The Eco Experts Blog

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:47
A PLANE has set the record for the longest solar powered flight. Solar Impulse, the creation of adventurer Bertrand Piccard and former fighter pilot André Borschberg, flew for a staggering 1,541km (958 miles) taking 18 hours. Despite the fact the only fuel the plane used was...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 14:28
JUST 1.5% of households in the UK have solar panel installations, a new survey has shown. This is a far cry from last year’s pledge from the government that 4million homes (about 1 in 6) would have solar panels by 2020. And it is Londoners who are letting the side down. In the...
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 16:10
SOLAR panels are helping ambulances save lives by giving life-saving equipment vital extra power. About 36 of the rapid response unit vehicles of the South Central Ambulance Service Trust, which covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hampshire will have the PV...
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 13:56
Introducing amee There’s a tech company out there that is trying to save life on Earth. amee’s mission is to track and map environmental data for every business in the world and create a platform for organisations of all sizes to assess, report and compare their own...
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:27
Solar traders have expressed anger at the news the amount of money you can earn from solar panels will drop in July, when it was not meant to happen until August. Currently householders can earn 15.44p/kWh if they have a smaller than 4kW installation, this will drop to a 14.9p/...
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...