The Eco Experts Blog

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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....
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:31
ALMOST 10,000 people looked into buying solar panels in February, more than any other recorded month. A staggering 9,824 entered their details into The EcoExperts’ solar PV comparison tool, to see if they were suitable for solar PV. A spokesperson from the EcoExperts said: “...
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 14:05
MORE than two million Australians are now getting cheaper power and saving some half a billion dollars a year on their electricity bills, because of their switch to solar energy. The number of Australian homes with solar power systems has passed the one million mark, according...
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 09:07
RESIDENTS will be able to pay for solar PV panels with an energy efficiency loan from the Government. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) estimate doing so will save/earn homeowners £605 a year through a mixture of energy bill savings and feed-in-tariff payments....
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 16:04
A REMOTE Scottish Island finally has 24 hour energy thanks to new solar PV panels and wind turbine installations. Residents on the Isle of Muck have welcomed six new 5KW wind turbines and 30KW solar panels, which mean they no longer have to ration their energy. Previously power...