Electrics

4/10 Want Solar + Storage by 2020 – new E.On research
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Homeowners want PV+ New UK research found considerable interest in the benefits of solar and storage from Britain’s homeowners. In fact almost half of them would like to see both installed in their homes by 2020.

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Off-Grid Battery Storage for Autonomouse Homes
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Tesla’s sleek, low-cost battery solution …for home and commercial Solar+Storage will “Power the World” The headline-grabbing Powerwall will be offered this summer to U.S. customers. Available in a 10kWh version retailing at $3,500 (around £2,250) and a 7kWh version on the market for just $3,000 (just under £2,000). The larger Powerwall is optimized for backup […]

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Tesla developing battery system for houses to store solar power
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Off-grid homes a possibility

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Why transformerless UPS systems are ultimately the most economical choice
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Data centre sites seeking to replace legacy transformer-based UPS systems can be tempted to buy more of the same, on the basis that it is proven technology. However, an investigation of Total Cost of Ownership reveals that transformerless topology offers savings benefits due to improved operating efficiency and other factors. In this article Kenny Green, […]

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Samsung Smart Window is Like a Giant Transparent iPad (video)
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Whenever you’re cruising through CES announcements and demos, you’re always looking for that one thing that ignites that spark of excitement in your chest, lights up your eyes, and makes you realize that we’re living in the future. Well, the Samsung Smart Window will deliver. The Samsung Smart Window is a window, but it’s a display. It’s a giant transparent […]

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Effective lighting with reduced energy costs
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Energy-efficient lighting does not only save money and reduce carbon emissions. Superior lamp life brings lower maintenance costs. Furthermore if you also improve automatic control, you will be sending a strong message to your buildings’ occupiers that your organisation cares about the environment and is doing something about it. But lighting technology is changing all […]

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Off grid living, part one – introduction
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The architect Mark Stephens begins a series of guest blog posts on going off grid Welcome to this first in a series of guest blog posts that came abou…

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Making Your Own Electricity: Onsite Photovoltaic Systems
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Although photovoltaic systems have a long payback period, generous incentives and tax credits can make the systems attractive for building owners interested

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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
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What is the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership? Created in the wake of the 1992 Rio Summit, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership is a non-profit international organization, composed of the world’s leading electricity companies looking to promote sustainable energy development through renewable energy projects and capacity-building activities in developing and emerging nations worldwid

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Germany Has Built Clean Energy Economy U.S. Rejected in 80s
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The view from the Reichstag roof on a sun-drenched spring afternoon is spectacular. Looking out over Berlin from the seat of the German government, you can see the full sweep of the nation’s history: from Humboldt University, where Albert Einstein taught physics for two decades, to the site of the former Gestapo headquarters.

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Building Regulations : Electrical Safety Council
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Information on finding out the building regulations for electrical installations in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland from the Electrical Safety Council.

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