Thermodynamic hot water systems do require a very small amount of electricity to power their integral heat pump, which is responsible for converting the energy taken from their external thermodynamic panels, into hot water.
Unfortunately though, thermodynamic hot water systems are not included in the Feed in Tariff scheme, however the electricity needed to power their integral heat pump could be…
The rated electrical power of our thermodynamic water heating system, is only 444w, running on average at around 500w
Solar pv panels are capable of generating over 500w of electricity on a day with ample sunlight (although how much they generate totally depends on how many panels you have, and where they are situated).
Therefore, they are more than powerful enough to provide the electricity required to power a thermodynamic heat pump.
By installing just 2 solar pv panels on your home, alongside a thermodynamic water heating system, and doing so before the Feed in Tariff scheme closes to new applicants on the 31st March, you could be paid for the electricity generated by your solar pv panels, and use this electricity to power the heat pump within your thermodynamic hot water system.
Meaning that you would literally be paid for supplying yourself with free hot water!
What would happen to any unused electricity?
If there was any electricity left over after powering your thermodynamic hot water system, it would simply contribute to the running of other household appliances such as a fridge/freezer, lamps, chargers etc.
If you already have solar pv panels installed on your home, then it isn’t too late to apply to the Feed in Tariff scheme, it also isn’t too late to add a thermodynamic hot water system to your property, and start being paid to generate free hot water!
JEM Energy believe that you should be rewarded for the solar energy you produce, and for investing in it in the first place.
For more information on how we could help you do this, contact us here.