Month: March 2017

‘Solar Valley’ – China’s Solar Powered City

In DeZhou, China, nestles a city which runs almost entirely from solar panels funded by one man – Huang Ming. Having been dubbed the ‘sun king’ and the ‘solar energy mad man’, no one can deny that what he’s achieved is a huge feat, and paves the way to further green energy possibilities. Ming first…
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Solar Thermal Servicing – Safeguard your installation!

Servicing our household appliances is something that comes second nature to most of us – we want to look after products which are often expensive, and ensure they’re working efficiently and safely. So why should that level of care extend only to your gas boiler or tumble dryer? Solar thermal hot water systems are a…
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EPC Regulation – April 2018 Changes

After what seemed to have been an eternity of uncertainty, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulations have officially been finalised by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The changes, which are due to come into effect in April 2018, will mean that it will be unlawful to let or lease a residential or…
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Google Expands ‘Project Sunroof’ Across US

In some exciting news for the renewable energy sector, Google have begun to roll out their innovative new tool across the United States of America – Project Sunroof. The software, which was originally launched in August 2015 and only initially covered small sections of United States, provides analysis of your roof space’s suitability for solar…
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Renewable Heat Incentive – April 2017 Update

Since writing this title, some news has emerged to suggest that any changes may not come into effect until June. The consolation report has now been put in front of parliament and a response/result could take up to 8 weeks. Whatever the case, some changes are coming to the Renewable Heat Incentive in the coming…
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Tesla Powerwall production begins at ‘Gigafactory’

Since the 2015 launch of the Powerwall, popularity is surging for homes to become less grid dependant. Tesla have become a prominent figure in the battle to provide a solution and with their background in producing sustainable and stylish electric vehicles, they’re at the forefront of battery technology. The proof of their success is evident…
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