Natural gas with solar panels deliver “A” rated new homes
Supporting developers to achieve the NZEB standard with natural gas
Ready for renewable gas
Benefits of natural gas and solar panels
- Lower energy costs for homeowners
- Meets Part L building regulations/NZEB
- Solar PV panels provide renewable energy
- Ready for renewable gases such as biomethane and hydrogen
- Compatible with modern heating controls
- Warmer, energy efficient A2 BER rated homes
“Natural gas remained our energy source of choice, as it is familiar to our homeowners and will allow them to continue to decarbonise their homes into the future using renewable gas.”
SYSTEM FEATURES AND BUILDING FABRIC
90% efficient boiler
A Glow-worm Easicom 3 25s gas boiler is a highly efficient modern condensing boiler. The compact dimensions of this boiler allow it to be concealed neatly within kitchen or utility cupboards.
Airtight PVC windows
Each home’s energy performance will benefit from the installation of double-glazed, argon filled PVC windows that will eliminate draughts and heat loss.
Building fabric and performance coefficients
The figures below outline the performance of the building when assessed using the Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) and demonstrates compliance with Part L (NZEB), achieving the required A2 standard.
|Building Energy Rating Parameters||Part (NZEB) Requirement||DEAP File (Actual)|
|Floor U-Value W/m2K||0.18||0.13|
|Wall U-Value W/m2K||0.18||0.15|
|Air Permeability m3/hr/m2||5||5|
|Thermal Bridging Factor W/m2K||0.08||0.08|
|Carbon Performance Coefficient (CPC)||0.35||0.246|
|Energy Performance Coefficient (EPC)||0.30||0.286|
|Renewable Energy Ratio (RER)||0.20||0.33|
Benefits of solar PV panels
Lower energy bills
On average, a solar PV system can save between €200 - €300 per year on a domestic electricity bill (SEAI 2020).
Operate all year
Modern, high efficiency solar PV panels operate all year round, ensuring the benefits to the homeowner are not restricted to the summer period.
Book a free consultation
If you wish to explore how you can achieve NZEB standards for your planned development and provide your customers all the benefits of natural gas, please contact us today for a free consultation.