Energy Improvements 

Our engineers are trained to carry out surveys on your current installation and provide a report & quotation showing the areas that require improvement, such as central heating systems and control installation, lighting installations and domestic appliance installation. 
 
Installation of a PV system

Solar PV Installations 

PV systems (photo-voltaic electricity generation panels) are a very useful way of reducing your electricity purchase from the National Grid. 
 
C W Strickland have been installing these systems since 2011 and are MCS approved. 
 
Feed In Tarrifs (FITs): Generation Tariff with eligibility date or after 1st October 2014 and before 31st December 2014 <4kW (new build and retrofit) = 14.38 p/kWh 
 
Lower Tariff (if EPC requirement not met) with eligibility date on or after 1st October and before 31st December 2014 = 6.38 p/kWh 
 
Generation tariff: Your energy supplier will pay you a set rate for each unit (or kWh) of electricity you generate. Once your system has been registered, the tariff levels are guaranteed for the period of the tariff (up to 20 years) and are index-linked. 
 
Export tariff: You will get a further 4.77p/kWh (correct as Oct 2014) from your energy supplier for each unit you export back to the electricity grid, so you can sell any electricity you generate but don't use yourself. At some stage, smart meters will be installed to measure what you actually export, but until then it is estimated as being 50% of the electricity you generate is exported (only systems above 30kWp need to have an export meter fitted, and a domestic system is unlikely to be that big). 
 
To get Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) at the standard rate for solar PV your property needs to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of Band D or better. If you have an EPC which shows that your property is a band E, F or G you will need to carry out energy efficiency improvements before you apply for the FITs or receive the FIT at the lower rate of 7.1p/kWh for the lifetime of the tariff, currently 20 years. 
 
If you have no EPC, you can use the tools on the Energy Savings Trust website to get an indication of the EPC band for your property and suggestions of what you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your property to gain a higher EPC band rating in advance of having an EPC done. 
 

Ground source and air source heat pump installations 

Heat pump systems are a great replacement for any fossil fuelled water based heating and hot water system. These systems are most suitable for under floor heating systems (can also produce higher temperature water for radiators but efficiency falls away as the temperature rises.) 
 
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) rely on a heat collector which is laid below the ground surface either as a series of coils (a "slinky") in a trench/trenches or in a lake/large body of water or a bore hole. They have a higher rate of heat output as the ground is at a steady temperature of around 10°C (compared to an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) which collects it's heat from the outside air.) 
 
Achieves Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes with no additional measures and can achieve higher when used in conjunction with other improvements 
Improves energy use leading to lower running costs and CO2 emissions 
Qualifies for the current renewable heating incentives introduced by the Government 
Self-contained outdoor unit only requiring water and electric connections 
No gas supply, flues or ventilation required, therefore poses no carbon monoxide risk 
Low noise levels 
MCS approved 
Daikin Altherma air source heat pump
For further information or to obtain a quotation for any Renewal Energy services, please contact us using any of the following methods: 
01751 431204 
sales@cwstrickland.co.uk 
C W Strickland & Son Ltd, 
63 Piercy End, 
Kirkbymoorside, 
York, 
North Yorkshire 
YO62 6DQ