With no government reconition of gas hikes its time for people to by pass the meter. Powertech Solar is offering a system which combines solar thermal with a air to water heat pump placed in the loft. This Hybrid uses 1,000 watts and reduces gas heating costs and hot water by up to 60%
The recent anouncement by New Labour last year that all of £30 million ($51 million) over 3 years will provide further grant funding to support 5 proven micro renewable energy technologies, thats a wopping £2 million per technology a year including the most proven and now cost effective technology, solar thermal collectors.air to water heat pumps, rain water harvester and micro wind.
During the past 12 months of rising gas prices, New Labour headed by Tony Blair have yet to except that anything outside the pitence of £30 million offered to reduce our addiction to gas needs to be taken, its all about electricty genaration to keep us grid connected.
In order to wake up the home owner to the fact gas prices are not going down, in 5 years prices could well be tripple what they are today, with a possible increase in VAT from 5 to 15% as the rest of Europe.
The mass installation of solar thermal collectors and air to water heat pumps in all new homes would cut home owners gas bills for heating and hot water to zero, as no gas boiler is needed.
Mr Blair, Mr Brown and Mr Wicks, the technology is already here and in most of the world, espeicely China and growing at 30%.
Not only will Britain be a net importer of gas and oil from 2010 to catch up with the USA, it will be a net imported of all the proven technologies which will give home owners and business security of 50% of their energy, power and water needs.