We should all be thinking about our future generations by reducing carbon emission at the same time as reducing energy bills,
Based in the South West of England DC Energy is one of the leading installation companies specialising in the features, benefits and installations of renewable energy such as, solar photovoltaic and battery storage systems, air source heat pumps (ASHP) and electric vehicle charging points (EV) .
DC Energy are helping homeowners and business owenrs decide what is the best technology to maximise the benefits of renewables reducing the running costs of their home and business,and carbon footprint working towards creating a greener future.
DC Energy are continually evolving with the ever changing renewable energy industry moving with the times using the latest technology available.
We are a nationwide leading energy efficiency company. We specialise in both domestic and commercial work and won’t be beaten on quality.
We have partnered with Social Energy to provide the most modern solar battery energy solutions.
You will end up being financially better off by investing in future proofing yourself against ever increasing energy bills.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) use pipes that are buried underground to extract heat from the ground, which is then used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) are generally more expensive to run than an ASHP (air source heat pump) also you have a much higher upfront cost sometimes double the cost of an ASHP because of the work involved also the equipment cost is higher. On the up side you receive more Renewable Heat Incentive to help cover the cost. A ground source heat pump installation will need a large patch of suable ground/land for the ground loops the main unit will need to be housed indoors in a large utility room or plant room. GSHP are mainly used for heating larger properties with bigger heat demand than the average house.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Also we should all be thinking about our future generations by reducing carbon emission at the same time as reducing energy bills.
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are the technology of the future for UK heating and hot water, over the past 10 years heat pumps have advanced to the point that a heat pump could replace a boiler like for like heat wise. It’s more energy efficient running heat pumps at a lower ambient temperature for two main reasons first lower energy bills secondly reduce carbon emissions. Fossil fuel burning boilers were introduced in the 1950’s this old technology is now being phased out. It’s now evident that fossil fuel burning boilers are less efficient than air source heat pumps that can reduce energy bills especially when you are replacing tradition electric, oil or LPG heating systems. You could also benefit from the Government supported Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Most ASHP installations end up paying for themselves within the first 7 years from the RHI payments, savings you make and the cost of the alternative.You will end up being financially better off by investing in future proofing yourself against ever increasing energy bills.
Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Panels
Become your own Powerstation!
Turn light into power, once you have invested in Solar Photovoltaic Panels (Solar PV) you will become your own power station generating electricity to use within the business. This will reduce your electric bills for many years to come.
Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Panels are part of our future the sooner you have them installed the sooner you start saving money by reducing energy bills.
Solar PV work in daylight once the sun is up in the sky the only weather that solar panels don’t work in is low thick dense snow cloud or if they have a snow covering. Solar panels generate electric from a reaction when photons/sun radiation hits the panels the electric is transferred to the inverter that converts the electric from DC to AC then into consumer unit ready to be consumed within your property or be exported.
Domestic Solar Photovoltaic Panels (Solar PV)
Generate your own energy using our Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Panels, the sooner you have them installed the sooner you start saving money by reducing energy bills.
Investing in Solar PV is worthwhile as long as you have a good size roof or land to have at least 8 or more panels, the more solar panels you have the more electric you will generate so you are best maximising the amount of panels on the roof space. Orientation is very important as well as the degree of the pitch of the roof. Direct south facing panels on a good pitch is optimal but many variations of this are also beneficial.
DC Energy will help you work out what system is best suited to the electricity demand you have, we can look at the benefits of battery storage and other technologies like IBOOST that diverts all unused electric to the hot water heater helping reduce this bill.
Government Backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The RHI is a financial incentive designed to encourage the uptake of home owners renewing their heating system to a more energy efficient way of heating their home and providing hot water.
The payments will be made quarterly for seven years and should cover a significant proportion, if not all, of the initial installation costs.
The RHI could be reduced at any time, act now and don’t miss out.
Government Backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for businesses
The Renewable Heat Incentive is the world’s first long time financial support for the generation of renewable heat. It was introduced by the UK Government to encourage the uptake of renewable technologies, such as heat pumps, whilst lowering the UK’s carbon emissions.Broadly speaking the Non-Domestic RHI makes regular payments for 20 years to scheme participants that generate and use renewable energy.
You can claim for:
- Air Source Heat Pumps.
- Ground Source Heat Pumps.
- Solar Thermal Collectors.
Payments are made over 20 years and are based on the heat output of your system.
Each installation is bespoke and the RHI estimate will be based a number of factors once a survey has been completed. DC Energy are happy providing this service so you have all the features and benefits to help you decide if heat pumps are the solution for your heating and hot water demand.
SOLAX Battery Storage System
Complement any solar photovoltaic array with a battery storage system so you can maximise your use of the energy you generate.
Solar panels will charge the battery up with the unused electric as you use electric during the day you will store and deplete. Sometimes you will use the energy from the battery in the day if you are not generating enough energy from the solar panels to meet the demand.You will also be able to buy cheaper electric during the hours of 24:00 – 06:00 so you can charge the battery up ready for usage the next day.
SOLAX is one of the better battery storage systems on the market you can start off with a battery that is worthwhile having installed, at least 6.3kW more if you prefer depending on budget. With the SOLAX battery storage system you can add more storage capacity at any time increasing up to 24kW.
Government Funding Available subject to personal and household status
Through the Government’s Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme, you could get a grant to cover or contribute towards the cost of your home efficiency improvements. ECO was launched in 2013 to help make energy saving measures, such as heating and insulation, affordable for householders.
The scheme’s plan is to make energy-saving improvements to 900,000 homes. Each year up to 35,000 homes with broken heating systems will have them replaced and 17,000 homes with solid walls will be treated
This is focused exclusively on those customers with lower incomes who are considered to be in vulnerable situations or living in fuel poverty. A wide range of benefits qualify recipients for ECO3. In total, 6.5m households are eligible and you could be one of them…
It’s worthwhile checking your eligibility, here are the main focus for the funding:
- Loft insulation.
- Cavity wall insulation.
- In and outer wall insulation.
- Complete heating systems.
- Solar panels.