The future of renewable energy is not limited to large-scale utility projects; it’s also becoming increasingly accessible to homeowners. Here are some of the latest innovations and technologies in renewable energy that homeowners can explore:
Advanced Solar PV Systems
High-efficiency solar panels are becoming more affordable and efficient, allowing homeowners to generate more electricity from a smaller area of roof space, saving hundreds of pounds a year on electricity bills. At Carter Electrical, we offer installation and servicing of Solar PV panels for your home and business. Even if they weren’t fitted by us, we’re happy to come out and look at your existing solar panels.
Solar Battery Storage
Home battery systems, like the Tesla Powerwall, store excess energy generated by solar panels for use during nighttime or power outages, increasing energy independence. Furthermore, Tesla Powerwall 2 enables people access to one of the most advanced Home Energy Storage Systems on the Market. Powerwall 2 can be retro-fitted to any existing Solar System and presents a cost-effective and industry leading Load-Shedding-Protection and Night-time Energy Storage. It can also be fitted without Solar Panels to be used as a store of power and a backup in case of mains failure.
Smart Home Energy Management
Smart thermostats, lighting, and appliances can be integrated into a home energy management system, optimising energy use and reducing utility bills. We recommend Homely, the smart controller that optimises heat pumps, to heat your home efficiently and can reduce your heating bills by 25%.
Energy-Efficient Appliances and Lighting
Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances and LED lighting can reduce electricity usage and lower utility bills. LED lighting uses up to 90% less energy than incandescent lighting and 60% less than fluorescent lighting. They also last longer – the typical lifespan of an LED bulb is up to 50,000 hours, further slashing replacement and maintenance costs.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
Installing EV charging stations at home can encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, which can be charged with clean, renewable energy. At Carter Electrical, we like the Myenergi Zappi EV charger, which can use energy from the national grid, solar or both.
Finally, increasing affordability, accessibility, and sustainability characterise the future of renewable energy for homeowners. As technologies advance and the transition to renewable energy accelerates, homeowners have more opportunities than ever to reduce their carbon footprint, lower energy costs, and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.