Reduce carbon footprint
Homes made of wood.
renewable building material
Responsibly sourced wood
Making a TY Solar Home
guaranteed for 80 years
External doors and windows made of Accoya wood are guaranteed for 80 years.
The energy efficiency rating of your Ty Solar home is 105, way above the upper A range of energy efficiency. Bearing in mind that the average rating for homes in England and Wales is D, these homes are designed with the highest energy efficiency rating.
Recycled paper insulation pumped into 11 inch thick walls to achieve high energy efficiency ratings.
Passive solar design refers to the use of the sun’s energy for the heating and cooling of living spaces by exposure to the sun. When sunlight strikes a building, the building materials can reflect, transmit, or absorb the solar radiation. In addition, the heat produced by the sun causes air movement that can be predictable in designed spaces.
These basic responses to solar heat lead to design elements, material choices and placements that can provide heating and cooling effects in a home. Our homes point to the south to maximise the input of the sun’s energy and we have carefully designed canopies to provide shade in the summer months. Our homes are therefore naturally warm in winter and cool in the summer.
15,000 KwH per year
A Ty Solar house is built with a monopitched roof incorporating 54 solar panels which will generate 15,000 KwH per annum. Bearing in mind that energy is produced during the daylight hours, the use of the Tesla Powerwall battery provides the capability to store surplus energy in the day for use at night. Your home is a mini power station generating electricity right at the point of consumption.
Any surplus energy can be exported into the grid. In the winter months when the days are short and sunlight can be obscured by cloud it is possible to draw down cheap electricity at night and store it in the Tesla Powerwall for use in the day. The Powerwall has its own AI systems to get to know the patters of usage and to regulate the storage and release of energy accordingly.