Can solar power survive in a world without feed-in tarrifs?

Since 2010, Government feed-in tariffs (FiTS) have provided a financial incentive for generating energy from renewable sources. Overall, the scheme has been credited with increasing demand for clean energy which, in turn, helped to stimulate investment into research and development. It’s perhaps not surprising, therefore, that many in the renewable energy sector were dismayed by the Government’s abolition of FiTS…

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Boutique hotel signals its commitment to renewable electricity with SSE Green contract

Stonehouse Court Hotel, an independent boutique hotel and part of the Bespoke group, has taken another step in its renewable journey by switching to SSE Business Energy’s flagship green energy contract. This is part of a committed sustainability drive for the award-winning Gloucestershire-based hotel, which has, with support from Green Tourism, already implemented sustainable practices across all areas of its…

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ONsite wind offers profitable carbon emission reduction – EWT

Self-consumption projects can help businesses reduce carbon emissions and manage energy costs in the face of twin trends towards higher energy bills and increasing pressure to decarbonise EWT Direct Wind, the world’s leading turbine supplier for local energy generation, has highlighted how on-site wind turbines can help businesses in the commercial and industrial sectors reduce costs and carbon emissions. With…

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TEAM Energy paves the way for accurate and transparent tenant billing with latest product launch

Energy management specialist TEAM has strengthened its software portfolio with the launch of its next generation Sigma Tenant Billing solution. The application enables organisations to accurately and efficiently apportion utility costs between tenants, cost centres or departments delivering transparent accountable billing. The flexible and reliable solution seamlessly integrates with existing energy management systems, delivering effective measurement and sophisticated bill calculation.…

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“This is your captain speaking” – can you hear me?

Located at the end of the Stansted Airport runway is a new College which opened in September 2018. A link was developed with Manchester Airport Group over a period of 5 years to secure the acre of land and get their buy-in for the proposed college. Money was raised through a joint venture to build the college; two £3.5million grants…

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Vickers endorses the Carbon Trust’s IEEA

With Phase 2 of the Carbon Trust’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) now underway, Manchester’s leading supplier of energy management systems and lighting, Vickers, is strongly encouraging the partnership between developers of energy efficient technologies and companies across industrial and manufacturing sectors in order to test their technologies on-site. First launched in July last year, the competition’s aim is to target…

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DTG launches gas generator range

Power generation specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators (DTG), has launched a range of gas generators supplied by the global power manufacturer Pramac UK. Paul Moore, Managing Director at DTG, said: “We are continuing to find new and improved ways to provide resilient power supplies to our customers. As the UK experiences more extreme weather patterns and questions are raised over the…

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Trend adds Hand/Off/Auto IO modules to its IQ®4 range

Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), has announced that its pioneering range of IQ®4 controllers has been complemented by the introduction of an IO module with override functionality, which is available in both analogue and digital variants. The IQ®4 Hand/Off/Auto (HOA) modules make it possible to override plant when the…

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SALUS unveils intelligent thermostat for commercial premises

For developers, specfiers and faciltiies managers of commercial premises, SALUS has unveiled FC600  – an innovative fan coil thermostat that helps reduce energy costs whilst providing adequate temperatures and thermal comfort. It can also be integrated into SALUS’s Smart Home range for advanced remote control of multiple devices. FC600 is ideal for use in offices, hotels, workshops, warehouses, shops, farm…

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