Posted on 26th September 2017
EHC have launched a new range of Solar PV Heating Electric Radiators which adopts a different approach to utilising Solar PV gain. The Electric Radiators ensure that the Homeowner will benefit from every watt of power their panels produce, while improving the heating characteristics of their home, and still allow the householder to keep the full export element of the FIT payments. Managing Director for EHC, Bill Walters explained how they work: “Our new system makes use of an intelligent controller to ensure when the occupant is not using any of the energy being generated by the PV panels it is diverted to either their Hot Water Cylinder or to our ceramic panel Radiators.” “If there is sufficient Solar PV gain from the panels the Radiators will take approximately half an hour to warm up and continue to modulate and provide warmth whilst Solar gain is being achieved”. “We advocate them being used to provide a background heat during daylight hours until the main central heating system is required. It will save the Homeowner money on their gas or other energy costs and make the occupied space a more comfortable place to live.” “Significantly the controller can prioritise whether power is diverted to the Radiators or Hot Water Cylinder, however in an all-electric property there is normally an Off-Peak tariff meter which should ensure the Hot Water is fully charged during Off-Peak hours.” Where Solar PV panels are already installed, the EHC Radiators and intelligent controller can be easily retrofitted, with no need to alter the panels or inverter. Bill Walters continued: “We are currently cooperating with several UK Local Authorities who have previously installed Solar PV with a view to installing our Electric Radiators and having the system monitored by an Independent Specialist who have experience with other renewable technologies. EHC would welcome an approach from all Social Landlords interested in our innovative new system who would like to participate in a trial and form part of the study. It is our intention to share the results of the study to all energy stakeholders and the wider audience.” Should you wish to participate in the Trials please contact EHC on 01698 820533 or visit www.electric-heatingcompany.co.uk
Kevin Brown, Precision Plastics (Guernsey) Limited
We are a medium sized independent Builders & Plumbers Merchant / Home Improvement Centre based in the Channel Islands and always looking for quality products to add to our portfolio and offer to our discerning customers. Quality is important on a contained Island market as word of mouth plays a large part in the success of our business.
We took on EHC in 2012 and , in a nutshell, “haven’t looked back”. The Comet range of boilers has proved very popular with installers and householders alike and is now being seen by developers as the perfect choice for their projects giving us many repeat sales. We have also received very favourable comments on their solar equipment.
Having reliable back-up is a major factor on island and to this end EHC have proved to be a top-rated supplier always quick to deal with any minor problems that may arise.
Speed of delivery is excellent, positive feedback from our customers is as good as 100%, and their support at trade shows and provision of display product has provided us as a supplier with all we could ask for.
Mr Thomas, ‘X’ Council, Lincolnshire
I have recently received a call from the Housing Officer on behalf of the residents of x Court, wanting to pass her thanks on to Kevin.
She informed me that he has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process of the Total Care Package from start to finish and even afterwards.
Once again many thanks from the residents and from myself.
K Kerr, West Lothian
Your guys have just been and I’d like to say how helpful, friendly and professional they both were. They are a credit to your company and made me feel reassured. Thank you for responding so quickly and for getting the issue fixed.
Kevin Andrews, Installer, Cornwall
I am an installer of these modern, efficient electric radiators in Devon and Cornwall.
From experience, they are excellent heaters from an excellent company.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful. They are a pleasure to do business with.