Creating A Greener Place To Live
Heat Pump is a great reason to choose a solar panel & battery system for your home. Because Heat Pumps are a low carbon way to heat your home, working by extracting air from outside then heating that air and transferring the heat into your home, they do the same job as your boiler does in principle, depending on the type of pump. They just use far less energy and create far less emissions to do so.
Twice As Green
Heat Pumps work on electricity, and solar panels create electricity, so can an Air Source Heat Pump run off solar panels? Absolutely. A solar panel and battery system can provide more than enough electricity to power your ASHP. Not only that, but the benefits we know solar provides – including lower bills and a greener way to power your home – extend to ASHP’s too. So, combining both into your home will allow you to amplify not only your green impact, but the savings you can make as well.
Can solar panels power a heat pump?
Now more than ever, people are concerned about the health and longevity of our planet. Plastic bag usage is down since charging for use came in and many people are trying harder to make their homes as eco friendly as possible. Some of the ways you can do this include increasing your insulation to minimise heat loss, recycling plastic, cardboard and glass, and using a food caddy to throw out compostable food waste.
In addition, there are now over one million homes utilising this technology to create renewable energy. While some people may be put off solar due to the cost of installation, when combined with a heat pump, you could heat your home using mostly solar energy.
Solar panels can power almost every appliance in your home. Yes, including your heat pump. Because your pump heat runs off electricity, it is absolutely possible to combine a solar panel and battery system with your ASHP.
Can you run a heat pump on solar?
You can combine a heat pump heating system with solar panels to ensure that your heating and hot water needs are met while also being environmentally friendly. It’s entirely possible that solar panels would be able to produce all the electricity you need to run your heat pump depending on the size of the solar array. That is, on balance you would generate more electricity than you would use over the course of a year, although this would not be applicable to night time usage.
There are two different types of solar energy - solar thermal and photovoltaic.
As solar thermal uses heat from the sun to warm your hot water, this can help reduce the electrical energy required by the heat pump to meet your needs.
In contrast, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems convert energy from the sun into electricity. This electricity can be used to help power your heat pump, reducing your need for electricity from the grid that is mostly created by burning fossil fuels.
Generally, solar panel systems are sized in kilowatts (kW). This measurement refers to the amount of power that is produced by the panels per hour when the sun is at its strongest. The average system is around three to four kW and this reflects the maximum output that can be produced on a very clear sunny day. This figure could be less if it’s cloudy or during early mornings and evenings when the sun is at its weakest. A four kW system will generate around 3,400 kWh of electricity per year and will take up around 26 m2 of roof space.
How many solar panel will you need?
This is a question that will always ultimately depends on a number of factors, including the size of your home, and also your personal energy outgoings per month. For a personalised quote then please get in contact with our team today.
What are there advantages of using solar panel to power a heat pump?
By installing solar panels to power your heat pump you could be set to save up to a further USD1300 per year on your heating bills since air source heat pumps are more cost effective to run from solar panels than the traditional non-renewable energy.
You will also be further reducing the use of the national grid, and lowering your carbon emissions, helping us all to move the future towards a brighter, greener world.
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