Design & Install

System Design

A key element in the success of any renewable energy installation is the design element. Sometimes the value of a well-considered and correct design is overlooked as the benefits are not immediately visible. However in terms of having a system which runs reliably and efficiently for many years correct design is critical. Assembling all the required components together does not guarantee that the system will function properly. Failure to respect the operating characteristics of components will result in installations that underheat, overheat, waste energy, or otherwise disappoint their owners.

All our installations are designed by experienced, in house, degree qualified engineers who are familiar with the necessary standards and design guidelines.

We can deliver design services either as owners engineer or under a turnkey design and build situation. Equally, we are happy working under instruction from client engineers. All Clearpower design work is fully covered under professional indemnity insurance and performed in accordance with our ISO accreditations (9001, 14001 and 18001). Our continued commitment to maintaining these standards, we believe, demonstrates our allegiance to continual improvement and regulatory compliance in terms of the management of our quality, environmental and health and safety procedures.

With Clearpower the design process is always bespoke. We meet our customers and visit site before putting our designs together. We take account of site conditions and our customer’s specific requirements and deliver a design which is tailored to your unique situation.

 

Project Delivery

Project delivery includes project planning and scheduling, preparation of specifications for main equipment, preparation of specifications for various subcontractors (e.g. civil subcontractors), running tender processes, placement of orders for main items of equipment, project management, site supervision and client liaison. Clearpower typically subcontract out civil works, and mechanical and electrical works above a certain scale. We have the capability to do minor mechanical and electrical works in house. Project management is also an in house specialty, something which we have developed over our 15 years of experience. This experience in the industry also means we have built up good relationships with subcontractors and equipment manufacturers/suppliers which ensure we achieve value for money and short lead times. Site supervision is another critical element of project delivery. We match our resources to the scale and complexity of the project and to client requirements. We pay particular attention to key milestone dates, such as sub-contractor mobilisation and induction, boiler delivery, heat on, etc.

 

Installation & Commissioning

We also have a skilled in house installation team who can take responsibility for project build. Our commissioning engineers have a wide body of expertise in commissioning the full spectrum of renewable energy applications.

In particular, our technical services team have 30+ years of experience between them of installing, commissioning and maintaining biomass heating systems. They have received installation, commissioning and maintenance training from biomass equipment manufacturers, Safepass, confined spaces entry and risk assessment training. In addition one is a qualified electrician and the other a qualified plumber.

 

Energy Consulting

Companies can reduce overheads now and protect against future cost increases by managing their energy use.  The first step is to understand and monitor usage, then to identify saving opportunities and progressively reduce usage and costs.  Clearpower provides energy management services for local authorities, private companies and public bodies. What we offer:

  • Energy Monitoring & Management
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Supply/Distribution Analysis & Optimisation
  • Energy Strategy
  • Feasibility studies for renewables projects; biomass, district heating, solar photo voltaic, anaerobic digestion, CHP
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Consultancy
  • Grant/funding/RHI applications
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • District Heating Design
  • Preparation of Specifications
  • Preparation of accompanying AutoCAD drawings
  • Design Reviews
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Project Delivery
  • Contract Management
  • Client Representation
  • 3rd party Energy Officer for SMEs

 

Biomass Heating & Combined Heat & Power

Installing biomass heating systems is where Clearpower started out 15 years ago. We now have a significant level of experience in delivering and maintaining these systems. We deliver hot water, cold water, steam, thermal oil, and electricity solutions, designed specifically according to your site requirements. We are not an agent for any particular make of biomass boiler – we will install and maintain any biomass boiler. There are many factors involved in the boiler selection process and one make of boiler will not satisfy every customers requirements. To date we have installed Heizomat, Viessmann (KOB), Herz, Compte-R, Woodco, Kara and VAS boilers. We have maintained all of the aforementioned and also Schmid, Gilles, Froling, KWB, Hoval, among others.

A project we are particularly proud of is at the BSkyB offices in London. This installation is referred to as a CCHP/trigeneration facility, as it provides heat, cooling and electrical power to the Sky office building. This project was successfully completed in 2010. More information on this project is provided in our Case Studies section.

We are one of the longest established biomass heating companies in Ireland. At the 2017 SEAI Energy Show we won the Overall Product of the Show award for our holistic approach to biomass heating systems, where we design, install, fuel and maintain our installations.

 

District Heating

Clearpower are highly experienced in District Heating (DH) systems comprising fossil fuel, CHP and biomass heat sources.

Our expertise covers DH systems from a few users to hundreds of users. Clearpower build and deliver district heating schemes on behalf of others under EPC or, on our own behalf, under ESCO contracts. Clearpower have significant experience of working with pre-insulated piping (steel and PEX) as well as HIUs and heat metering equipment.

Clearpower have successfully delivered 10 district heating schemes between 2006 and 2017. This includes school and hospital campuses and apartment complexes.

 

Solar PV

While we have been immersed in biomass since our inception we have only quite recently seen the light of solar PV. We started out in this area in 2014. Since then we have completed a number of commercial, roof mounted installations in the UK. We are interested in hearing from anyone considering roof mounted solar PV for their business and also in ground mounted/solar farms.

 

Heat Pumps

Clearpower supply and install Heliotherm air source, ground source (both horizontal collector and borehole types) and water source heat pumps. Heliotherm were established in 1985 and are one of the most respected heat pump manufacturers in Europe, with over 30,000 units installed. They were the first manufacturer to produce a heat pump using scroll compressors in 1987, which has since gone on to become the industry norm and were also the first manufacturer in Europe to produce heat pumps that operated on R410a, the most environmentally friendly of all refrigerants. Heliotherm heat pumps have been independently tested by Arsenal research and the University of Ulster in real home applications and have returned unrivalled energy ratings.

Our Heliotherm ground source heat pump using a horizontal collector has a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 5.6, i.e. for every 1 unit of electricity input there are 5.6 units of heat produced. The borehole option has a COP of 4.9 and the air source unit has a COP of 4.1. Heliotherm heat pumps have the highest Seasonal Performance Factors (SPFs) of all heat pumps listed on SEAIs HARP database.

Advantages: Fully modulating, high COPs, scroll compressor, low operating costs, remote maintenance via web control possible, data recording and trending possible, Single units available with outputs of up to 150kW.

Through our partnership with Heliotherm, Clearpower offers value for money with a professional and prompt service for our customers.  Call 01 4625000 now to learn how you can benefit from Heat Pumps.

 

Our Accreditations