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Published: 19/12/2023

Reina reaches new heights with Solar Panels and Heat Pumps

Solar Panels and heat pumps are a viable energy solution which we need to consider for our future with rising electricity, gas and oil prices.  Household energy prices will rise in January putting more financial pressure on billpayers, at the coldest time of year.

Energy regulator Ofgem said the typical annual household bill would go up from £1,834 to £1,928, a rise of £94 or 5%. Energy regulator sets out proposals to help ensure customers at risk of getting into debt are better supported | Ofgem

However, the more important motivation for installing renewable energy solutions is crucial for mitigating climate change by reducing reliance on fossil fuels.  Everyday, we see articles in our newspapers about the effects of global warming, but we can all participate in saving our planet and reduce our carbon footprint by going green!  If you haven’t watched David Attenborough’s ‘Climate Change’, you should watch BBC One – Climate Change – The Facts, Climate Change – The Facts in 4 minutes, its terrifying but strangely reassuring when there are actions we can do now to slow down global warming.

So, here’s how you can help!

Update your gas or oil boiler and replace it with a Heat Pump and or install Solar Panels.   A heat pump has very little impact on the environment, and by installing solar panels plus a battery, to create free electricity, it will power your heat pump, totally free from fossil fuels.  By heating your home this way it will reduce your environmental impact, conserve natural resources, combat climate change and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.  Additionally, adopting a eco-friendly practice often leads to personal health benefits and more importantly save money on your household bills. It’s a no brainer!!!!

How does Solar Panels work?

When daylight strikes a PV solar panel, a DC electrical current is generated. If you install several of these panels on a roof in a formation, the current becomes significant. This DC current then travels down to an inverter, which converts the electricity from DC to AC, which runs all the standard electrical items in every home.

PV solar panels provide you with free energy and free electricity to power appliances like your TV, kettle, toaster, phone charger, radio, oven and so on. For a complete Solar Panel guide please see our website. A complete guide to Solar Panels in Kent & South East – Reina (

How much can Solar Energy save me?

By generating and using your own solar energy – instead of power from the National Grid – you can make significant savings on your electricity bills. The Energy Saving Trust calculator estimates that a typical 4kWp solar panel system can save between £500-£700 off your annual bill. Using battery storage alongside your solar panels can further increase your savings – because a battery will store the surplus energy that you produce, so you can use it when the sun goes down instead of drawing it from the Grid.

How do Solar Panels work with a Heat Pump?

PV panels produce a smaller amount of electricity in the winter, at the time of year when your heating and hot water demands are at there highest. Solar PV panels will have less impact on lowering costs for running a heat pump during the colder months, however during the summer you won’t be using your heat pump much more than to heat hot water. With correct heat pump-controlled timings and an adequately sized hot water cylinder, Solar Panels can generate enough energy to give you free hot water 3-4 months of the year.

You can also reduce the amount of energy you use in the summer if you have solar PV by installing a solar PV immersion controller to divert any extra electricity generation to your immersion in your thermal store or cylinder to heat your water for free instead of exporting it back to the national grid. Speak to our team if you would like any further information.  

We recommend when installing Solar Panels with a Heat Pump to invest in a battery storage unit to capture solar energy and then draw from your battery when needed. Therefore, in the colder months when your heat pump is working harder, energy can be drawn from the battery to provide your home with heating and hot water, without using electricity from the grid.

For more information on our heat pump installation please see our website: Heat Pump Installations In Kent, South East & London (

Why choose Reina to install your heat pump and Solar panels?

We are at the forefront of renewable heat pump installation in Kent & heat pump installation in the South East, including London and have over 20 years of renewable heating & plumbing experience.  We are approved MCS heat pump installers in Kent, which give greater consumer protection and allows our heat pump installations to be eligible for government grants.  As well as….

  • We have installed 1000+ renewable energy solutions installations in South East.
  • We are passionate about reducing the carbon footprint.
  • We have highly skilled professional and experienced engineers.
  • We send indicative quotes almost immediately, using our state-of-the-art software.
  • We provide excellent Heat Pump and Solar PV support for our installations.
  • Our highly skilled engineers are professional, experienced, and courteous.
  • Our dynamic team have great vision and offer value engineering solutions.

We offer approved heat pump installation services relating to the industry’s leading manufacturers, for both Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps. This includes brands such as Thermia, Daikin, Nibe, Vaillant, Stiebel Eltron, Kensa, and Mitsubishi.  We also hold all the necessary accreditations allowing us to install Solar PV and heat pumps and gives our customers piece of mind and accessibility to government grants.

Contact our experienced renewable heating team about your heat pump and solar panels installation on 01303 248648 or email If you are looking for a instant heat pump cost use our heat pump calculator tool.