Released on: May 03, 2011, 2:10 pm
Author: Local Quoter
Industry: Real Estate
Online home improvement price comparison site Local Quoter has launched a new range of thermal and PV solar panels in a bid to make it easier than ever for home and business owners to become energy efficient.
PV (Photovoltaic) solar panels work by producing electricity from daylight – photons are converted to electrons and fed into the power supply. PV solar panels are able to produce electricity even on overcast days, making them perfect for houses in the UK!
Released on: March 2, 2011, 08:43 am
Author: Local Quoter
Local Quoter, one of the UK’s leading online price comparison websites for home improvements, has been doing its bit to help British homeowners make their properties more energy efficient for years.
The company makes sure people across the UK get the best possible prices on energy efficient windows and doors, and now Local Quoter has turned its attention to solar panels.
Released on: May 20, 2010, 2:15 am
Author: Local Quoter
Large online quote comparison site Local Quoter have pledged their commitment to the future of a green Britain by offering its customers free quotes on solar panels for the home. Customers simply type in their requirements to receive free quick solar panel quotes from three local companies offering solar panel installation at low prices.
“We know that people often dismiss green measures as too expensive before they’ve looked into it and that’s why we’ve introduced the quick quote for solar panels, to enable people to make that informed decision about solar energy”, said Les Yates of Local Quoter.
“We already offer our loyal customers the lowest quotes for things like double glazing and other home improvements and this was the next natural step towards creating energy efficient homes”.
Released on: March 02, 2010, 8:01 am
npower has reported that, thanks to a new government cashback scheme, those who use solar power to generate their own electricity could soon earn approximately £960 per year.
Introduced by the government in April 2010, Feed in Tariffs, or FITs, as they’re more often referred to, offer homeowners with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels a payment of up to 41.3p for every unit of electricity they generate.
James Morgan, solar expert for npower, commented: “This is great news for homeowners. Put simply, owners of solar photovoltaic panels, which produce electricity, will be paid for all the energy they generate – regardless of whether they use it themselves or sell it back to the grid. So not only will your energy bills be reduced, but you will also be receiving a regular income from the energy you generate.
Released on: December 01, 2009, 1:11 pm
npower has helped Bader Primary School and Ingleby Mill Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees to feel the warmth of the sun and lower energy bills this year thanks to its grant of £46,500 and the support of the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
Bader Primary School, is home to 267 children aged between 4-11 years old and since being built in 1971 has not seen many modifications. npower has provided £10,000 of funding for a Photovoltaic (PV) system and display panel, heating control upgrade and pipe work insulation.
Ingleby Mill Primary School is a modern school with 658 pupils, npower has pledged£7,000 to the school to implement a photovoltaic (PV) system with display unit. The remaining £25,000 will fund other PV systems in local primary schools next year.
Stuart Marrow from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, “We have been working withnpower for over a year and are seeing some really exciting projects taking off. The Solar panels at Bader and Ingleby Mill Primary Schools will go a long way to reducing Carbon Dioxide production and cutting energy costs as well as raising pupil awareness of the potential of renewable energy.”
Released on: October 21, 2009, 6:23 am
Funding from npower means that a swimming pool that is part of a multipurpose centre on the Stackpole Estate in Pembrokeshire has been installed with enough renewable technology to make it the largest collection of solar thermal panels across the National Trust.
Funding from npower – as part of the National Trust Green Energy Fund – enabled a total of 19 flat-plate solar panels to be installed on the roof of the pool at the Stackpole Centre by local contractor West Wales Solar Heating. The Green Energy Fund project invests in small scale renewable energy generation and other carbon saving projects at Trust sites across Wales and England.
The Welsh produced solar panels now provide free heat to a pool that used to cost thousands of pounds a year to heat. The result is not only lower running costs for the Trust but another important small step towards lowering environmental impact and reducing climate changing carbon emissions
The project, which cost £18,000, will enable the pool’s water to be heated by the power of the sun; supplemented for now with a gas system but with plans to move to a biomass heating system in the near future. The system works by water continually being pumped from the pool into a storage tank where it is heated up by energy created from the solar panels.
Released on: October 2, 2009, 3:28 am
Author: Christiane Radwan
Field tests from the project „Nevada Solar One“ indicate a breakage rate of 0.027% for FLABEG’s solar mirrors: In the course of three years only 50 needed to be replaced from a total 183.400 installed mirrors. This erases the erroneous fact that tempered glass is necessary to mitigate breakage. However, there are no commercially available mirrors for parabolic troughs that are able to match the precision of curvature that FLABEG manufactures.
FLABEG redefines mirror bending precision by achieving FDx≤10 mm (measured by DLR). This is equivalent to a hit rate of 99.95% (focal line d=70mm). With this quality parameter FLABEG has achieved a unique standard of excellence and technical preeminence.