Renewable Energy for Business
With energy bills continuing to rise, more companies are realising the benefits of choosing a renewable energy source. The Government is keen to support this greener agenda and reduce our dependancy on fossil fuels.
Here are some examples in use by Ambivent today:
- Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)
Sited on the roof or ground, air source heat pumps extract and harvest heat from the outside air. The ASHP unit then efficiently upgrades it to the appropriate temperature for use in the building’s heating, ventilation and water requirements.
- Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)
Extracting heat from the ground for use in the building’s heating, ventilation and water requirements, a GSHP solution is a highly efficient option, ideal for any commercial property including schools, universities and hospitals.
- Combined Heat Power (CHP)
Combined heat and power (cogeneration) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source.
This integrated energy system can be modified to the needs of the end user, recovering the heat normally lost in electricity generation for use in cooling, heating etc. CHP systems can operate at more than 80% efficiency, providing power where needed.
- Solar Thermal
These technologies utilise heat from the sun to offset the water heating demand of a building. The solar collector absorbs heat from the sun and transfers it to a working fluid (water or refrigerant), which is transferred to the water in a hot water tank.
Due to the intermittency and seasonal dependency of the solar resource, additional heating requirements are supplied by a conventional heating source.
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
A method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity, using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect.
As demand increases, the manufacturing of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has advanced considerably. This method generates electricity in more than 100 countries, and is the world’s fastest growing power-generation technology.
- Rainwater Harvesting
As the world’s population grows, demands on mains water continue to rise.
Coupled with consumer demand for companies to reduce their environmental impact, rainwater harvesting is increasingly sought after by both the general public and commercial organisations for it’s potential cost saving. By capturing, storing and reusing rainfall, our clients can save thousands of pounds each year on water bills.