• Heat Pump

Renewable heating

Jersey Electricity offers and supports a wide range of renewable energy heating products that will heat your home independently or supplement your existing heating or hot water system.

Solar Photo Voltaic energy (PV)

PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced.  Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can be mounted on your roof.

Advantages of solar PV panels

  • Produces 'FREE' electricity
  • Environmentally friendly
  • If you produce too much electricity, we buy it back

Available Tariffs

PV works with any tariff and offsets what you would normally purchase so the amount saved depends which tariff you are on.

Solar thermal energy

Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat water which is stored in a hot water cylinder.

A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back up to heat the water to the required temperature.

Advantages of solar thermal panels

  • Produces 'FREE' hot water
  • Environmentally friendly

Available Tariffs

As Solar Thermal is used to supplement your hot water requirements, it is compatible with any of our tariffs.

Ground source heat pumps

Heat from the ground is absorbed at low temperatures into a fluid inside a loop of pipe (a ground loop) buried underground. The fluid then passes through a compressor that raises its temperature sufficiently to heat water for the heating and hot water circuits of the home. Once it has given up its heat, the cooled fluid passes back into the ground loop where the cycle starts again.

Normally, the loop is laid flat or coiled in trenches about two metres deep, but if there is not enough space in your garden you can install vertical loops down into the ground. Around 100 metres of loop are needed for a typical home.

Advantages of ground source heat pumps

  • Very economical to run
  • Low environmental impact
  • Uses heat energy from the ground

Available Tariffs

Wind energy

Wind turbines harness the power of the wind by converting the rotation of turbine blades into electricity.

Wind turbines can have a horizontal axis or a vertical axis and can either be mounted directly on to your house roof or on free standing towers or poles. Most vertical axis turbines are not self starting and may consume some electricity to begin rotating.

Mounting a turbine on your building avoids the cost of foundations for a free standing tower but may add stress to the fabric of your home so it is important to seek specialist advice before installing a building mounted turbine on the roof of your home.

Free standing turbines are more effective than those mounted on a roof. The amount of electricity generated, of course, depends on the speed of the wind harnessed, which, in turn, is affected by the height of your turbine and its location.

Advantages of wind turbines

  • Produces 'FREE' electricity
  • Environmentally friendly
  • If you produce too much electricity, we buy it back

Available Tariffs

Wind turbines work with any tariff and offsets what you would normally purchase so the amount saved depends which tariff you are on.

Air source heat pumps

Heat from the air is absorbed at low temperature into a fluid. This fluid then passes through a compressor, compressor that raises its temperature sufficiently to heat water for the heating and hot water circuits of the home. There are two main types of air source heat pump system:

An air-to-water system distributes heat via your wet central heating system. Heat pumps work much more efficiently at a lower temperature than a standard boiler system would. So they are more suitable for underfloor heating systems or larger radiators, which give out heat at lower temperatures over longer periods of time.

An air-to-air system produces warm air which is circulated by fans to heat your home. They are unlikely to provide you with hot water as well.

Advantages of air source heat pumps

  • Very economical to run
  • Low environmental impact
  • Uses heat energy from the outside air

Available Tariffs

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