If you own your buildings, generating your own renewable energy is a great way to reduce your organisation’s emissions and energy costs. It also makes your electricity supply more secure and gives you some protection from price changes.
If you’re not sure which renewable technology would suit your sites and operations, talk to EDF Energy. Thanks to our experience in the field and new ideas from our R&D Centres in France and Britain, we can:
- advise you all about the different options, from tech specs to details of any government support that might be available
- design your system
- get your system installed, connected and generating power
- manage your system, so you can enjoy the benefits without the hassle.
What you need to know
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels turn energy from sunlight into electricity for your business.
As well as reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, solar PV panels can earn extra income for your organisation. The government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme entitles you to:
- a set payment (based on the size of your system, among other factors) for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity your PV panels generate
- An additionasl set payment for enerygy which you generate and don't use (export).
Solar thermal panels use sunlight to heat water for your buildings. Air and ground source heat pumps can replace your electric or fossil fuel heating systems. Biomass boilers can replace your central heating.
All three technologies are eligible for the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. This entitles you to a set payment for each unit of renewable heat your system generates. These payments will continue for up to 20 years.
Renewable Energy Centre
If you need or want to generate renewable energy on a larger scale, EDF Energy can design an Energy Centre for your site. With a complete Energy Centre, different renewable technologies can support each other to help your organisation become even more energy-efficient.
For instance, you could supply your site with both electricity and heat – while improving energy efficiency – using:
- a combined heat and power plant
- solar power integrated with ground source heat pumps.