Prototype homes in Bishopton to benefit from renewable energy

Taylor Wimpey Dungavel development home

SOLAR panel specialist Eco2Solar has joined forces with heat battery developer Sunamp to install renewable power solutions on homes at Taylor Wimpey’s Dargavel development in Bishopton.

The homes are part of Taylor Wimpey’s 2020 project, which has prototype buildings constructed using new build methodologies and technologies, as well as sustainable materials.

The homes have Eco2Solar’s photovoltaic solar panels connected to Sunamp’s UniQ range of heat batteries. The system is designed to allow homeowners to capture energy from the sun into a heat battery for later generation of hot water, which is said to ‘greatly’ reduce the use of the gas boiler.

Paul Hutchens, CEO of Eco2Solar commented, “Innovative renewable technological solutions are at the very heart of what we do at Eco2Solar. We are delighted to align ourselves with Sunamp and Taylor Wimpey who have similar ambitions to apply technologies which will save homeowners money on their energy bills and protect the environment.”

Andrew Bissell, Sunamp’s CEO said, “We work with housebuilders across the UK on incorporating renewable energy systems into housing projects. We are delighted to be included in the 2020 House, our first installation with a national housebuilder.

“For Taylor Wimpey to choose our compact, high energy density, high power density heat batteries is a huge vote of confidence. We hope to see the partnership with Eco2Solar replicated on many other developments in the future.”

Graeme Oswald, design & planning manager from Taylor Wimpey added, “The 2020 project reflects Taylor Wimpey’s ambition to be at the forefront of truly sustainable and energy efficient homes.

“We are pleased to be working with suppliers like Eco2Solar and Sunamp who can help us deliver the best energy solutions in these visionary homes.”