Demand for energy is growing across the globe; energy from fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas are finite resources which emit carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen. This current mix of energy generation is clearly accelerating the devastating impact of climate change.

But there is an answer. Renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind, wave, Biomass, Geothermal and Nuclear are all ‘low to zero carbon’ sources of energy.

So what products are quickly and instantly available in the UK? At Applied Energy Products, under the Creda, Xpelair, Redring and Stiebel Eltron brands, the company has a number of products and solutions designed to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Under the Creda banner is Credanet, an advanced and patented electric central heating system with high levels of controllability helping significantly reduce home energy consumption. At the heart of Credanet is a central programmer which enables the user to control temperatures in specific areas thus eliminating wasted heat and energy. Additionally, the system automatically ‘learns’ to use the most efficient electricity tariff available, saving the householder approximately 15% over conventional electric storage heating. Utilising green electricity tariffs further improves the carbon impact of this unique electric heating solution. Of course, the future for electric heating is bright indeed as renewable sources of central electricity generation like wind, wave and nuclear will make all electric heating zero carbon!

Credanet offers greater demand performance than gas, by achieving and maintaining desired comfort levels faster, aided by zone separation. More and more developers are switching to electric heating as gas prices rise faster than electric and the life-time cost savings become wider. Electric is cheaper and simpler to install, requires no maintenance and no legal safety check. When fossil fuels run out, the only way to heat and provide hot water for our homes will be with 100% efficient at the point of use electric solutions.

Tapping into the sun’s energy, Stiebel Eltron’s Solar Collectors convert energy from the sun’s radiation into thermal energy, which is then utilised for central heating backup or domestic hot water. The collectors directly heat the water via the advanced technology of a simple panel fitted to a south facing roof; the hot water being collected and stored in an unvented cylinder for use in the normal way. Suitable for domestic and commercial applications, the Solar Collectors typically absorb high levels of radiation with low emissions and impressive durability – thermal efficiency is over 80%.

Stiebel’s Heat Pumps are another method of providing energy-efficient heating as they use renewable heat sources from the surroundings. Even at temperatures considered to be cold, air, ground and water contain energy that is continuously replenished by the sun. By applying just a little more energy, a heat pump can increase the temperature to required levels.

Typically, a heat pump needs 100 kWh of power to turn 200 kWh of environmental or waste heat into 300 kWh of usable heat. If the fuel used by conventional boilers was redirected to supply power for heat pumps, approximately 35-50% less emissions would result.

These are just some of the energy efficient, low to zero carbon products available through Applied Energy Products, and whilst energy demand continues to outstrip supply, the company is committed to building upon its range of renewable energy source products.

For more information, help and advice contact Applied Energy on 08709 000450, alternatively visit www.applied-energy.com.

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