Renewable Energy

With the ever increasing costs of fuel it gives us good reason to investigate different ways of reducing our utility bills.

What is Solar Photovoltaic?

Solar panels capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells do not require direct sunlight to work and continue to generate electricity on cloudy days. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which once converted into AC can be used to run household appliances, lighting and in some cases even heat your hot water.

What is Solar Thermal?

Solar Thermal is the installation of solar collector panels that convert sunlight into thermal energy for residential and commercial domestic hot water demand. Read & Errington are highly experienced with this type of system. Solar thermal can integrate easily with your existing hot water and heating system and uses free heat from the sun to heat your domestic hot water, therefore saving you money on your heating costs. Solar Energy is created naturally all year round and through solar thermal you can collect this energy and transform it efficiently into hot water. This hot water is then stored in a cylinder and can be used by you whenever you need it.

What is Biomass?

Biomass systems burn wood pellets, chips or logs to power central heating and hot water boilers. Biomass boilers burn biomass fuels extremely efficiently and use the heat produced to provide heating and hot water. They can also be more cost effective and efficient than fossil fuel boilers. Read & Errington believe that biomass will have a large role to play in the future of the heating industry. We design, supply and install Wood Pellet Boilers and being MCS approved we can ensure you gain access to the latest Government Incentives, like the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies amongst householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives. It is the first of its kind in the world and the UK Government expects the RHI to contribute towards the 2020 ambition of 12% of heating coming from renewable sources. In 2012, phase one of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched to support the UK’s non-domestic sector. The domestic RHI, was launched on 9th April 2014 and provides financial support to the owner of the renewable heating system for seven years. The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland.