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  • The London Community Energy Fund is open for applications - but not for long
    on September 25, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Last week we highlighted the broad range of assistance available for community energy projects in the UK. In this article we bring you a real life example in the form of London Community Energy Fund and encourage those of you based in the capital to get involved. The London Community Energy Fund started its first round during 2017 (known as Phase I), which prioritised solar PV and thermal projects. This is part of the Mayor’s vision to put London on the stra[... […]

  • What assistance is available for community energy projects?
    on September 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Earlier this summer, environmental law firm ClientEarth and YouGov surveyed more than 2000 UK adults on attitudes on climate change and sustainability. The survey should give policymakers some food for thought, with almost three quarters of those surveyed wanting to see greater investment in renewable energy. The survey revealed 71% of respondents would be interested in community energy schemes. Yet, it appears the public backing of local energy projects doesnR[... […]

  • Should I clean my solar PV panels?
    on September 12, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Following the recent spell of dry weather in much of the UK, we’ve had a number of enquiries about whether it’s necessary to clean your solar PV panels to make sure they remain as efficient as possible. A quick Google search for ‘solar panel cleaning’ pulls up a long list of adverts for specialist cleaning firms. However there is an ongoing debate between owners of solar installations in the UK as to whether the periodic cleaning of panels [... […]

  • What's new in heating controls? A 2018 update
    on September 5, 2018 at 9:17 am

    We recently received a question about whether thermostatic radiator values (TRVs) had to be installed when a new central heating boiler was being installed. The reader wanted to know whether his heating engineer was correct to advise that TRV’s had to be fitted to all radiators, including the room where the thermostat was installed.  To answer this question we need to look at the amendments that were introduced to the Government’s Domestic Buildin[... […]

  • Disney theme parks stride in the direction of solar
    on August 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Last year we brought you news of the UK’s first eco-friendly theme park here in North Wales. GreenWood Forest features an innovative ‘people powered’ rollercoaster – using the weight of people queuing to power its exploits around the track - and a solar powered ride the ‘SolarSplash’.  This year we are pleased to report on what the biggest theme park group in world is doing as the business case for ‘going green’ becomes ever clearer. […]