Renewable Energy Solutions
Increasing numbers of people are turning to greener energy
options owing to the rising costs of gas and oil, HIPS
requirements, concern over carbon emissions and greater levels of
awareness of the alternative solutions available. Jewson can offer
full support and source products to build a more sustainable home
at all levels of the build - in particular the heat sources and
water supply. Jewson account holders can access expertise and
products from our sister company Greenworks - specialists in
sustainable energy solutions from renewable energy generation
through to storage and re-circulation.
Our trained team will work with you to ensure that you arrive at
the most reliable, effective and appropriate solution for your
particular project. The latest technology and market-leading
solutions will also be available to you.
Greenworks offers both solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar
PV systems use the sun's energy to create electricity and only
require daylight, not direct sunlight, to work. By using
photovoltaic panels with a battery, inverter and controller it is
possible to start generating electricity for domestic units.
Thermal panels turn heat radiated by the sun into hot water. The
liquid that circulates through these thermal solar panels is heated
by sunlight, this then passes through a coil in the water tank
which in turn heats the water stored in the tank. These units can
provide almost all the hot water for a home in the summer and about
50% all year round.
Air Source Heat Pumps
ASHPs convert the energy created by the outside air into heat,
giving a comfortable temperature inside the home and reducing
heating costs by an average of 50% compared to traditional systems.
As well as heating, they can work in reverse to provide cooling.
Many products are available for different sizes and types of
building and heating requirements. They can be used with radiators
but work better with underfloor heating. They can also provide full
heating and hot water without a back-up system.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
GSHPs utilise solar energy naturally stored in soil, bedrock and
groundwater as a heat source. They do require electricity to
operate, but they efficiently convert this into five times as much
heat energy for every unit of electricity used.
Biomass heating uses organic material direct from plants, trees
or indirectly from commercial, domestic or agricultural products to
generate heat. They are environmentally friendly and CO2
and sulphur-free when burning.
The modern wind turbine is quiet and is available in different
sizes, depending on the required output. A small unit can attach
directly to the roof, or larger units will have their own support
post. The process by which energy is generated is fairly simple -
when the wind blows the blades, the blades rotate a shaft. A
generator converts the energy from the rotating shaft into
Feel free to contact our dedicated self build team if
you require further information on:
0800 032 8968 or Selfbuild@jewson.co.uk