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Why UK Consumers Must Embrace Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Tomorrow.

With the latest announcement from the energy regulator OFGEM not providing a huge amount of good news for UK consumers, we look at what the future of sustainable energy will look like in the UK.

Ofgem CEO Jonathan Brearley appeared on national TV to deliver the message that things are starting to get better for UK consumers, although admitted that there is still work to be done.

The average annual bill for UK customers is falling and heading towards pre-energy crisis levels, however, consumers are now looking at alternatives to relying on the wholesale energy market and national-grid-based series.

So what can customers in the UK do to lower their reliance on the national grid?

Solar Energy

When people talk about solar panels they often think of large panels that cost a fortune and take up your whole roof, this isn’t always the case. Over time, solar panels have become cheaper and more cost-effective to run and many come as part of full battery energy storage systems (BESS) that will not only capture the energy but also store it in batteries at the property. This is often seen as a viable off-grid solution.

Battery Storage

However you generate energy at home, many view the only destination for that energy is back in to the national grid, this is no longer the case with BESS. These systems remove the need to pass the energy back to the national grid, and although many schemes see the home-owner receive a fee for passing the energy to the grid, the energy requirement moving forward is then bought back from the traditional grid system at a higher cost than what it was sold for, so really isn’t sustainable.

These battery systems mean that whatever energy is generated is stored on-site and used by the property without any financial transactions needing to take place.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are 3 times more efficient than a traditional gas boiler, drawing heat from the ground to pump heat back into the property. Whilst they rely on electricity, they remove the need for natural gas and are seen as a much better source of heat for the home.

With the combination of a battery storage system, solar panels and heat pumps, it is possible that homes could become self-sufficient in the most part in the future, removing any exposure to wholesale gas and electricity price fluctuations.

Like most innovations, the reality is that this is still a way off into the future, which is why many of the UK’s energy providers are adding this technology to their current offering to help UK consumers rely less on the grid and more on the elements to run their home.

EC Outsourcing are industry leaders in supporting UK energy brands to introduce renewable solutions to their customers.

Over the years, our team have worked with many of the UK’s leading energy brands to develop strategies to increase smart meter installations, roll out solar and battery campaigns and educate customers on innovate ways to reduce consumption, both from a financial and environmental point of view.

Want to learn more about what we can do for your customers? Speak to our team today.