As building regulations tighten and the need to move away from fossil fuel grows, the use of renewable energy technology is becoming more widespread and more closely integrated with building design and construction. This is an essential part of the drive to cut carbon emissions and to increase energy security.
The high thermal efficiency of insulated panels systems first reduces space heating energy demand, making it easier to supply as much of the remaining demand as possible through the use of renewables.
Whether for new build or refurbishment projects, the structural strength of insulated panel systems also provides a highly suitable and adaptable platform for renewable technologies, including wind turbines, solar hot water and photovoltaics.
Some insulated panel manufacturers also supply solar based technology that is specifically designed to work with or as an integral part of their panel systems, both for heating and for the generation of electricity.
Any surplus energy generated can be sold back into the National Grid, providing a more rapid payback on the investment, as well as the benefit of having an onsite energy supply.