|Posted on Monday, 22 May, 2006 - 05:21 pm: |
Anyone out there put up solar panels? I know that there is a large grant and no doubt loads of info on the net but some first hand experience would be useful.
I believe that someone in HOP is installing geological heating (or whatever it is called). We are not that brave!
|Posted on Monday, 22 May, 2006 - 06:15 pm: |
There are some on a house at the bottom of Woodcombe Cres. Been there a long while.
|Posted on Tuesday, 23 May, 2006 - 12:28 pm: |
I was doing a bit of research on this. Do you mean solar *heating* panels (cold water in/hot out) or photovoltaic panels?
The former are more economic. Photovoltaic isn't remotely economic if you have access to a mains supply (buying green electricity would probably be a environmentally more effective approach). Wind turbines for microgeneration are also pretty uneconomic unless you have access to the Horniman Tower!
As for grants - we seem to be 'between them'. They have stopped taking applications and keep promising a new scheme. Check out the 'Clear Skies' website for the latest.
I have to say the green movement should spend less time blustering on about sustainable generation and sort out the marketing and distribution of these devices. I'm a willing buyer, but I don't feel I'm being seriously sold to!
Oh and don't forget you will probably have to get Planning Permission.
|Posted on Tuesday, 23 May, 2006 - 12:36 pm: |
BD - Re heat pumps - checkout this: http://www.iceenergyscotland.co.uk/
|Posted on Tuesday, 23 May, 2006 - 09:11 pm: |
The Mayor is considering installing a wind turbine on the roof of Laurence House, Catford.
|Posted on Wednesday, 24 May, 2006 - 07:20 am: |
There should be more hot air in the building than outside.
|Posted on Wednesday, 24 May, 2006 - 01:30 pm: |
Baggy Dave thanks all for their advice, but is temporarily out of action due to a chest infection. He hopes to resume normal service soon. For the older posters read as: Jeffrey Barnard is unwell www.imdb.com/title/tt0278521/