Aesthetically pleasing Solar Thermal system for North Scotland Villa
|7 year Return||£4,200|
|Payback||6 years (16% return)|
|Cost||£0 - £5,000|
|Bill Saving||£100 p.a.|
Return is calculated using combined bill savings and subsidy earnings. Bill savings are calculated using estimated energy usage and either the electricity price at the time of installation (18 November, 2014) or, for our heating products, the existing fuel type available to the property.
This property has a high hot water demand as the owner maintains a large marine fish tank. EnergyMyWay were asked to consider aesthetically pleasing solar panels to help reduce bills and generate earnings from government subsidies. We recommended Viridian Solar Thermal plates for the hot water, which have the subtle appearance of skylights and qualify for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive.
To further reduce hot water costs, EnergyMyWay installed an Immersun system connected to the separate electricity-generating Solar PV panels. This system will divert excess solar energy straight to the hot water tank. The Solar PV array was designed to maintain the property’s aesthetics, using an in-roof mounting system. See separate case study for the in-roof Solar PV panels on this property.
As a result, this attractive solar installation will reward the homeowner with substantially reduced electricity and hot water bills as well as tax-free income from both the Feed-in Tariff (for electricity) and Renewable Heat Incentive (for hot water).