Renewable Energy Technologies

BHESCo removes the uncertainty and challenges of staying on top of technological development by ensuring that our customers have access to all of the latest technologies that have a proven track record of performance providing real value for money.

We work with the technology experts, some of the examples of our preferred technologies that will be considered when we invest in your properties are:

slider_2Solar photovoltaics (Solar PV) is economically attractive in the SouthEast where the sun shines with sufficient intensity to yield efficiencies of 20%.  Solar PV costs have declined by 50% in the past two years, making this technology a winner in terms of electricity generation and energy investment payback.  Since BHESCo invests in these systems on behalf of our customers, you don’t have to worry about paying out cash upfront.  Solar PV is more efficient because the electricity is generated on site and consumed locally.  Operating costs are next to nothing, as the sun is the fuel, so we will install PV as much as possible.  About 85% of our energy generation will come from Solar PV.

solar_hot_water_diagramSolar thermal systems offer an efficient way to generate the lion’s share of your hot water needs.  Especially useful in the late spring, summer and early autumn, the systems will supply from 60-80% of your requirements, depending on the way you use it each year.  BHESCo will help you get the most our of your system, by providing comprehensive information about how the systems work, engaging its network of knowledgeable installers.  Since BHESCo invests in the system on your behalf, you can be sure that you will receive reliability, quality and superior customer service supporting you in reducing your gas bills.

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Biomass is organic materials that are burned to provide energy.  Wood pellets or chips are a form that can be used in homes that work at 91% efficiency.  A biomass burner can provide space heating and hot water.  It is especially suited to homes that are off the gas grid.  Your premises must have storage space for the fuel.  A log boiler used with an accumulator tank gives you the ability to decide when and how you want the heat in the house. Your programmer can be set to draw heat from the accumulator and warm your radiators for the hour before you wake up, turn them off in the day when you are out at work and then turn them back on an hour before you return from work.  BHESCo works with a number of biomass suppliers and installers to recommend the most appropriate solution for each customer.  Our interest is insuring that the customer is satisfied with their system, receiving the best value for money for our investment.



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