the more commonly used solar panels as they are cheaper and more robust for everyday domestic living. However even though the evacuated tube collectors may cost more they are designed so that they have less surface area that is exposed to the elements therefore losing less heat, resulting in overall allowing the system to create more heat.

Flat Plate Collectors
Evacuated Tube Collectors

These environmentally friendly panels will help to reduce you carbon footprint as well as reducing your heating bills. This is because these solar panels help to keep your water storage tank at the required temperature of above 60 Degrees Celsius. This helps to lower the length of time that the boiler has to work in heating up the storage tank therefore lowering your bills.

 

What is a Solar Thermal Panel?

The solar thermal panel consists of a liquid made up of water and glycol; this gives a lot of benefits to the heat transfer fluid such as having a far lower freezing temperature and a far higher boiling temperature than pure water. When this fluid reaches the desired temperature it flows in to a water tank which can then be distributed via the boiler.

Do I need Planning Permission?

The same planning permission applies to solar thermal panels as to the PV panels. These panels are suitable for all homes however planning permission would need to be sourced if you live in a listed building, in a national park or in a place of outstanding natural beauty. However it is suggested that you should check with your local council before installing solar panels.

Will Solar Thermal Panels Still work in the winter?

Yes, these solar panels will still work in the winter months however they may not work to their full capacity due to the lower hours of solar resource available. However these systems can use any abundant energy that was collected during the summer months during the winter months to help keep the heating bills down.

Can Solar Thermal Panels add value to my property?

Yes, these solar panels can add a lot of value to a property sometimes people are willing to pay an extra £10,000 for a property with renewable energy.

For more information on the Solar Thermal installations or to arrange a free no obligation site survey please call: 01642 614174 or alternatively email: sales@hhhomemakers.com

We are currently building our online purchasing of Solar panels watch out for our on online purchasing coming 2012 at HH Homemakers