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Published on September 20th, 2012 | by James Ayre


Renewables Guide Raises Awareness of Heat Pumps to Solar Owners

September 20th, 2012 by  


Heat pumps are a very effective way for homeowners to make a positive contribution to the environment and to lower their energy bills, and they work especially well for those households that have already installed a solar photovoltaic system. Renewables Guide is currently on a mission to raise public awareness of their many benefits.

Though heat pumps require a small amount of electricity to start working, they produce much more heat than the input electricity would otherwise allow, making them a much more efficient heating system than other competing conventional technologies. And when combined with solar panels, they could form the basis of a self-sufficient and energy-efficient home.

David Holmes, Founder of Renewables Guide commented: “It’s fantastic to see many homes in the UK have opted to install and are now using solar technology to generate their own electricity. Our aim is to encourage homeowners who are environmentally conscious that they can improve their green credentials further by considering the benefits of installing technologies such as ground source heating systems, air to air and air to water heat pumps, some of which qualify for the one off renewable energy grant payments available through the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.”

Source: Business Wire
Image: heat pumps by yum9me 

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James Ayre’s background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

  • Cliff Bergin

    Heat pumps are becoming more popular day by day as they are more efficient

  • Christo from zasolar.co.za

    Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular here in South Africa. Although we have an abundant of solar energy, solar geysers are much popular than heat pumps. But, like you said, combining the two products, we as South Africans will almost never have to pay for heating costs.

    • Bob_Wallace

      Solar geysers?

      • Christo from zasolar.co.za

        Yep, solar water heaters. Evacuated tube water heaters are more common in rural areas.

        • Bob_Wallace

          Thanks. We don’t use geysers when talking about water heaters.

          I was thinking bidet….

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