• Before you start with PVT solar heat pump panel existing construction > “First read the introduction on the first tab for the working of Triple Solar”.

Challenges for existing construction/renovation

Your home is probably the most important place for you and your family. We are used to it being comfortably warm and we want to keep it that way. Before you switch from a gas boiler to another heating system, you want to be sure that the alternative offers at least as much comfort.

Trias Energetica

If a house is well insulated, it is obvious that it is easier to heat. The first step is therefore to ensure that your house is well insulated via the quadruple approach (wall, floor and roof insulation and double glazing (HR ++)). An energy consultant can help you with this. Often municipalities have also appointed someone for this.

Triple Solar PVT panelen

Het alternatief voor de gasketel is de warmtepomp. Triple Solar combineert de zuinige en stille water/water warmtepomp met PVT warmtepomppanelen. Een comfortabele, energiezuinige en duurzame oplossing met vrijwel geen onderhoudskosten. Een PVT paneel is dus de perfecte oplossing voor bestaande bouw.

All electric or hybrid?

If your house is not optimally insulated or cannot be properly insulated, a hybrid installation is a great alternative. We call hybrid an installation in which the gas boiler stays. The heat pump is placed next to the gas boiler. The heat pump supplies the heat for the home. If, for example, it starts to freeze and the heat pump cannot provide sufficient heat, the gas boiler will assist. This way you keep optimum comfort and still save gas.

No regrets: from hybrid to all electric

If in doubt, you can choose to keep the gas boiler installed for the time being. That may be because the house will be insolated by the VVE in the near future, or you have doubts about the comfort when switching to a heat pump. It is important that you choose an installation that can be expanded if necessary. You call that a “no regret” investment. Triple Solar can always be expanded to all electric (fossil free).

Examples

All electric installation with heat pump with built-in hot water reservoir of 180 liters

Monnickendam - technical Heat Pump installation

Hybrid installation with small heat pump next to the gas boiler without boiler

Vaillant hybride installatie 3 KW warmtepomp met HR combiketel

Housing corporation, how to proceed

Housing associations often already have a good idea of ​​the degree of insulation of the home and the energy consumption of the residents.

Corporations do not have much choice for fossil free heating. It is an air/water heat pump or Triple Solar PVT panels. Geothermal heat is rarely used in a renovation, because it causes quite a lot of damage to gardens and paving.

Advantages of the Triple Solar PVT panel

Triple Solar has a number of advantages over an air/water heat pump:

  • Triple Solar uses a water/water heat pump. This is more energy efficient.
  • The water/water heat pump is always inside, often in the attic, in the utility room, or during a renovation in a specially equipped technical room.
  • The water/water heat pump has no outdoor unit. The advantage of this is that it does not require space on the roof and there is no noise pollution for the resident and/or the neighbours.
  • No annual maintenance is required such as for the outdoor unit of the air/water heat pump.
  • We install PVT heat pump panels instead of ordinary PV panels. This is possible on the same roof surface, and is aesthetically pleasing to fit.

TCO

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is important for the housing corporation. The investment and maintenance costs for the corporation, and the energy costs for residents should certainly not increase.

For residents, it is nice that from now on electricity will be charged, because the gas price rises annually (in the last 3 years already 26%, from 61 to 77 cents) and the electricity costs remain virtually the same.

For the corporation, the investment in the high-quality and durable Triple Solar installation is often somewhat higher than in an air/water heat pump (with a similar amount of PV panels), but the TCO is lower.

Below the list with the differences:

  • No outdoor unit that often needs to be replaced after 8 or 10 years
  • No annual maintenance, for which an appointment must be scheduled with the resident
  • No noise caused by the noise from the outdoor unit, which can lead to complaints and aftercare (noise can get worse over the years)
  • Lower energy costs for the user also result in fewer complaints and aftercare

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  • “Make sure that you have a good overview of the use and wishes of the resident in advance. Because a correctly dimensioned installation delivers the best returns and the least complaints. An average family with four people will usually need a 6 kW heat pump with a 180 liter boiler, but larger families sometimes need more hot water.”

Private buyer, how to proceed?

To see whether a home is really suitable for a heat pump, the insulation value must be calculated first. There are a number of options for this. You can go directly to an experienced installer, ask for an EPA consultant (he/she calculates the energy performance of your home), or you can do it yourself.

You can complete the inventory of the most important data on the Triple Solar admission form.

It is wise to start by improving the insulation. Saving is more convenient than installing a large(-er) heat pump. The more energy you use, the more expensive the installation. In fact, you should strive to reduce energy consumption in an average two-under-one roof house in such a way that you can use the standard Triple Solar installation. This amounts to a 6 kW heat pump with 8 PVT heat pump solar panels.

So, you don’t have to completely redesign your house. The quadruple insulation approach is usually sufficient (wall insulation, roof insulation, floor insulation and double glazing HR ++).

If you do not trust your own opinion, ask the municipality for an EPA advisor. Sometimes the municipality has appointed one, and you get a subsidy for it. After this step comes the installation of the heat pump and the Triple Solar PVT heat pump panels.

Find an installer

There are several places to find a good installer with experience in heat pump installations. For addresses send an email to: [email protected]

If the installer you trust does not yet have experience with Triple Solar, then he/she can be assisted by us. An adviser from us will come by to explain the system and to examine your home together with the installer. The installer can use the Design Manual. The Triple Solar consultant also helps the installer estimate the installation.

Find an installer

There are several places to find a good installer with experience in heat pump installations. For addresses send an email to: [email protected]

If the installer you trust does not yet have experience with Triple Solar, then he/she can be assisted by us. One of our advisers will come by to explain the system and to examine your home together with the installer. The installer can use the Design Manual. The Triple Solar consultant also helps the installer estimate the installation.

  • “Make sure you have a good overview of your consumption in advance. Because equipment that is correctly dimensioned delivers the best return. An average family with four people will usually have enough of a 6 kW heat pump.”