THE IMPORTANCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
The importance of renewable energy is growing, and its role in helping society meet our evolving energy needs.
- We need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow global warming. Renewable energy plays a key role in providing alternative sources of heat and power, which aren’t harmful to the environment.
- As a result of this, around the world governments have imposed challenging targets on carbon emissions, and from that increasingly strict regulations on building energy efficiency ratings. The use of clean renewable energy can help property owners to meet these targets.
- The cost of energy is becoming an increasingly important factor for families and businesses. Fuel poverty is defined as a household spending more than 10% of their income on energy, and current data suggests 1 in 7 homes in Europe fall into this category.
WHY SOLAR THERMAL
Solar thermal panels use the suns free energy to heat water for domestic and commercial applications. This offers many benefits to residents or businesses who utilise these systems:
- Hot Water throughout the year – The system works all year round – when there is sunlight free energy is available.
- Reduced energy bills – Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the installation your hot water bills will be reduced.
- Lower Carbon Footprint – Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.