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Nov 2012 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Renewing energy efficiency knowledge – there are opportunities here

Renewing energy efficiency knowledge – there are opportunities here

Renewing energy efficiency knowledge – there are opportunities here

Amid the numerous legislation and energy efficiency schemes such as the Feed-in-Tarff, Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the newly anticipated Green Deal, there is an opportunity for contractors to propel their status beyond the traditional ‘sparky’ to more of an energy consultant. Mark Fiddy looks at some of the possible choices. The challenges and opportunities […]

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Jul 2012 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Voltage management – there is a better way

Voltage management – there is a better way

Voltage management – there is a better way

Though the principles of voltage management have been understood for many years, there has been a growing realisation that the basic voltage optimisation ‘step down’ transformer systems do not offer the continuity of supply, or the most effective way for companies to maximise their electricity savings. Craig Needham reports. From a business continuity perspective especially, […]

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Mar 2012 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Optimising power bills & business opportunities

Optimising power bills & business opportunities

Optimising power bills & business opportunities

Voltage optimisation is a proven technology that is now gaining ground in the domestic sector with Scottish property developers, thanks to scientific advancements and system miniaturisation. Jeremy Dodge explains how the technology uses transformers to lower the amount of electricity entering the appliance, reducing power bills and prolonging the life of equipment. Using voltage optimisation […]

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Mar 2012 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Creating a sustainable future for UK solar PV energy

Creating a sustainable future for UK solar PV energy

Creating a sustainable future for UK solar PV energy

Solarplaza has announced its third annual one-day conference. This will take place on the 18 of April 2012 at Central Hall, Westminster, London. Entitled ‘The Solar Future, UK: III’, this event is being supported by the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA), will feature expert speakers who will present their views and predictions on the future of […]

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Mar 2012 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Making solar PV installation quicker and simpler

Making solar PV installation quicker and simpler

Making solar PV installation quicker and simpler

Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) is finding the largest installed base in the UK, and it has been growing very fast. Solar PV is a relatively mature technology, but systems, costs, control and monitoring equipment and ease of installation are all being continually improved: Today, with the dangers of global warming becoming ever clearer, the race […]

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Nov 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on ‘New generation’ electric heating explained

‘New generation’ electric heating explained

‘New generation’ electric heating explained

Increasingly, electrical manufacturers are using the latest technology to produce solutions that save money for their customers. WireIN speaks to David Márquez about this growing sector. WireIN: Your company’s website says “Welcome to the world of new generation electric heating”. In what way is electric heating ‘new generation’? David Márquez: Firstly, we make full use […]

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Nov 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Wireless sub-metering gives substantial time & money savings

Wireless sub-metering gives substantial time & money savings

Wireless sub-metering gives substantial time & money savings

Rising power prices and increased government legislation have pushed energy management to the fore, with public and private users implementing an array of measures to cut consumption, bills and carbon emissions. Jeremy Dodge explains how sub-metering wirelessly can provide many advantages, including virtual micro-management of electricity usage, with consequent time, energy and money savings. For […]

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Nov 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Winter of discontent – electric heating has savings in store

Winter of discontent – electric heating has savings in store

Winter of discontent – electric heating has savings in store

With another harsh winter forecast, and energy bills at record levels, fuel poverty will once again be hitting the headlines, writes Chris Stammers. But tried and trusted electric heating can help, and storage heating, with its access to off-peak tariffs, still has an important role to play. This autumn has seen price hikes of up […]

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Nov 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Energy-efficient solutions save money for customers

Energy-efficient solutions save money for customers

Energy-efficient solutions save money for customers

Rising energy costs and the increasing focus on climate protection are highlighting the need for energy savings every day. As a result, energy efficient heating and lighting systems are playing an increasingly important role. Mark Robinson tells us more. With rising fuel costs and consumers feeling the effects of the increasingly difficult economic climate, cutting […]

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Sep 2011 Energy Efficiency | Comments Off on Hot property – heat recovery ventilation

Hot property – heat recovery ventilation

Hot property – heat recovery ventilation

Heat recovery technology has been around for a long time, but hasn’t made a significant dent in the UK domestic market. However, with initiatives such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for the energy rating of dwellings, heat recovery has become a hot topic. Jon Hill tells us more. More […]

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