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Housing Energy Advisor’s Top 3 Eco Homes in the UK

Eco homes are growing in popularity with the upcoming launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive, an initiative to encourage homeowners to install renewable heat sources in their property. With rising house prices and people becoming more apprehensive about their carbon footprint, green construction is more popular than it has ever been before. This blog looks […]

2014 kicks off with record-breaking quarter for the UK solar PV Industry

The UK solar PV (photovoltaic) industry installed 1085MW during the first three-month period from January to March 2014, making it a record first quarter. The department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has also issued the long-awaited Solar Strategy, the first dedicated solar strategy released by any European government. This signals the incredible growth of […]

Is it time to get a wood-burning stove?

With the price of fuel going up and up and looming winter bills, it is no surprise that families are looking to alternative ways to heat their homes. The idea of a wood-burning stove conjures up magical ideas of cosy, warm cottages, yet now many homes are turning to this alternative solution. Is a wood […]

Green Gas Certification Scheme; will it affect the future

You have to give associations in the UK a break when it comes to trying to create schemes to help with energy efficiency and renewable energy. There are many different schemes available to homeowners and now the UK’s Renewable Energy Association has established the Green Gas Certification Scheme, launched at the beginning of the year. […]

How to write a brief for a renewable heat system

When you make the decision to install a renewable heating source in your home it is a good idea to write a brief for your project. In this brief you can set out your expectations and use it later as a means to measure the success of the project. This task may seem daunting and […]

Why Should I Choose an Air Source Heat Pump?

As an increasingly popular source of renewable energy, an Air Source Heat Pump could provide you with the solution you have been looking for. Reducing your carbon footprint and providing effective heating / cooling within your home, this type of energy is an affordable solution to your energy needs.

What you need to know about the Renewable Heat Incentive

This blog gives details on the new government scheme, The Renewable Heat Incentive, due to launch in 2014. It covers the specific details of the scheme from eligibility to funding. This blog aims to give readers an easy-to-read perspective on the scheme and how it could benefit your property.

Good idea to invest in the solar PV package from IKEA?

Solar panels are expensive and the industry has been subject to quite a lull recently due to the cost and cut in feed-in-tariff. It is a serious investment to get a solar panelling system in your home, and, with the concerns over how much added value they add to your property, homeowners have been sceptical. […]

National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions and CFCL form partnership to help reduce fuel poverty in the UK

A partnership has been formed between National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions (National Grid AWS) and CFCL for the delivery of ten BlueGEN m-CHP systems for installation at social housing partners in the UK. Under the agreement, National Grid AWS will gift BlueGEN units to Social Housing Provider partners on the basis of receiving feed in […]

CFCL supplies 45 BlueGEN fuel cell micro-CHP appliances to Europe’s biggest Virtual Power Plant

Fuel cell manufacturer Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (CFCL) announced today that the installation of 45 BlueGEN fuel cell micro-CHP appliances will start on the Dutch island of Ameland in November 2013. It will be the largest project in Europe in terms of fuel cell units connected within a Virtual Power Plant (VPP). The BlueGEN VPP […]

Is a wind turbine right for my home?

This blog explores the options available to homes considering installing a wind turbine to generate energy. It looks into the function of turbines and offers advice on the compatibility of wind power for your home.

An In-depth Guide to Solar Energy

You may think that the British weather isn’t the best for having solar panels installed; but we do get enough sunlight for you to start saving a lot of money from these renewable energy sources. An average of £645 could be saved per year with feed-in tariff payments and savings from your energy bills, if […]

Planning for Renewable Energy in Your Home

If you’re thinking about getting renewable energy in your home, then careful planning and consideration is the key to getting it right. Ensuring you have covered everything from choosing a creditable installer to getting the appropriate funding should help get you up and running with your renewable energy source in next to no time.

Electricity Grid ‘Strained’ by Renewable Energy Sources in Cornwall

According to Cornwall’s power firm, Western Power Distribution (WPD), all of the renewable energy projects within the region are now starting to put a strain on the electricity grid. The company also went on to say that the grid wouldn’t be able to withstand much more power unless extensive amounts were spent on it.

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