Braintree district: Solar panel pilot scheme to cut water bills

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: Solar panel pilot scheme to cut water bills Braintree district: Solar panel pilot scheme to cut water bills

Homes across Braintree district could have energy-saving solar panels installed if a pilot scheme proves successful.

Greenfields Community Housing has won grant funding from the Energy Saving Trust to install panels on 40 homes.

The innovative solar panel system could cut water bills by as much as 50 per cent.

Greenfields will install solar thermal hot water systems at properties in Highfields, Great Yeldham, and neighbouring roads.

The solar panels will be installed on each home’s roof in order to receive the most heat from the sun.

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4:47pm Fri 4 Jan 13

OMPITA [UK] says...

Cut Water Bills?

How is that going to happen?

Cutting gas or electricity bills maybe - but water? Of course not.

If anything the abundanjce of cheaper hot water - if that actually happens - can only induce people to use more water, not less.
Cut Water Bills? How is that going to happen? Cutting gas or electricity bills maybe - but water? Of course not. If anything the abundanjce of cheaper hot water - if that actually happens - can only induce people to use more water, not less. OMPITA [UK]

7:57pm Fri 4 Jan 13

pierre-pierre says...

yes those are PVRpanels that produce electricity

Brainless and Witless strike again
yes those are PVRpanels that produce electricity Brainless and Witless strike again pierre-pierre

9:29am Sat 5 Jan 13

pierre-pierre says...

they are starting to use another heat pump system (its like a refrigerator in reverse), perhaps the PVR panels are producing the power for that.

Its not a new idea, the Southbank Festival hall used it in 1951

http://community.plu
s.net/forum/index.ph
p/topic,95899.0.html
they are starting to use another heat pump system (its like a refrigerator in reverse), perhaps the PVR panels are producing the power for that. Its not a new idea, the Southbank Festival hall used it in 1951 http://community.plu s.net/forum/index.ph p/topic,95899.0.html pierre-pierre

9:02am Mon 7 Jan 13

Bhudeeka says...

these panels are ugly and not in keeping with pretty areas and it has been proven that they hardly make any difference to bills - pennoies in fact
these panels are ugly and not in keeping with pretty areas and it has been proven that they hardly make any difference to bills - pennoies in fact Bhudeeka

3:48pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Bit_Bytr says...

well, as usual, Bhudeeka is wrong but, regardless, they are expensive and in the climate prevalent in Essex, would seem to be a bit of a stretch at this price point/state of the technology.

And the other thing to consider: how long before some AH decides lead is no longer so readily available and steals the photovoltaic panels from the roofs?
well, as usual, Bhudeeka is wrong but, regardless, they are expensive and in the climate prevalent in Essex, would seem to be a bit of a stretch at this price point/state of the technology. And the other thing to consider: how long before some AH decides lead is no longer so readily available and steals the photovoltaic panels from the roofs? Bit_Bytr

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