Renewable energy sources have been on the market for a long time, and home solutions such as solar panels, saw a massive boom in the early 2010’s, mainly due to the introduction of the feed in tariff.
The feed in tariff was a financial incentive, to encourage home owners to generate 100% renewable energy from the empty space on their roof. Now that the feed-in tariff is no more, and has been replaced by a rather lacklustre alternative (SEG), the focus has shifted.
The driving force is no longer financial gain. Instead, it’s all about saving our planet. Scientists have been warning us for years that we’re heading down a rocky path in terms of climate change, but people are finally waking up to the somewhat scary outcome if we don’t make serious changes.
But not only are renewable energy sources on the rise, fossil fuel powered energy sources are on the decline.
According to a report by BP, a world leader in energy generation, carbon emissions in 2019 grew by a mere 0.5%, “less than half 10-year average growth of 1.1% per year, partially reversing some of the unusually strong increase in 2018 (2.1%).”
Global oil production fell by 60,000 barrels per day on average, with Iran leading the charge with a decline in production by 1.3 million barrels per day on average.
Natural gas consumption grew by only 2%, “well below the exceptional growth seen in 2018 (5.3%).”
Coal, one of the most common fossil fuels you will come across in the United Kingdom, saw its consumption fall by 0.6% and its share in primary energy fell to it’s lowest point in 16 years.
But what about the increase in renewable energy?
BP also reported that, “renewable energy (including biofuels) posted a record increase in consumption in energy terms (3.2 EJ). This was also the largest increment for any source of energy in 2019.”
Renewable energy is on the rise and now is the time to act. No longer can we ignore the increasing need to save our planet, and with the government banning loose house coal and certain types of firewood from 2021, it’s the perfect time to future proof your home.
You can read the full report on BP’s website ().
Here at Fischer Future Heat, we can help.
Back in February, we launched our own line of solar panels and battery storage, offering the complete package for any homeowner looking to invest in renewables and power the future with clean energy. It’s like we’re always telling you – the future is electric, even more so following the most recent budget from the government, during which the Chancellor announced the gas levy will rise.
Fischer Solar & Battery Storage consists of a highly efficient solar PV system, running in conjunction with revolutionary battery storage technology.
The key part to our system is the battery. With a standard solar PV system, any energy you generate which is surplus to requirements is sent back to the grid and lost forever. You then have to buy it back when you need it at your unit rate, provided by your energy supplier.
By installing our system, you have the ability to hold on to your excess energy in a battery and use it at a later time. By doing so, you can utilise as much as 80% of the generated energy, as energy is only sent back to the grid once the battery is full.
With those warm and sunny months approaching, installing your system now means you can make the most of this summer and generate as much energy as possible before that cloud coverage returns.
But never fear, as the panels rely on PV and not heat to generate the energy, they will still generate electricity during the colder months, even with some cloud coverage.
Our team of trained surveyors will carry out a free, no obligation survey to ensure you receive only the best in solar and battery technology and make the most of your roof space. We even carry out a virtual survey prior to the on site visit to calculate exactly how many solar panels you can install on to your roof.
Renewable energy is the future, which is why we have partnered with energy supplier Outfox the Market to offer an exclusive tariff to all of our customers, powered by 100% renewable electricity. – They are also offering the cheapest fixed price tariff in the UK.