The future of solar

The switch to solar has never made more sense. We need to continue changing how we produce energy but we also need to change how we consume it.

Growth of solar

Solar deployment is growing rapidly and becoming an increasingly important source of clean energy worldwide. The future of solar is bright and solar panel installations continue to be a viable route to net zero. By 2030, the UK will need to treble the capacity of electricity coming from solar to keep on track with delivering net zero by 2050. Every viable roof is an untapped resource that can help lead us to greater energy security in our homes and businesses.

Solar benefits

The benefit of solar was previously in the returns from the Feed in Tariffs (FIT) and the shift to Smart Export Guarantee does not yield the same benefits. However, with the cost of energy sharply rising and the move to electric vehicles in full swing, the switch to solar has actually never made more sense. Rather than exporting to the grid, we now need to think about how we can use the energy that is generated by a solar PV installation and the obvious direction is of course battery storage. Batteries are now much better, much smaller and much cheaper and help to store the green energy created during the day for household or business use in the evenings and at night. Modular systems also allow storage to grow overtime with continued investment.

A new approach to energy

white and orange gasoline nozzle

Our working practices have also changed and this means far more of us are at home during the day, benefitting from the solar energy generated. What is more an electric vehicle can be treated as the solar battery if one is at home during daylight hours. Imagine charging your car for free from the sun’s energy!

Similarly, power diverters, such as the eddi by my energi, send power to heat hot water, heat pumps, underfloor heating and heat batteries. Power diverters can cleverly load balance the house and the grid. We don’t just need to change how we produce energy but also how we consume it with the shift to being prosumers, not just consumers of energy.

By design with Leaping Hare Electrical & Renewables

A well designed and carefully considered system will maximise the power potential of your home, helping you to make the most of renewable energy to support your specific lifestyle and growing requirements to live more sustainably and securely. Let us help you get there…

We provide every element of the service from advice, quotations, ordering and installation – offering a complete and local service to our customers.

We know that our customers want to save money, reduce their carbon footprint and have greater control of their power use. With energy prices expected to continue rising, and selling power back to the grid no longer being of great benefit, it makes sense that families & businesses are increasingly looking to generate and store their own green energy through solar PV, battery storage and EV charging points for electric vehicles.

Future proof solutions

Want to future proof your home and lower your bills? Energy efficient solutions are here to make your home or business greener, cheaper and more energy secure.

Innovation in energy efficient solutions

Great new energy efficient solutions are now on the market. myenergi, as a company, started with the idea of diverting energy from domestic solar panels or wind turbines to hot water tanks to reduce energy consumption. Then with the idea that they could do the same with electric vehicle charging, and the realisation that the technology did not yet exist, the eddi and the zappi were born. The key to their success is the thoughtful and holistic approach that they have taken to ensure that the technology is future proof and really does reduce the money people spend on energy. Energy efficient solutions that really are future proof!

Understanding the eddi by myenergi – Fully Charged+

The company has seen extraordinary growth and this is undoubtedly linked to the amazing functionality of their products and their sustainable approach. my energi products look to load balance both the home and the grid, ensuring that their truly smart charger considers the overall functionality of your home. You don’t have to have a renewable source for a zappi to work but, if you do, you will benefit from the green energy it produces – which can be diverted into your car charging, your hot water or your household battery. The thought and development that has gone into the zappi, along with the eddi, future proofs your home and protects your main fuse by carefully and instinctively balancing the power requirements of your home.

zappi – my energi’s solar compatible car charger

Solutions from Leaping Hare Electrical & Renewables

Leaping Hare Electrical & Renewables take an holistic approach when looking to install electric vehicle chargers, household solar PV panel systems and battery storage. We want to know how you use energy in your home, what your requirements are and what you hope to achieve by installing renewable technologies so that we can design a system that meets your needs. We will help you to reduce your energy bills, reduce your energy consumption and increase your energy security. Providing energy efficient solutions that are future proof.

We know that our customers want to save money, reduce their carbon footprint and have greater control of their power use. With energy prices expected to continue rising, and selling power back to the grid no longer being of great benefit, it makes sense that families & businesses are increasingly looking to generate and store their own green energy.

