The Eco Experts Blog

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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...
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 16:53
SOLAR panel installations have leapt more than 700% in the last two years. In 2011 about 45,000 homes installed solar panels but my January this year, this had increased to a massive 370,000 homes. The recent cold spell and a future of uncertain supply seems to have generated...
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 11:12
FOR many pet owners the thought of leaving their fluffy companion alone in the house can be heart-breaking. Some owners claim their poor pooch gets so lonely they have to leave the TV or radio on, others are worried their pet will get too hot or too cold, and adjust the...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 10:12
A SUPERMARKET petrol canopy in Southampton is to be built using groundbreaking solar glass, for the first time ever in the UK. The glass is fully photovoltaic, and produces energy from the sun, but unlike traditional solar panels, it is translucent, making it much more...
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 09:41
RURAL Mexican communities are looking forward powering their houses using the sun’s power thanks to a new energy bill. The announcement came after the Mexican government finally approved amendments to the country’s renewable energy bill aimed at promoting rooftop PV at public...