The Solar Industry is booming!

With the price Electric at an all time high, the demand for Solar PV and Battery storage has followed suit.

We are installing Solar Edge optimized systems with Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery Storage so that our customers can monitor their systems remotely and see just what their solar is doing for them.

With a Tesla Powerwall 2 Battery storage unit our customers are currently able to sign up for the Octopus Energy Tesla Tariff, tying their electricity price to less than 12p/kW and avoiding these price hikes. We’re seeing Energy prices of 28p-32p/kW for most renewals, on a standard 3500 kW electricity bill that’s a saving of around £700 for the year, and the price hikes are not likely to stop here.

We’re currently not taking any new enquiries for a couple of months whilst we focus on our current work but we wanted to let you know that we are still here, working hard and keeping up to date on all that the Renewables sector has to offer you.



Quiet online but busy on site

We have been incredibly quiet online recently sorry. Staff maternity & paternity leave is the excuse but we’re all back in the office now.

Out on site our team have been very busy.
We are working on a lot of projects for Border Oak. If you do not follow them on Instagram then I really recommend you do, their buildings are beautiful! @border_oak
During the heat wave last week they posted a picture of a property that has two large sets of bi fold doors opening the kitchen out into the courtyard, it’s a thing of dreams, particularly in that weather! We’re just not equipped for it here in the UK!
And for when we are not having an unusual heat wave and do think about heating, their new build properties are perfect for Air Source Heat Pump installations.

A Border Oak New Build

A Border Oak Property but this time working for the customer directly.

We have installed the Heating, Plumbing, Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pump and Myson underfloor

As the customers paid for the property to be built, and bought it as a plot of Lane,  they have also been able to claim RHI payment for the Air Source Heat Pump.

New build house in Weobley

We have been working alongside Border Oak completing the full Heating & Plumbing systems for new build properties.

Here we have installed all of the pipework, a Mitsubishi EcoDan Air Source Heat Pump, Myson Underfloor and Sanitary ware.





GSHP & Underfloor at Renovation project

We have been working alongside Jenkinson Builders once again on a Ground Source Heat Pump, Plumbing & Underfloor installation at a Renovation project in Ross on Wye.

We have installed a Steibel-Eltron 13 kW GSHP to provide the Heating and Hot Water for this domestic property. The Heating is provided via Myson Tacker nail underfloor heating.

The owners will be able to claim RHI payment for their Ground Source Heat Pump installation to help pay back the cost of the installation.



Ground Mount Array with 2 x Tesla Powerwall 2 Batteries

In that baking hot sun last week we were busy installing 1 x East/West facing Array of JA Solar Smart panels with 2 x Tesla Powerwall 2 Batteries with the new back up gateway.

One of the primary functions of the Powerwall is to provide backup power in the event of a utility power outage. If the outage lasts for an extended period, Powerwall can actually recharge itself from a solar power system. That capability means that while your neighbours might be without power for hours, days, or even weeks, a solar-connected Powerwall system can effectively keep your home powered indefinitely, within the constraints of the size of the solar system and the number of Powerwalls installed, of course.

The future is here!!

Pictures show The East/West facing Ground mount array with the IP rated inverters and control equipment mounted below.

The Back up Gateways and the Tesla Powerwall 2 Batteries mounted on the wall of the property.



Keeping up to date with our HETAS Training

Our Installer, Steve’s HETAS Certifications were due for Renewal so he has recently retaken his H006 System chimney Course and this week, his H005DE Biomass Appliance Direct Entry Course.

It’s important to use a HETAS registered installer to fit all Solid Fuel, Wood & Biomass appliances.

He has taken his courses at the HETAS approved centre Robinson’s UK in Bishops Frome.


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A busy few months…

We’ve had a very busy few months here at Efficient  Energy Centre, we’ve been working on several New Build properties alongside Border Oak, installing Plumbing and Heating Systems including Underfloor Heating & Air Source Heat Pumps.

We have a new Electrician and a new plumbing installer joining us shortly too.

We like to use Copper for our installations, the old ways are sometimes the best ways, here are some pictures of some recent copper and underfloor work on a New build property. Our installers take great pride in the quality of their work.

Llwyn Celyn – The £4million Restoration.

We have recently had the pleasure of working on a Historic restoration project with the Landmark Trust, a Medieval hall house in the black mountains.

We have installed a 60 kW Windhager Biowin Excel Pellet Boiler to provide Heating & hot water to the Farmhouse and Threshing Barn.

The project has been a huge success and the restoration carried out by I J Preece is beautiful.

A programme has been made about the restoration by Channel 4 and first aired on More4 on Wednesday 16th January and is available to watch on All4, the second instalment will be on More4 on Wednesday 23rd at 9pm.

Find out more on the Landmark Trust’s website, link below.


Log Boiler install at a Farmhouse renovation

Our blog has been a little quiet lately with Sophie on maternity leave but we’re doing quite well for potential future installers with 3 new babies on the firm in the last 12 months!

Back to business…

Whilst the blog might have been a bit quiet, our installers certainly haven’t!

Some of our men have been busy this last week installing a 45 kW Log Boiler, the HDG F Series at a farm house renovation project. The boiler has the HDG touch controller which can be web enables so that the boiler and back up oil boiler can be controller remotely.

The customer will then be eligible for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive.