FuturEnergy’s new Tower Kit for its 1KW wind turbine, uses easily installed ground anchors, rather than a concrete base, making installation simple and allowing the turbine to be relocated if necessary in the future.
The Tower Kit has been developed by FuturEnergy in association with Mysolarshop.co.uk, the alternative energy retailer and will retail for £450 + Vat.
The Tower Kit is exclusively intended to accommodate the popular FuturEnergy 1KW micro turbine, which is widely used in rural and off-grid locations around the UK and overseas.
Everest, one of the UK’s leading home improvement companies, has launched a new business arm, Everest Energy.
The business will initially operate in the Meridian television region across the South of England prior to a national roll-out, and will focus exclusively on selling and installing boilers and central heating systems, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which generate cheap green electricity from sunlight, and a selection of other energy efficiency products for the home.
Simon Jarman, Everest’s Managing Director, said: “Everest has been improving homes for many years with its energy efficient windows and we feel that the time is now right to move into energy generation.
B&Q has re-launched its One Planet Home pages on diy.com, which will display hundreds of products alongside a wealth of hints and tips, interactive tools and links to useful sites, for those wishing to go green at home.
They have also opened the first ever eco shops in B&Q’s flagship stores
in New Malden and Sutton. The eco shops will enable homeowners to get everything they need all in one place, to live a more sustainable home life and save money whilst doing it.
As part of the company’s bid to help people eco-vate their homes, B&Q is introducing two new roles – Eco Advisors and Eco Experts.
As the recession sees more frustrated would be homeowners turn to self build, they could be the people to lead the way in sustainable building.
For any budding self-builder or renovator, the choice to build and live ‘green’ can take up a lot of energy! Deciding which methods are the ‘greenest’, researching which products will save energy and calculating carbon footprint can be confusing.
However, for anyone committed to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient way of living, the Big Green Home Show at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre is a great place to learn about building and living ‘green’.
As the Government’s green agenda urges us all to green up our homes, it’s never been easier at B&Q; its range of sustainable products will help you to ecovate your house and save you money by cutting your household bills.
Have a look at the wide range of eco products available from B&Q with their house plan and make them your port of call for all things green.
There’s something for everyone – take a tour of their website and be inspired to make a difference to your life and your home:
Did you know you could be making money from the electricity generated by your renewable technology installation?
If you have installed, or are thinking about installing, a renewable technology, which produces electricity, such as a Solar Electricity (PV) system, you may be able to receive payment for the electricity produced.
The most common way to do this, is to sign up to a buy back scheme with an energy supplier. There are two main tariffs available to do this:
Bernard Rhodes, B&Q’s Category Manager for insulation says: “We aim to make it easier for people to save energy within their homes; we have products available to help them discover how much energy they are using and offer energy saving solutions, to enable them to reduce their consumption and their energy bills.”
The Next Step – Once you know how much energy you are using, and have done everything you can to reduce your energy wastage and still wish to do more, then you have the option to harness natural energy.
B&Q stocks a range of products, which allow you to exploit natural energy, so that you can create your own energy and reduce your reliance on purchasing energy.
Powergen, part of E.ON, has from 14th May, become the only major UK energy supplier to offer a 100% green dual fuel energy product – Go Green and aims to become the biggest green energy supplier to UK homes.
Go Green offers a unique combination of 100% renewable electricity, from wind farms and hydro power stations, plus offset gas through carbon reduction programmes, to help users minimize their impact on the environment.
Every unit of electricity used by Go Green customers will be matched with one produced by a renewable source and supplied to the national grid.
Powergen has also teamed up with Climate Care, to offset the carbon emitted when customers use gas in their homes, through funding sustainable energy projects around the world.
The new Ecohomes Show is part of The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC 22nd to 25th March and aspires to help us with our efforts to win the ‘Green War’ in our homes.
Our homes are currently responsible for 30% of all UK emissions and the Government is aiming for carbon-neutral houses by 2016, but is this a realistic target?
How can we do our bit to create energy-efficient homes whilst producing energy for heating, hot water and electricity using only eco-friendly on-site technology?
Climate change is something we are all concerned about as the evidence of its increasing affect on our planet becomes obvious both at home and abroad.
We can personally do something to reverse this potential catastrophe by making our homes more energy efficient, which could dramatically reduce the amount of harmful carbon dioxide gas we release into the atmosphere.
This Autumn B&Q will make it easy to save energy around your house with its practical and exciting new range of energy efficient products, including wind turbines, solar panels and innovative heating and insulation products.