Ian Stares: promoting a positive renewables experience.

Renewables expert practises what he preaches

Published:  15 July, 2009

LUTTERWORTH: Ian Stares, PTS Renewables’ product group manager, is putting his money where his mouth is after installing solar panels and a heat pump in his own house.

"I wanted to install a solar panel and a heat pump in my own home so that I can relay my positive experiences to PTS colleagues selling this technology on the trade counter as well as reducing my carbon footprint and saving money.

“My message is that as energy companies buy back surplus electricity, combined with low interest rates and the added value that this technology brings to a property, renewable energy products can make financial as well as environmental sense.

With grant support from the low carbon building programme, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels were fitted to Mr Stares’ house by micro-generation certification-accredited installers.

The system works by using the sun to generate domestic hot water and electricity. This will help to reduce the annual energy costs in the Stares’ household as well as minimising their carbon footprint.

PTS offers a range of domestic solar thermal, photovoltaic panels and heat pumps and can provide independent advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy to its customers.

The company is part of The BSS Group.

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