We applied for the Feed-in-Tariff (TiF) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for our solar PV and air source heat pump respectively, and the process has been remarkably different.
We had our first snow of the winter followed by a day of brilliant blue skies – both were icy cold. The juxtaposition of these days has, however, created a clear picture of the effectiveness of our air source heat pump central heating.
We hit a milestone on our solar PV system today by producing 5 MWh of electricity since March. This means we’ve saved pumping 1,275kg (almost 1.3 tonnes) of CO2 into the atmosphere.
We selected E-ON as our JA solar photovoltaic panels installer and they obtained all the necessary approvals for our project.
We opted for a large array consisting of 22 panels delivering 6.16kW (with an annual estimated output of 5,506kWh) in order to power the air source heat pump during the day.
That’s it. We’ve moved into our new house, which has been a momentous (and exhausting) occasion. But this is just the start of our journey and there’s a lot that we need to do to get sustainable.