We provide every element of the service from advice, quotations, ordering and installation – offering a complete and local service to our customers. As electrical contractors, we take an holistic view of your energy needs and offer sensible solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

We offer advice on EV Charging, Solar PV Installation, Battery Storage & Power Management

Electric heating solutions

Leaping Hare Electrical offers energy efficient electric heating solutions. With years of experience in the international energy sector, a physics background and a constant eye on the latest technologies we are uniquely positioned to offer customers, simple measures that can reduce their energy consumption and advice on energy efficient electric heating solutions.

Ducasa DGi+ Smart Electric Heating

Electric heating solutions for homes and businesses

We work with residential and commercial customers and can find the best solution for any application. We are proud to support our customer in moving away from reliance on gas and oil towards a more sustainable future.

Herschel-infrared

We are so impressed with Herschel-infrared heating that we use it in our own premises. Infrared technology heats the mass of the room and people directly, like the sun’s energy. It runs at a lower wattage and a lower temperature and is therefore significantly more efficient than equivalent wet systems and even heat pumps.

There are some really clever application for the panels themselves, as mirrors and art work, but they work particularly well when ceiling mounted, with the flat white panels disappearing into the ceiling allowing them to emit freely and reach the maximum mass of the room.

Ducasa electric radiators

These stylish radiators are really clever. With the Smart Command app you can control every room.

Ducasa Radiators

Ducasa’s high quality cast aluminium radiators combine good looks with top performance. Ideal for situations where different environments are required at different times, making them suitable not just to everyday modern living but also to rooms with little daytime use, second homes, rental properties or individual offices.

You can achieve a high degree of control as an integral part of your heating system. The Ducasa range can be installed as an electric central heating system to provide you with the widest choice of energy-efficient solutions for comfort in your own home.

Select the exact temperature and operating times for each separate unit. By linking up units via a programmer, you can obtain a higher degree of comfort, control, power and economic savings. They offer a wide range of systems which include powder coated aluminium radiators with heat transfer fluid, eco-start self-learning radiators, open window detector, choice of digital controls, accurate PID thermostat, long range radio technology and a unique quick fit wall fixing bracket.

Electric heating solutions costs less to install

One of the benefits of an electric heating system is the clean and tidy installation: no boiler, no pipes, no water! And an electric system can be made up of a combination of radiators and infrared heaters, depending on the requirements of the space. There is still the consideration of water heating for baths and showers but we have some great solutions here too.

Hot water on tap

Rethinking the way we heat our homes also requires some consideration of the way we provide hot water to kitchens and bathrooms and we have given this lots of thought too!

Rethinking hot water supply

Heat batteries

This is a relatively new technology for home heat storage. They can be used to store heat from a range of different sources to supply hot water and space heating. Heat batteries take up less space than a hot water tank and can store heat for longer. They are based on latent heat storage; heat or electrical energy is used to change a phase change material (PCM) from one phase to the other (in other words solid to liquid) and this captures the energy. When you need to extract the heat it does this by doing the reverse process (in other words liquid to solid) with a release of heat which can then be used to heat water for you to use in the home.

Sunamp heat batteries

There are several benefits of using a heat battery. It:
– helps to make best use of electricity and heat from renewable systems;
– reduces CO2 emissions from the home;
– reduces fuel bills;
– can be lighter and smaller than thermal stores; and
– is claimed not to lose performance over time compared with an electrical battery.

Under counter heaters

Rather than piping hot water around the building and heating large quantities of water that are not , undercounter heaters can be an effective solution. They are compact, affordable and quick and easy to install.

Traditional immersions powered by solar

Thinking of your immersion tank as a thermal store for the energy that you produce from a solar array is an effective water heating solution. This heat energy will stay in the thermal store for many hours due to the highly insulated sides of the unit. Thermal stores can have a single heating input, just like a standard hot-water cylinder. Or, they can have multiple heat inputs, for example you could connect several types of renewables system and a conventional boiler to your thermal store. You can then control these systems to make sure you always have heat when you need it by using the most appropriate heating sources.

The electric heating solution that’s right for you

Whatever the project we will survey and advise to up with the best electric heating solution for you. We ask the questions and come up with the solutions for a sustainable and secure energy future.