Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) â€“ Renewable Energy
With the latest directives set by the government and the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) it is now imperative that building owners and tenants do what they can to keep Carbon to a minimum.
Part L of the building regulations says that the target by 2012 is to reduce carbon emissions by 44% in buildings this is a huge figure and requires incremental steps to achieve the goal.
15% of all UK energy to be in the form of renewable energy by 2020. Currently 5.5%
Solar PV utilises free energy from the sun to generate electricity. It relies on daylight (rather than radiation) to generate power through the use of photovoltaic cells within roof â€“ mounted collectors. The collectors are simple to install and they fix to the roof easily.
The electricity produced by PV cells can be used to drive any appliance that is powered by electricity. An inverter converts the DC current to A/C current that can be used as power.
16 panels should produce 3285 kWh of electricity per annum. To put this in perspective the average household usage is 6kWh per day, 16 panels should run the lighting in the household using low energy lighting for approximately 1 week.
If the Grant Solar PV system is connected via the grid system it will automatically take electricity from the national grid at times of low generation.
The government now have a directive (which will change in April 2012 â€“ for those who havenâ€™t subscribed) which is fixed for 25 years with no change; they will provide a grant initiative as follows:
Solar PV 4 to 10kwp = 36.1p per KW â€“ Guarantee for 25 Years
Solar PV >10 to 100kwp = 31.4p per KW â€“ Guarantee for 25 Years
In brief if you install Â£10,000 of PV cells you will get back Â£1,000 per annum for 25 years â€“ this equates to 10% yield return (more than putting your savings in the bank)
â€¢ Re-nweabel Energy Source
â€¢ Energy Saving
â€¢ Can produce a year on year income that could outweigh any loan
â€¢ It is a clean source of energy
â€¢ Simple to install
â€¢ Can get a carbon trust loan for it however you would need a minimum of Â£20K expenditure
â€¢ 25 year guarantee on the cells
â€¢ You will make a clear profit after 10 years
â€¢ Product guarantee on other parts 5 years
1. Contract manger to undertake review of an existing building to see if there is adequate roof space
2. Ask Polyteck to quote, contact Costas or Sven.
3. Will attend site to undertake a full survey, this will require looking at building orientation, shading , roof space, ease of install etc.
4. We will provide a full proposal
5. Once agreed we will carry out the work, normally in a 4 â€“ 6 week time frame.
6. The client to provide details of the energy supplier to polyteck
7. Polyteck to advise them when product is commissioned.
8. The client has to speak to the energy supplier to discuss the rate and agree method of payment and feed in tariff.
9. Start to save energy