Households around the UK are losing out on energy savings because they don’t have the necessary funds to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) suggested that improvements to home heating, insulation, lighting and appliances could cut the amount of energy used in UK homes and save the average household £270 a year in … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency ‘Important’ For Reducing Fuel Bills
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If you’ve been unsure about investing in solar panels for your home or business because of the initial setup costs, news from researchers at The University of Manchester could be encouraging. A team here is using polystyrene particles instead of polymers, which are considerably more expensive, to make the next generation of solar cells. Their aim is to lower the cost of … [Read more...] about Could The Cost Of Solar Panels Fall Following New Research?
With the cost of heating and powering a home seeming to go up and up, many of us will be looking for ways to cut our bills and improve our energy consumption. Aside from the financial incentives, there’s also the environmental benefit to consider. Researchers at Swansea University have estimated that by constructing homes that are able to generate and store their own … [Read more...] about Is The Future In Energy-Positive Homes?
Scotland will set a precedent for the UK’s future green endeavours with the introduction of the first water source heat pump in the country in 2018. Powered by the chilly River Clyde, the £3.5 million commercial heat pump will use energy from the river currents to raise water temperatures to up to 80 degrees C and service homes and buildings within the Gorbals area when it … [Read more...] about Scotland Scores UK First With Innovative Water Source Heat Pump
Plans to create an artificial island in the North Sea with the aim of generating affordable, clean electricity have been put forward. The island would act as an offshore wind hub, allowing cables to link it to a number of north European countries, including Britain, Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Dogger Bank, which is known for its shallow sandbar, … [Read more...] about Artificial Island On The Cards For Renewable Energy Generation