The most common type of solar panels - the ones you normally see on people's roofs - are called photovoltaic (PV) panels (photo = light, voltaic = to do with electricity). In other words, PV panels convert sunlight directly into electricity.
An air source heat pump is usually placed outside at the side or back of a property, and absorbs heat from the air and boosts it to a higher temperature using a heat pump. This heat is then used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems or even warm air convectors and hot water in your home.
Is your home climate friendly? Would you like to find out what you can do in order to reduce your carbon footprint? Here are some simple tips that are worth considering if you take the environment seriously.
8.2 million quads is the amount of solar energy that hits the earth each year 400 quads is the total amount of quads currently used by the entire globe annually 0.0005% is the percent of earth that would need to be covered with solar panels to power it 75 million barrels of oil is saved annually by all solar energy users