SOLAR PANELS AND LINKED SYSTEM IN THE HEART OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES
A new generation of Solar Panels are at the forefront of an environmentally conscious re-development near Kilnsey Crag in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
When Tess & Kevin started work on their new home in the Dales, they wanted to limit their environmental & visual impact,
but also wanted a properly functioning family home.
Working with Bruce and Fiona at Ashburn Heating, a multi energy system linking Biomass from a Log Boiler with Solar Thermal from the latest flush fitting
Solar Panels which provide hot water directly in to the property. With the option to add further energy sources in the future, this system stores energy as heat;
available on-demand when required.
The addition of either a Ground Source or Air Source Heat Pump would be another future possibility.
We have a lot of experience fitting Renewable Heating Systems in all sorts of places.
This can involve using ‘Heat-Main’ to move hot water from one place to another without loosing any significant heat
Here the trench has been dug, the heat-main is ready to drop in and the underfloor heating is being fitted
We are a company ‘Big enough to do the job and small enough to care’ ~ Saving the planet (again)
Once the builders have installed the Kingspan insulation and a membrane, we lay a continuous circuit of pipework which will then be covered in concrete.
This labyrinth of pipework all leads back to a control mainifold where the flow can be balanced throughout the house.
In this property the system will then be linked to an Air Source Heat Pump located outside. Air source heat pumps extract latent energy from the air and convert this energy into heat. An alternative would a a Ground Source Heat Pump, extracting heat from the surrounding land.
Ideally placed in a ‘living kitchen’ area, the 13.10 will provide background heat to the room, while producing a consistent supply of hot water and heating to the rest of the house.
The Heat Store is placed in the garage and has more than enough capacity to meet the household needs. with the facility to add solar thermal or heat pump options in the future if required.
Now it just needs the builder and decorator to catch up and finish off the surrounding work………….. smashing.
This Biomass heating installation is at Britannia Willis of Skipton.
Britannia Willis have provided furniture removals and storage since 1929 and are committed to a high standard of storage facilities; including reliable and cost effective heating and humidity control for specialist piano storage.
The installation includes a Verner 25Kw boiler a 5 ton Ponast pellet silo with external loading via a blown pellet tanker and stainless steel flue.