Renewable Energy services from TSG.

Renewable Energy

TSG strives to be at the forefront of new technologies, and have established strong relationships with the UK’s leading manufacturers of renewable energy systems. We have achieved partner status with several of these manufacturers due to our commitment to renewable energy and our high standards of workmanship.

Back in 2010 we installed 20 Solar Thermal systems for a local Council. Since then we have installed over a thousand air source heat pumps in both retrofit and new build properties as well as a large number of Photovoltaic, Ground Source Heat Pump, Solar Thermal and Biomass installations.

TSG has been partnering with Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Social Landlords to implement large scale renewable energy installation programs for many years. This experience allows us to offer a fully bespoke and tailored solution as we work closely with both our new and existing clients to meet each organisation’s individual requirements and goals.

We are one of the first companies to gain MCS accreditation in the UK. TSG has built strong relationships with the UK’s leading manufacturers attaining partner statuses with several due to our high standards of workmanship and commitment to the market. This allows us to offer extended warranties and to be able to fully design, install and commission renewable technologies in house.

Below are some of the renewable services which TSG can provide: -

  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Solar Thermal
  • Photovoltaic Panels
  • Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • Biomass

For all updated information on Renewable Energy please visit the OFGEM website click here.

 

Our Role

We provide an initial analysis of the existing housing stock in the form of a bespoke report and presentation detailing the following for each individual property:-

  • Running cost of existing traditional off-gas heating systems (oil, gas, lpg and direct electric)
  • Estimate of running costs of the renewable technology being considered
  • Estimate of Carbon saved
  • Run cost savings on a property by property basis
  • A Renewable Heat Incentive or Feed in Tariff estimate of grant payments on a property by property basis.
  • Estimate of installation costs and total program costs.

TSG understands the importance of tenant engagement and support that needs to be provided when considering or implementing a Renewables program. We assist in the following ways:-

  • Liaising with the tenants committee
  • Mobile demonstrations of the renewable technologies being considered in the local community
  • Dedicated tenant liaison officers

Prior to installation we agree start dates and conduct a survey on each individual property. We ensure that the tenants are constantly informed on the works that are to be carried out and updated on progress throughout the installation.
TSG can also assist with Green Deal assessments and gaining Renewable Heat Incentive or Feed in Tariff Funding.

 

FAQ's - Renewable Heat Incentive & Air Source Heat Pumps

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive?

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government supported financial scheme for renewable heating. It supports air source heat pumps (ASHP), biomass systems, ground source heat pumps (GSHP) and solar thermal technologies with tariffs varying depending on the technology.

The scheme was launched in April 2014 by the Energy Minister, Greg Barker. The RHI is now open to applications and will be administered by Ofgem with the purpose of supporting households who install renewable forms of heating in their homes.

Owners of renewable heating systems will receive payments based on each kilowatt hour (kWh) of renewable heat that their installation generates. This payment is tax free and is made over a period of 7 years.


Am I eligible to receive the Renewable Heat Incentive?

The domestic RHI will give financial support for an eligible renewable heating installation that has been installed in accordance with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) guidelines. The renewable heating system and also the installer must be MCS registered to meet the RHI Schemes criteria. The domestic RHI will only be available to single domestic dwellings. These dwellings can be either on or off the gas grid. The following groups will be eligible for the RHI payments: -

- Owner Occupiers
- Registered Social Landlords
- Private Landlords
- Self-builders


What are Air Source Heat Pumps?

Air Source Heat Pumps are a tried and tested renewable form of heating your home, capable of meeting 100% of your heating and hot water requirements.

Air Source Heat Pumps work in a similar way to your refrigerator but in reverse. They extract energy from the outside air and convert it into hot water which then heats up your property using either radiators or underfloor heating systems.

Air Source Heat Pumps can work in extremely low temperatures - even at -15°C.

Air Source Heat Pumps are a tried and tested renewable form of heating your home, capable of meeting 100% of your heating and hot water requirements.


Why have a Heat Pump?

Are you off gas-grid? Tired of paying over the odds for your electric heating, coal boiler, LPG or oil? Air Source Heat Pumps provide a viable cost saving alternative (up to 50% less to run) when compared with traditional off-gas heating systems. As a renewable technology you will be eligible for grant funding in the form of the newly released Renewable Heat Incentive. To find out more about the Renewable Heat Incentive click here.


What Air Source Heat Pump should I use?

We deal with all of the leading manufacturers of Air Source Heat Pumps in the UK, for most domestic properties we find that the award-winning Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan system provides a cost-effective high-performance solution. Mitsubishi Electric are leading manufacturers of air conditioning and renewable solutions specifically designed to meet the energy demands of today and beyond. We are a Business Solutions Partners with Mitsubishi Electric in the UK; this allows us to offer an extended 5-year warranty on all of our Ecodan installations.

TSG will however always look at system selection on a project by project basis. We take time to assess each property to find the best solution for you.


Why use TSG?

TSG strives to be at the forefront of new technologies, 8 years ago we installed 20 Solar Thermal systems for a local Council. Since then we have installed over 800 Air Source Heat Pumps in both retrofit and new build properties as well as a large number of Photovoltaic, Ground Source Heat Pump and Biomass installations. We have won several nationally recognised awards from the National Renewables Awards. We were awarded the "Heat Efficient Installer of the Year" and "Air Source Installer of the Year" and are widely recognised as a market leading installer within the renewables sector. TSG have been asked to attend events at the Houses of Parliament and the House of Lords for our views on the Renewables sector.


What's the Benefit of Installing Renewable Energy for Social Housing?

Installing renewable energy systems into a single dwelling has the benefit of increasing energy efficiency, cutting fuel bills, reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment. For housing associations, local authorities and social landlords, these benefits can be multiplied across the housing stock, to protect your tenants from the growing issue of fuel poverty, whilst lowering carbon emissions.


What is Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is that which is produced from natural resources, such as ground heat and solar light. It is possible to integrate renewable energy systems into the construction of new builds, or retro fit them into existing housing stock. Properties with renewable energy systems are able to generate a proportion of their heat and/or power from natural resources. This results in more affordable and comfortable properties for tenants to live with the added benefit of reducing the risk of fuel poverty that is associated with a reliance on traditional off-gas grid solutions such as oil, lpg and direct electric heating systems.


What are Ground Source Heat Pumps?

Ground Source Heat Pumps capture heat in the ground. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water in your home. A ground source heat pump circulates a mixture of water and glycol around a loop of pipe - called a ground loop - this can either be a horizontal loop or if space is tight a vertical borehole. Even in winter months, the temperature below the ground remains warm, so this is a reliable source of heat.


What are Solar Photovoltaic Panels?

Solar Panels convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells. They can operate even on a cloudy day, although they are at their most effective in bright daylight. It is important to position them where light is at optimum levels and not being blocked by trees or other buildings to ensure they are able to perform effectively.


What are Solar Thermal Systems?

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) is a whole house ventilation system that both supplies and extracts air throughout a property. It offers a balanced low energy ventilation solution for new dwellings and re-uses up to 95% of the heat that would have otherwise have been lost.

What are Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems?

Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to the roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. There are two types of solar water heating panels: - Evacuated tubes - Flat plate collectors, which can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.

TSG carries out a gas servicing and maintenance contract with London and Quadrant and they operate at 100% compliance. As well as this work they carry out boiler changes and new installations. They always provide an excellent standard of workmanship and produce a professional approach both at their office and at tenant's homes.

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Some of our Renewable Energy Clients

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