The Eco Experts Blog

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 11:39
ENERGY COMPANIES urge us to trust their fixed price plans but there’s no guarantee of anything. In some cases it turns out you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. A recent Guardian article cited independent research that has uncovered some British Gas sales...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 14:44
A WATER company in the South West of England has announced it will use solar energy to power even more of its sewers. Last year, South West Water generated more than one million kilowatt hours of solar energy, helping to power 23 water and sewage treatment works in Devon and...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 14:50
A KENYAN island is installing solar PV panels in a bid to stop its inhabitants from catching malaria. More than 4,000 solar panels are in the process of being installed in order to power insecticide-free mosquito traps. Malaria, which kills 1.2 million people every year, is a...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 09:58
RENEWABLE energy specialist, The EcoExperts, has welcomed Northern Ireland’s decision to make installing solar panels easier. Owners of schools, businesses and farm buildings in Northern Ireland will no longer need to get planning permission if they wish to install solar PV...
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 14:31
THIS MAN is Paul Bright, sketched amidst my notes for his afternoon session on The Green Build Hub: A Living Laboratory. Paul is from the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) and believes the world must shift to a renewable economy and, naturally, that Cornwall is the...
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 13:46
THE OPENING session in Energy Theatre 1 was on Energy Policy. The subject matter was technical and more relevant to people in industry than to customers, unless they take a special interest in policy. Here are my notes. I’ve tried to explain the complicated bits and provide...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 15:18
SUSTAINABILITY LIVE is an annual event and like the sustainability industry itself it has grown steadily each year. The industry comprises many specialist technologies and methodologies, and expos are the best place to learn more, I find. I attended the first day of the expo....
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 13:18
A RACECOURSE in the North of England has spent £75,000 on more than 200 solar panels on the grandstand roof. The 300 year old Beverley Racecourse, in Yorkshire, will now produce 50kW of renewable energy from the panels, cutting down dramatically the carbon footprint of the...
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 14:54
BACK in 2011 solar panels were being snapped up like hot cakes thanks to a generous feed-in-tariff scheme which paid large sums to those who installed them. Fast forward two years, and as tariffs were slashed, sales slumped, but will the recent energy price hikes, cold weather...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 09:28
A BRAND new wire contraption will let solar panels produce 25% more energy than before. The layer of tiny wires made from gallium arsenide, an expensive material that excels at converting a greater amount of sunlight into electricity, will lay on top of the original solar cell....