Technology

May 13
FAQs rainwater harvesting: installation advice for installers

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By Brian Pickworth, Technical Manager at Kingspan Klargester, and Chair of the UK Rainwater Harvesting Association. To find out more about rainwater harvesting, or to discuss any aspect of installation including BPEC training courses, email sustainablewater@kingspanenviro.com 1. How are rainwater harvesting systems installed? Installing a rainwater harvesting system is relatively simple, but it requires various […]

Safe and effective installation of rainwater harvesting systems

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After the wettest winter since records began resulting in extensive flooding across the country, there is little doubt that we need to find better ways of managing water resources. Climate change has dramatically altered our weather patterns, causing warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers. This in turn has locked the country into drought/flood cycles, […]

Mar 20
Loowatt Selected as an Exhibitor for the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India

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Loowatt Ltd announced today that they will be an exhibitor at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India event which will be co-hosted by the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March 2014. Loowatt Ltd. will showcase energy-generating waterless toilet technology that aims to help bring sanitation to […]

Mar 15
Statistics on the roll-out of smart meters in Great Britain, Q4 2013

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This quarterly release presents statistics on the roll-out of smart meters in Great Britain. It includes information on the number of smart meters installed by the larger energy suppliers (i.e. British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE and Utility Warehouse) in properties in the last quarter and the total in operation as of 31 […]

Mar 07
DSM wins ‘Breakthrough Technology of the Year’

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Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, is pleased to announce that its advanced cellulosic yeast product was named the ‘Breakthrough Technology of the Year’ on 5 March 2014 by Green Power Conferences. The award recognizes a breakthrough technology platform “for the technology that reset the goal for bio-based production.” Green Power […]

Feb 20
Innovation set to make sandbags obsolete

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A highly effective, eco-friendly alternative to the sandbag has been invented and is on sale now. Billed as the most important development in emergency flood protection since the invention of the sandbag, two products – the Hydrosack and Hydrosnake – create a highly efficient barrier to the threat of floodwater in residential and commercial properties. Once […]

Jan 16
Solar farm proposals plan to champion local economy of Somerton in Somerset

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British solar farm developer and operator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, is hoping to submit a proposal for a solar farm which will not only generate clean electricity for 2,000 local homes but also create opportunities for local businesses and employment. The firm has launched a campaign today seeking involvement from the local community in shaping and […]

Sep 26
Statistics on the roll-out of smart meters in Great Britain, Q2 2013

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This quarterly release [pdf] presents statistics on the roll-out of smart meters in Great Britain. It includes information on the number of smart meters installed by the larger energy suppliers (i.e. British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE) in properties in the last quarter and the total in operation as of 30 […]

Jul 23
Solar PV energy storage: Is policy support required?

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Energy storage can transform the UK solar PV market and generate unique benefits for consumers and the energy system. Storage technologies increase domestic energy self-consumption by storing electricity generated by solar PV during daytime and utilising it on-site when it is most needed, typically in the evenings (see graph 1 (pdf)). As electricity prices increase, storage […]