Reed Street zero carbon homes

Low carbon buildings

By the year 2016 all new build domestic properties in the UK will be zero carbon, and by 2019 all new build commercial buildings will be

Combi boiler and solar thermal systems working together

Integrating renewables

As renewable energy increases in popularity people are beginning to integrate different systems together

Biomass boiler

Biomass and biofuels

Biomass and Biofuels are fuels made from organic materials. This can be wood, food crops, algae or waste

Wind Turbine

Wind

Small and medium scale turbines range from 1.5kW to 500kW, while large scale turbines are typically 2-3MW, with 15MW systems in development

Evacuated tube solar thermal system

Solar thermal

Solar Thermal systems generate hot water from solar energy, and are a very well established renewable energy technology

Photovoltaic array

Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics generate electricity from sunlight, and in the past few years have become increasingly popular in the UK

air source heat pump

Heat pumps

Heat pumps transfer heat from the air or ground into a building

Combined Heat and Power system (CHP)

Combined heat and power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the generation of electricity close to the point of use, where the waste heat from electricity production is captured and used

Thermodynamic panel on test at Narec Distributed Energy

Solar Thermodynamic Panels

Thermodynamic panels are a type of heat pump, Narec DE is carrying out the first independent UK test of these systems