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There was a time when the term “solar energy” meant only one thing: the sun, but thermodynamics has changed all of that!

Did you know that Germany is currently the world’s leading producer of solar energy, with a capacity of 38,250 megawatts?

Even though Germany isn’t known for its extreme temperatures, on April 30th 2017, the country set an all-time national record for renewable energy use, with 85 percent of all electricity consumed over a weekend in May coming from renewable sources like wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric power.

There are more solar panels here than anywhere else in the globe, it would appear. It’s worth noting that Italy and France were both ranked as two of the world’s top six solar-power producing nations in 2016.

It’s a shame that despite having a climate similar to the northern sections of France, Italy, and Germany’s, as well as being more economically advanced, the UK isn’t included in this list despite having a more changeable climate and more gloomy days.

Why is it the case? It’s hard to understand why solar energy is so unpopular in the United Kingdom.

Our love of vacations, barbecues, and backyard gatherings is well-known in the United Kingdom. As soon as the sun peeks through the clouds, we’re in our bikinis and a folding garden chair with a cup of pimm’s.

In fact, if we’re all so desperate for a little sunshine, why don’t we think about how we might harness the energy that our Great British weather provides, regardless of whether or not we get any?

With 8760 hours in a year and an average of 1493 hours of sunlight per year, the UK has a lot of time to enjoy the sun. Isn’t it time to take advantage of the 7,267 hours a year that we don’t see a ray of sunshine?

In what ways could thermodynamic hot water benefit our lives and the environment?

Surprisingly, conventional space and water heating technologies are responsible for 98 percent of UK household and commercial greenhouse gas emissions.

After learning about the devastation caused by greenhouse gas emissions, the UK has decided against investing in renewable energy sources because of concern that there won’t be enough sunlight to make a profit.
Despite the fact that we can’t control the weather, there must be a way to take advantage of what we have…

In the UK, the Solamics Bunsen Air, a’solar assisted heat pump’, is a low-cost, highly efficient system that doesn’t need the sun to work.

Finally, a solar hot water system that works in the UK and its ‘Great British Weather’ is out there. Even in the middle of the night, these innovative hot water systems are up and running!

Bunsen Air heat pumps, which use the ambient energy from natural occurrences such as snow, hail, wind, rain, or even sub-zero temperatures to heat water, not only give water that is heated by nature. Solar aided heat pumps like this one also help us support and care for our environment.

They’re a great method to cut your carbon footprint and your energy expenses year-round because they’re always on and always reliable. Users will have more money for vacations, Pimm’s, and BBQ sausages now that this change has been implemented.

When the sun isn’t shining, we can still use solar energy to power our homes and businesses.

As long as you have a high-quality water cylinder, the Bunsen Air heat pump may be adapted, with specialized refrigerated pipework that connects to your current hot water supply. Unless you already have a water cylinder, one can be added alongside the Bunsen.

An ozone-friendly, liquid refrigerant circulates around two thermodynamic solar collector panels that are exposed to the environment and take in ambient energy from whatever the weather and whatever temperature. The Bunsen heat pump unit is situated near your water cylinder.

In order to transfer heat into your water system, the panels, unit, and water cylinder work together.

Fear not: With its clever controls and boost function, the Bunsen can easily produce enough warm water for an entire family each day (and much more if you ever need it).

Finally…

Thermodynamic renewable energy differs from traditional solar energy. Now that we have this cutting-edge technology at our disposal, we should put our best foot forward and make sure that the UK is at the top of the list as a nation of economically sound’solar energy’ leaders by meeting the UK’s renewable heat incentive for 2020.