So, what are renewable energy technologies?

“Renewable energy technologies” is an umbrella term that stands for energy production using a renewable energy source like solar, wind, water (hydro and tidal), biomass (biofuels and wastes), and geothermal heat. Here is a list of a few popular renewable technologies that you can incorporate into your projects to make them more planet-friendly:

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Solar PV

  • Solar PV (Solar Photovoltaics) is the generation of electricity using energy from the sun. Modern solar panels produce electricity from daylight and do not require direct sunlight, although more electricity is produced on bright, sunny days. Enough sunlight falls onto the earth every hour to meet the world’s power demands for an entire year, so harnessing and using this free energy can help reduce our reliance on other sources of energy and be beneficial to the environment as well.

Air Source Heat Pumps

  • An air-source heat pump is an alternative way to heat your home. It will enable you to generate your own renewable heat and potentially save money on your energy bills. Heat pumps can save you more on your heating bills if you’re replacing an expensive system such as electric storage heaters, oil, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or coal, rather than gas. But remember, a well-insulated home is essential – otherwise the heat the pump is generating escapes more easily.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

  • A ground source heat pump is a renewable heating system that extracts low-temperature solar energy stored in the ground or water using buried pipework and compresses this energy to a higher temperature. A ground source heat pump provides a building with 100% of its heating and hot water all year round.

MVHR

  • MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) provides fresh filtered air into a building whilst retaining most of the energy that has already been used in heating the building. If you intend to fit MVHR heat recovery ventilation into a new build or refurbishment, it should be considered early in the planning stage. A well-designed mechanical ventilation system can provide the right amount of clean, fresh air that is vital for the health and wellbeing of a household.

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Survey Design Consult are forward-thinking project delivery consultants who have a vast array of knowledge across different industries and have delivered some of the UK’s most high profile projects. Our company prides itself on providing efficient engineering solutions tailored to each client’s individual requirements.

We specialise in Mechanical, Electrical and Lighting design and are passionate about incorporating sustainable energy technologies into our projects. As Survey Design Consult has no renewable energy technologies to sell, we can assess the whole market to find the perfect product for your needs.

We can also offer advice on Wind turbines, Wastewater Harvesting, Solar Thermal, Biomass and Hydro-power systems.

If you need any advice on incorporating sustainable technologies into your building, contact us today at info@surveydesignconsult.co.uk

 

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