Building Services

Solar Panels & Heat Pumps

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Our teams at Waverley Construction have strong eco credentials through our sister company Eco Sash & Case and have been installing solar panel and heat pumps for more than 10 years.

As you know, solar panels harness the power of the sun to turn your roof into an electricity generator.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are usually easy to instal and the electricity generated lowers your energy bills, and reduces your carbon footprint. Surplus electricity can be fed back into the grid and you will be paid a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff for by your electricity supplier. Please be aware that these tariffs vary across electricity suppliers.

Solar panels are one of the greenest energy solutions because of their low impact on the environment. They don’t produce greenhouse gases and are one of the most eco-friendly green energy solutions.

Solar Thermal Water Heating Installers

You can also install solar water heating systems, or ‘solar thermal’ systems, to use the sun to heat hot water. When the sun isn’t shining, your boiler or immersion heater will work alongside your solar thermal panels to generate hot water.

Conveniently, solar panels generate energy during daylight hours when it is most needed (except in the depths of Scottish winters).

To keep more of your solar energy, you can also set up a battery storage system which stores unused energy to use later in the day. This can also act as an emergency power system during power cuts.

New solar panels being installed
air heat pump heating system

Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps

We can also install air-source and ground-source heat pumps. Heat pumps, long popular in the cold countries of Scandinavia, use the refrigeration cycle to move heat against its natural direction of travel.

Heat pumps are very efficient because they move heat rather than generate heat directly like an electrical radiator.
The air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air into a liquid refrigerant which then releases its stored heat.
A ground source heat pump extracts heat directly from the earth on the ground which has been heated up by the sun. Depending upon the space available, you can install a vertical or horizontal ground source system, with pipes that absorb the underground heat and send it through a heat exchanger into the pump.

Underfloor heating works very well alongside heat pumps because heat pumps work most efficiently at relatively low temperatures.

Funding for Green Energy Solutions

It is usually worth checking whether funding, in terms of loans or grants, are available for solar panels and heat pump systems.

solar panels on 2 houses

For advice on options for solar panels and heat pumps and a free, no-obligation estimate