THE DOMESTIC Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has just been announced for Spring 2014, meaning households in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to earn money back on any heat they generate using the following renewable heating technologies: Solar thermal / biomass burners / air source heat pumps / ground source heat pumps (For information...
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 more and more interest in renewable energy. Karen Hird who runs Solar...
ENERGY giant npower announced they reaped in more than £400 million in profits (a 34% increase) last year, despite hitting customers with crippling bill increases. They follow British Gas, who announced the cold winter lead to extra consumer gas consumption and a whopping extra £606m in profit. Npower increased gas prices by 8.8 per cent and...
TWO inventors hope their brand new solar plane will be the first to circumnavigate the globe. Adventurer Bertrand Piccard and former fighter pilot André Borschberg devised project Solar Impulse in the hope of creating a sustainable mode of flight, powered only by the sun. A prototype of this dream machine is currently in Silicon Valley and test...
THE UK’s first solar house will be built in Leicestershire by the summer. The property in Great Glen, in the south of the Midlands county, will gain all of its heating, hot water and electricity from solar panels and it is designed to be completely carbon neutral. Experts from nearby De Montfort University (DMU) will monitor the building which...
THE WORLD is now hotter and wetter than it was 100 years ago. New data released by the Met Office and a global team of experts show there have been dramatic changes since the beginning of the 20th century. The number of cool nights across the globe have halved to an average of 18 days per year. And warm nights have increased by 55 per cent to 20...
THE NUMBER of solar panels installed last week was almost double the amount installed the week before. The latest stats from the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) show 1,615 domestic installations took place in the week ending December 2. The last week of November saw 1,137. A spokesperson from the Eco Experts said: “If you look at...
A BRITISH solar company is to build a $400m solar plant in Ghana creating hundreds of jobs and cutting carbon emissions. It will be the largest in the whole of Africa, and the fourth largest in the world. Blue Energy said the said the 155MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will be fully operational by October 2015. The West African country’s will be...
Biomass Boilers Biomass boilers work by burning wood products. This can be wood pellets, chips, logs or waste wood. The boiler is then connected to your central heating system to provide heat and hot water throughout your home. There are lots of advantages to having a biomass boiler installed at your property and one of the main ones is it will...
What Is A Biomass Boiler? A biomass boiler can also be referred to as a wood fuelled heating system. They work by burning wood (in the form of pellets, chips or logs), waste wood or even agricultural waste from poultry. They can be used to provide heating to a single room in your home. Alternatively, they can be connected up to your central...