It is estimated that a staggering 40,000 people die prematurely every year in the UK from chronic illnesses related to dangerous air pollution levels such as cancer, heart disease and asthma. Being able to challenge the government, big businesses and organisations when they threaten to pollute the environment is key to protecting our habitat and...
Prefabricated homes (or prefabs) were hugely popular in the UK after the Second World War. A housing shortage meant that these houses, bought cheaply and assembled quickly, were built all over the UK. Whilst prefab homes remained popular in countries such as the US and Germany, they seem to have fallen out of popularity in Britain - until now. We...
Solar batteries allow you to reduce your energy bill by up to 35%. A home solar battery system will cost around around £2,000 - £3,700. A 4kW solar panel and battery will cost around £10,000 - £12,000. Compare prices of solar panels and battery systems using the form above. How does solar battery storage work? There is one main catch with...
What are the main types of solar panels? There are a few different types of solar panel. The traditional image that solar panels bring to mind is that of a monocrystalline or polycrystalline system. Crystalline panels are the most common form of solar panels. These are the black or blue panels, with a thick layer of glass over them, mounted on an...
How do solar panels work at night The short answer is, they don't! Solar PV systems instantly convert the sun’s light into usable electricity through an inverter. This means that they need direct sunlight to work. There is a common misconception that it has to be a beautiful, hot, sunny day for the panels to work effectively. The solar panels do...
Below is our easy to use solar calculator which allows you to see the savings and income you will make by installing solar panels at your property in the UK. Using Google maps, the solar pv calculator will work out your home's solar energy producing capability. Our calculator is kept up to date with the latest Feed-in Tariff rates which combined...
By Nash Riggins The UK's Energy Minister has announced a Conservative win in 2015 will mean the axe for wind farm subsidies across Britain. As the nation's energy policy continues to regress, is it time for coalition leaders to finally admit they've abandoned their pledge to be the UK's "greenest government ever"? When David Cameron rose to...
Forty four years since its birth when twenty million Americans took to the streets in hundreds of public demonstrations against pollution, Earth Day is still going strong today. The voices of those first activists were heard loud and clear, and Congress soon responded by setting up a dedicated agency for environmental issues and the regulation of...
Staff at The Eco Experts are celebrating after Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth II, awarded its parent company, MVF, with the most prestigious official award for business in the UK. MVF, in Kentish Town, London, is the UK’s fastest growing tech company and was one of only an elite group of companies recognised as a deserving winner of a Queen’s...
“Thirty years from now there will be a huge amount of oil – and no buyers. Oil will be left in the ground. The Stone Age came to an end, not because we had a lack of stones, and the oil age will come to an end not because we have a lack of oil.” – Ahmed-Zaki Yamani, former Oil Minister for Saudi Arabia, speaking in 2000 Oil is in decline...