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What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy that comes from the earth’s inexhaustible natural resources, like sunlight and wind. Renewable energy is also sometimes referred to as ‘clean energy’. This is because it does not release harmful amounts of greenhouse gases, so actively helps to reduce global carbon emissions.

Nu-Heat specialises in the integration of renewable energy heating systems, offering a bespoke design and supply service for heat pumps, underfloor heating and solar thermal.

As a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited company, we know that the details matter when it comes to renewable energy sources for your home. That’s why we carefully tailor your system to the property to create an efficient, eco friendly home that also qualifies for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Renewable energy: the facts

In less than 5 years’ time, it’s likely that only renewable heating systems will be installed in new homes as the government phases out fossil fuels.
70%
of global CO2 emissions from the energy sector can be reduced by 2050 and phased out by 2060.
19million
heat pumps need to be installed by 2050 to meet the UK’s net zero carbon emissions target.
homes a week must switch to low-carbon heating between 2025 and 2050 to meet UK climate goals
95%
of our energy needs can be met by renewable sources such as solar and wind power by the year 2050.

The advantages of renewable energy

Renewable energy offers a range of benefits to both the environment and homeowners including:

Reduced emissions

Renewable energy sources release far less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is one of the main contributors to global warming and must be reduced in order to reverse the effects.
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Perpetual

The nature of renewable energy means that it is created from renewable resources. This means that they are readily available and everlasting, never running out. This is not the case with fossil fuels which are finite resources.
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Lower energy costs

Renewable energy is an inexhaustible resource and so offers stable, low ongoing costs to users. Because fossil fuels are a finite resource, it is likely that their cost will continue to rise for the foreseeable future.
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Local energy

As fossil fuels are only available in certain areas of the world, many countries rely on imported energy supplies. By using renewable sources that are widely available, it will be possible to produce energy locally.

Clean air

With fewer fossil fuels being burned, the air will become cleaner and less polluted. Pollution has been linked to conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Switching to renewable energy sources could help to improve health.
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Low carbon heating systems

By installing a low carbon heating system, you can create an eco-friendly home that makes use of renewable energy.

Nu-Heat offers a range of renewable energy options alongside low temperature, low carbon underfloor heating systems. Choosing a renewable energy source for your home helps to significantly reduce your carbon footprint with the added benefit of low ongoing running costs.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a renewable, ‘green energy’, alternative to a boiler. Air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps extract heat from the air or ground in order to heat your home. They have the potential to both reduce your environmental impact and lower your fuel bills. Heat pumps are best suited to well-insulated properties and plots without access to main gas.

Many homeowners can also benefit from grants, like the Green Homes Grant and RHI when installing a heat pump, helping to offset the cost of installation.

What is an air source heat pump system?

Solar thermal energy

A solar thermal system is another renewable energy option that can generate up to 60% of a home’s domestic hot water per year. Taking energy from the sun, it can be installed in any type of property and is also a renewable energy technology that qualifies for the RHI.

Nu-Heat designs and supplies a complete, ready-to-install package comprising the solar hot water cylinder, solar panels (often called collectors), and ancillary components.

Nu-Heat Solar Thermal

Underfloor heating

Warm water underfloor heating runs at far lower flow temperatures than traditional radiators, making it the most efficient heating system to pair with a heat pump.

Nu-Heat is an expert in integrating underfloor heating with heat pumps, designing seamless systems that both effectively and efficiently heat homes.

Underfloor heating guide