solar photovoltaic overview

A Solar PV system is made up of flat plate panels that have very thin layers of silicon. When the sun’s radiation hits the PV panels, they convert this solar energy into DC electricity. An invertor then converts this into AC electricity which is suitable for home appliances and export to the national grid.

Green Star Energy Solutions are MCS accredited Solar Photovoltaic installation specialists.

We aim to work with schools, councils, housing associations, developers, architects as well as domestic consumers. We always provide a bespoke solution and acheive the Solar PV Feed In Tariff.

 

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how it works in a bit more detail…

Solar Photovoltaic systems capture the energy of the sun using PV cells to convert sunlight into electricity.

The PV panels produce direct current (DC) electricity which is fed directly from the panels to an Inverter. The Inverter converts the DC current to Alternating Current (AC). This AC current can then be used by appliances and lighting for all the property’s needs. An isolator is fitted to shut off the supply to the house and isolate the system. The AC flows from the isolator into the fuse box or consumer unit. When you are using electricity (watching TV for example) it will flow directly into appliances which can be topped up by additional electricity from the national grid. If you are not using the electricity, then it can flow into the national grid, so someone else can use it. Thanks to the Feed in Tariff (FIT) you will be paid for every unit you generate and what you sell back to the grid.

The strength of a PV cell is measured in kilowatt peak (kWp) which is the power that collector generates in maximum direct sunlight.

At Green Star Energy Solutions we are not tied to any manufacturers, and therefore can advise clients on new technologies and what system would be the best for them.

what is biomass

what is biomass?

Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this is often used to mean plant based material, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material.

why use biomass?

why use biomass?

Biomass is a renewable, low carbon fuel that is already widely available throughout the UK. Its production and use also brings additional environmental and social benefits.

but is it really sustainable?

but is it really sustainable?

Yes! As plants grow, each molecule of carbon dioxide they absorb from the air ends up as one atom of carbon in the plant, and two atoms of oxygen which are returned to the atmosphere. When the biomass is burned, each atom of carbon combines with two atoms of oxygen to give one molecule of carbon dioxide.

what type of boiler?

what type of boiler?

There are many different types of biomass boilers available, to suit every application so it may be easiest to first consider the three different types of fuel – wood pellets, wood chip & logs.

biomass is often chosen for older houses requiring large amounts of heat

Take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive to cover the cost of your transition to biomass. With the current Domestic RHI payments set at £0.122 per KWh, this could mean annual payments of over £3,000, for 7 years, for a standard family house with a heating requirement of 25,000KWh indicated on the EPC.

Combine this with interest free loans, significantly reduced fuel costs when compared to oil, LPG or electricity, the financial arguments to transition to biomass, are worthy of very serious consideration. To find out more click here, or get in touch.

For Non-Domestic installations the RHI payments last for 20 years and the return on investment can be very significant. For a more detailed explanation click here, or give us a call and we can talk you through it.

how it works

Take a look at how biomass technology works in detail…

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running costs

See how the running costs stack up against your current system, in light of the Renewable Heat Incentive & 0% loans…

considerations

There are many practical, financial and ethical issues to consider when getting a new heating system for your home…

buying a biomass system from us

This section will take you through the steps involved in safely buying a biomass system…

biomass is often chosen for older houses requiring large amounts of heat

Take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive to cover the cost of your transition to biomass. With the current Domestic RHI payments set at £0.122 per KWh, this could mean annual payments of over £3,000, for 7 years, for a standard family house with a heating requirement of 25,000KWh indicated on the EPC. Combine this with interest free loans, significantly reduced fuel costs when compared to oil, LPG or electricity, the financial arguments to transition to biomass, are worthy of very serious consideration. To find out more click here, or get in touch. For Non-Domestic installations the RHI payments last for 20 years and the return on investment can be very significant. For a more detailed explanation click here, or give us a call and we can talk you through it.

we are MCS Approved Installers and members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code

Based in the Scottish Borders and operating in Scotland's Central Belt area, we aim to offer you the best advice, products and prices with a quality installation service from our friendly team. We take pride in operating to the highest technical and ethical standards!

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In fact we will never to phone you unless you have asked us to, so please feel confident to give us a call or drop us a email if you have any questions relating to renewable energy systems, government incentives, household energy assessments and conservation.

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what we do

Green Star Energy Solutions Ltd. is a is a company that specialises in taking a holistic look at the specific energy requirements of your home or business and matching this to a perfect renewable solution, where viable.

We are a small renewable energy company, whoes objective is to reduce the energy bills of rural householders and businesses, enabling our clients to capitalise on the RHI and other government incentives, while reducing their CO2 emmissions.

As a new company, reputation is everything to us, and we aim to earn a the best reputation, and exceed the expectations of our clients. We were established in 2014, with the main objective of addressing the large number of properties in the central belt that do not have access to mains gas, and are running on oil of electric heating systems.

With the introduction of The RHI in April 2014, it has never before been so financially beneficial for house holders and businesses to move over to renewables – we’d like you to help you with this transition!