Renewable Energy Explained
MMES 2012 Ltd have experience in installing a variety of renewable energy projects. Below is an overview to help you understand the different types we install:
- Photovoltaic installations (PV) – Solar power is a process that creates voltage or electric current in solar cells when exposed to sunlight. This effect is what makes solar panels useful, as it’s how the photovoltaic cells within them convert sunlight into electrical energy.
- Ground Source Heat – A ground source heat pump system takes advantage of natural energy from underground by pumping water through the pipes. The goal is to increase the temperature and use that excess heating or hot water for home needs like a heater or oven usage. They need electricity but it’s not as much power as what they produce themselves.
- Air Source Heat – An air source heat pump, or ASHP, transfers heat absorbed from the outside air to an indoor space such as a home and office via wet central heating systems. Heat pumps work similarly to refrigerators; they absorb heat and transfer it into another medium.
- Battery Storage – Solar energy is widely regarded as one of the fastest-growing industries in recent years. Domestic battery storage provides a cost-effective way to store the surplus electricity generated by solar panels for later use, without exporting it back into the National Grid and being charged at retail rates.
- Biomass – Bioenergy is an eco-friendly power source that can be generated from organic matter. This includes plants and timber, agricultural waste like cornstalks or even food scraps. Bioenergy also generates gas we use in our homes such as methane for cooking, natural gas to heat your house during the winter months, propane which is used mainly by people who live on farms or ranches because it burns cleaner than other fuel sources.
- Waste to Energy – Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy from waste is a process of generating electricity and/or heat as fuel sources. WtE is one form of recovering useful energy during the primary treatment for waste, converting it to something more usable in this way.