Train4TradeSkills News: Solar power gets thumbs-up in new report
The year-long report from the Energy Saving Trust, which was the largest ever field trial of green energy devices, looked at 88 homes and found that solar energy provided up to 60% of the household’s hot water needs, which is much higher than the expected figure of 35-40%.
The median value was that solar water heating systems created 39% of a households water, and the lowest figure was 9%, but that was if the systems were installed incorrectly.
This is great news for solar projects, as it shows that using the sun’s energy to heat the water works in UK homes and can hopefully persuade more homes to get involved. 140,000 homes in the UK currently use solar water heating in their homes.
The Energy Saving Trust’s Jaryn Bradford said in a statement: “This is a technology that works, and works well in the UK” and that it all depended how well insulated the home’s hot water tank and pipes were. The better installed they are, the greater impact solar power can have.
Founder and CEO of Good Energy, Juliet Davenport, agrees and said: “This pioneering research demonstrates that households with solar hot water generators really can benefit provided their generator has been correctly installed and they understand how to make the most of it.”
And that’s why renewable energy is such a popular area, as not only are you helping the planet but with more and more people using renewable methods and the number of government initiatives, there is a demand for renewable energy installers.
That’s why Train4TradeSkills have launched a brand new Renewable energy course to allow you to train and become a fully-qualified Renewable Energy Installer. To find out more about the course, just head on over to www.train4tradeskills.com
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