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Renewable Project of the Year – Private

When the Davies family approached Matrix Energy, they wanted their two-storey barn conversion to be future-proofed against rising fuel prices and for it to be as carbon neutral as possible.

Gatton Barn Farm had previously been an open barn without insulation or a heating system. The close proximity to wildlife, trees and ground shading meant air-source heat pump technology was chosen rather than a ground source. The choice also fitted with Mr Davies’ requirement for a delay-free installation, as it avoided the necessity of planning permission.

Matrix Energy chose Viessmann products to meet the customer’s needs because the system offered flexibility and the integration of renewable technologies. Matrix Energy designed and installed a renewable heating system comprising of two Viessmann Vitocal 350-A 14kW air-source heat pumps, a Vitocell 300 cylinder 300L and 2x40 sets Vitosol 300-T solar thermal tubes.

The technologies work together for optimum efficiency and are governed by the Vitotronic 200 controls, which decide which energy source is best used at any time.