Solar heated water can provide almost all of your hot water during the
summer months and about 60% year round. The average domestic system reduces
carbon dioxide by around 350 - 400kg per year, depending on the fuel replaced.
A typical family could save £100 - £150 per year.
See Solar Heated Water
in use at the following sites:
Hall; Stonehaugh Campsite; Saughy Rigg; Wentworth Leisure
Centre, Hexham; Deneholme Residential Centre, Allendale
Town; Ninebanks Youth Hostel; Whitelee Farm, Byrness nr
PV systems produce no greenhouse gases and each kWp can save approximately
325kg of carbon dioxide emissions per year, adding up to about 8 tonnes
over a system's lifetime. Once fitted, they require very little maintenance.
An unshaded south facing roof is ideal for installing PV.
See Solar Photvoltaics in use at the following sites:
School; Stonehaugh Village Hall; Ninebanks Youth Hostel;
Whitelee Farm, Byrness nr Otterburn
For every unit of electricity used to run a ground sourced heat pump, 3 -
4 units of heat are produced, making it an efficient way of heating a building.
A ground source heat pump can have lower running costs than oil, LPG, coal
and electric heating systems.
See Ground Sourced Heat in
use at the following sites:
Stonehaugh Village Hall;
Saughy Rigg; Old Repeater Station, Grindon; Whitfield Parish
Hall; Deneholme Residential Centre, Allendale Town; Whitelee
Farm, Byrness nr Otterburn
Burning wood is a carbon neutral process, as the carbon dioxide released
when energy is generated from biomass is balanced by that absorbed during
the fuel's production. Furthermore, biomass can contribute to waste management
by harnessing energy from products that are often disposed of at landfill
See Biomass Heating in use
at the following sites:
Kielder Garage; Kielder
Boiler House; Kielder Woodstore; Falstone Old School; Wentworth
Leisure Centre, Hexham; Park End Estate
Wind power is a clean, renewable source of energy which produces no carbon
dioxide emissions or waste products. In the UK we have 40% of Europe's total
wind energy, and wind turbines come in many sizes to suit most requirements.
Open sites are best.
See Wind Turbines in use
at the following sites:
Village Hall; Stonehaugh Campsite
A good hydro system at the correct site can generate a steady, more reliable
electricity supply than other renewable technologies at a lower cost. Hydro
turbines can convert the power in falling or running water into electricity.
For small schemes the end user needs to be very close to the hydro site.
See Hydro Turbines in use at the following sites:
Whitfield Parish Hall