There are plenty of things that work better together than on their own and just like fish & chips or toast & jam, solar panels and electric radiators are a match made in heaven. But it never fails to amaze us how many people are completely unaware of the benefits you get when you combine the two!
As the world embraces sustainable energy solutions, it’s hard to ignore the dynamic duo of electric radiators and solar panels… This powerful combination not only provides warmth for your home but also reduces your carbon footprint whilst saving you both energy and money – what’s not to love?
So, we wanted to spread the word; answering your questions and exploring the benefits of Solar Powered Electric Radiators that you’re missing out on!
Solar Panels & Electric Heating
With an ever-increasing emphasis on techniques to reduce your carbon footprint and the hunt for new ways to reduce those skyrocketing energy bills at an all-time high, the combination of solar panels and electric heating systems has never been more appealing.
During daylight hours your solar panels will harness the sun’s energy and convert this into electricity, then (if you’ve upgraded your heating system) your Electric Radiators can use this electricity to heat your home with exceptional efficiency.
By using a combination of the two technologies, you’re ensuring that you’re getting the most out of your investments!
Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels
Solar panels obviously thrive during daylight hours; however, this is often when the typical homeowner’s energy consumption is at a low with occupants out at work or school, etc. By integrating your electric heating with your solar panels you can ensure that any surplus solar energy isn’t wasted and is instead diverted into heating your home and your water when you need it.
This strategically reduces your dependence on traditional energy sources while also ensuring that you’re getting the absolute most out of your solar investment. If you’re not using all of the electricity generated by your solar panels then you’re likely sending it back to the grid at a lower rate – so why not utilise this to heat your home instead!
Heat When You Need It
Worried about the intermittent nature of the sun here in the UK and how this will affect your ability to heat your home? It’s understandable when you look at the weather forecast! And yes, while cloudy days and long winter nights can definitely halt your solar panel’s energy production this doesn’t mean that you’ll freeze to death!
All modern Solar PV systems should feature a thermal heat battery or batteries that store surplus energy generated when the sun is shining. These batteries will then release this stored energy during the short periods when your electric radiators require it – even when the sun’s a long-forgotten memory!
By integrating thermal storage into your solar panel system you can guarantee consistent comfort and efficient energy use, regardless of the UK’s unpredictable weather conditions.
Reducing Grid Dependence
Combining the energy-saving abilities of electric radiators with the energy bill-reducing powers of solar panels is a match made in heaven – especially for long-term cost savings.
By successfully leveraging the electricity generated by your solar panels to power your home heating, you drastically minimise your reliance on the grid during peak demand periods where costs per unit can surge.
Not only will this result in substantial savings, especially over an extended period, but it also means you’re less reliant on the grid and energy companies who seem to increase their prices whenever they feel like it. You can take control of your energy consumption and ensure you never have to fall victim to price increases again!
Lowering Your Home’s Carbon Footprint
We often see people upgrading their heating systems to electric in an attempt to move their home towards a greener future; but if you’re powering your electric radiators with electricity generated from fossil fuels then what’s the point…
Did you know that globally, heating accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption and 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions? And it’s estimated that 19% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from warming up our homes.
By combining the two technologies, you’re dramatically cutting down on the carbon emissions produced by your home and therefore doing your bit to tackle global warming and climate change.
Smart Energy Management
Our range of German Electric Radiators are all smart radiators that can be controlled and fine-tuned in real-time which means you’re only using energy exactly when you need it. Plus, our radiators will reach optimal temperatures within seconds so there’s no more waiting around for hours to get your home up to your ideal temperature and using more energy than necessary.
You can also carefully control your electric heating systems based on your solar energy production to ensure that your home is heated intelligently, efficiently and sustainably – all whilst maintaining your desired levels of comfort!
Unmatched Energy Efficiency
The combination of solar panels and electric radiators is one of, if not the most, energy-efficient ways to heat your home thanks to the minimal energy losses involved in all steps of the process.
Alone, our electric radiators are as efficient as possible. They transform electricity directly into heat almost instantaneously, eliminating any energy loss during transfers. Unlike conventional heating methods which involve multiple steps and possible energy losses, our electric radiators convert energy with near-perfect efficiency.
Then, when combined with solar panel systems, the efficiency increases even further! Electricity generated by your solar panels flows directly into the electric radiators ensuring an extremely minimal loss of energy.
Can Solar Panels Run an Electric Heating System?
Absolutely, solar panels can and do power electric heating systems. Solar panels generate electricity through photovoltaic cells, which can then be directed to power electric heating systems like radiators, underfloor heating, and heat pumps.
However, the viability of running an electric heating system on solar power depends on factors such as your solar panel system’s size, your heating system’s energy requirements, and the sunlight available in your region.
Unsure whether your solar panels are capable of handling your home heating requirements? No problem, our team are here to help! Book your free survey today and our experienced engineers will be able to uncover all the answers.
Can Solar Panels Heat a Home in Winter?
Many are often apprehensive about making the switch to solar-powered electric heating as they worry that come winter time they’ll be unable to heat their home. And yes, while solar panels might generate less energy on cloudy or overcast days, they are still more than capable of providing sufficient energy to power your electric heating solutions.
Optimal solar panel placement, energy storage solutions, efficient heating systems, and supplemental heating sources can collectively ensure that your home remains warm and comfortable throughout the colder months.
Upgrade Your Home to Solar-Powered Electric Heating Solutions
It’s clear that Solar Powered Electric Radiators are the way forward when it comes to household heating solutions! If you’re looking to upgrade your old, inefficient heating solutions to our industry-leading range of German Electric Radiators, get in touch with us today.
We’ll conduct a free survey of your home and provide you with a no-obligation quote in no time! Here at North East Heating Solutions, we’ve been installing Electric Radiators and Hot Water solutions in homes across the North East and surrounding areas for decades – so you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands when you choose us.