We provide Renewable Energy Feasibility services on a wide range of low carbon technologies, including photovoltaics, biomass & biofuels, solar thermal, heat pumps and combined heat and power (CHP). Because Narec Distributed Energy is completely independent from manufacturers, customers can be safe in the knowledge that recommendations are based purely on sound technical information.
We calculate the energy demands of buildings, be they thermal or electrical or both. This is performed using benchmarks, SAP, analysis of bills, installation of meters, and in the case of new builds we can perform detailed thermal modelling of buildings
We perform detailed technical feasibilities, identifying the best technologies for a particular purpose, and providing detailed estimates of the energy production.
Based on our understanding of financial incentives, we calculate the payback times and financial yields for the technologies considered. As UK government incentives change rapidly, we keep a keen eye on political developments on a daily basis. Financial mechanisms considered include the Renewbles Obligation, Contracts for Difference, Feed in Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, Enhanced Capital Allowance, and various options for the sale of energy, including ESCos, private over public wire, direct sales to the grid and others.
For large scale electrical commercial renewable energy systems, we work with the client and the local Distribution Network Operator to get the best deal on connecting the renewable energy system to the electricity grid.
Heat Network Connection
In the case of biomass and Combined Heat and Powr systems, we work with the client to understand the requirements of connection to existing heat networks, or help specify the type of heat network needed.
We work with community groups, assisting with funding applications, and performaing detailed renewable energy feasibilities for a range of technologies
We provide a wide range of accredited and bespoke training courses on renewable energy for installers, developers and financiers. Full details can be found on [link to training page] but some of the most popular courses include:
- Logic L2 QCF Award in the Principles of Metering for Renewable Heat Installations
- G59/3 connecting large scale embedded generators
- Logic L3 Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
- Logic L3 Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (Ground Source & Air Source)
- Logic L3 Installation and Maintenance of Solar PV Systems
Previous and current projects
- Small wind feasibility & planning support at Newham Grange Leisure Farm
- Renewable energy strategy for the Sinclair Meadows carbon negative community
- PV feasibility and planning consent assistance for Durham County Council
- Newcastle City Council energy masterplanning
- Project management of listed building PV installation
- Design of a MW scale community owned solar farm