Carbon neutral 'green energy' diagram (numbered descriptions below)


Photovoltaic systems convert the sun’s light directly into electricity for both residential and commercial buildings. They can be installed on the roof or façade of a pool building. Photovoltaic systems supplement electricity provided by the National Grid, reducing usage, carbon emissions and costs; excess electricity may be sold back to the National Grid.


Solar hot water systems use the sun’s energy to heat water through solar collection panels. This is a simple system that can supplement the heating of swimming pool water by traditional methods using electricity, oil or gas and is suitable for use in residential or commercial applications.


The UK has 70% of the wind resource in Europe. It can be harnessed to supplement traditional electrical energy production for a commercial or residential property. With careful consideration of the location for energy production and environmental impact, together with reduced carbon emissions, they generate sufficient energy to provide significant cost savings in energy bills with the energy produced being used or sold back to the National Grid, thus making the best use of resources.


Air to Water Pump systems take the natural heat within the air and heats it further through the use of a process similar to that used in refrigeration. This heat is then used for pool water heating.


Biomass is a renewable, low carbon fuel that is widely and economically available through the UK. It is produced from organic materials, either directly from plants or indirectly from industrial, domestic or agricultural products. It is also called ‘bio energy’ or ‘bio fuels’.


Ground Source Heat Pump systems collect low-grade heat from just below the ground’s surface or via deep bore holes to produce energy through a series of pipes. A heat exchanger is used to ‘compress’ energy, producing a higher grade of heat that can be used to heat both buildings and hot water systems.