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Posted by in Energy Saving Tips, Energy Saving on Apr 02, 2013 .

Here are 10 easy wins that will help you to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your energy bills.

I am almost certain that you will be familiar will all of them, but ask yourself how many you are actually doing!! It's all simple stuff this with little or no cost, but it's easily forgotten in the turmoil of day to day life, so at the risk of teaching my grandma to suck eggs...

 

Simple Energy Saving Tip No.1 : Turn down your heating thermostat.

I can almost hear you groaning, but....... have you done it ???!!. Okay you might have to put a jumper on (and trousers?) but for every 1 degree C you turn down your thermostat you...

Posted by in Eco Products on Mar 13, 2013 .

HOW TO BENEFIT FROM SOLAR ENERGY 

Despite the variable weather conditions in the UK, we still receive enough solar radiation from the sun to make practical use of solar energy regularly in our every day lives. Solar photovoltaic panels come in all shapes and sizes and can be applied to the benefit of us and the environment in many day to day situations.

Our rough guide below should hopefully inform and, who knows, maybe even inspire you to make better use of solar power yourself. It really does have many practical applications in everyday situations even if you are not an ecofreak! 


1. SOLAR CHARGERS FOR YOUR MOBILE...

By using solar chargers to give your device some life, you are reducing your carbon footprint as well as many other things such as making use of the abundant power of the sun.
 

With many of us carrying and using gadgets such as ‘phones, MP3 Players and such like on a daily basis, it was just a matter of time before the world started to look for alternative ways to charge up these devices whilst you are out and about without the use of a mains power supply because let’s face it, many people run out of battery at a crucial time.

These chargers seem to be an attractive choice to parents of teenage children who own devices such as...

Posted by in Eco Products on Feb 14, 2013 .

Do you own a property, stable block or small building that you rent out?
 

If so, have you ever considered the safety of your tenants/clients? If you have an outbuilding which is placed in the garden, back yard or even in the middle of nowhere which is quite often the case with stable blocks, you may have failed to think about how your tenants or clients will cope with the task of trying to navigate their way to it in the pitch black! It can be very dangerous for people to be wandering about outside with no light to lead the way and if an accident occurs, they will definitely be looking for someone to blame and that someone will most...

Posted by in Off Grid Solar and Wind on Feb 14, 2013 .

If you have ever wondered if solar power could be the answer to your off grid power needs you need to speak to us!
 

Here at Ecofreak we have been designing, supplying and installing off grid (mains power free) solar and wind power systems for many years and we have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to ensure you get a solar power system that will work effectively and reliably for you for many years to come.

Please contact us  if you have an off grid solar or wind power project that you would like help with.

Past projects include solar and wind power for: 

  • Equestrian stables
  • Agricultural barns
  • Mobile...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Dec 23, 2012 .

Leicestershire farmer William Musson has diversified with the launch of an online green shop. 

Mr Musson (right) who farms at Wartnaby, near Melton Mowbray, has branched out from traditional agriculture to reap a greener harvest by selling eco-friendly products, including energy and water-saving systems through his new internet shop Ecofreak. The new enterprise will be run alongside the existing farm business in an attempt to offset the economic difficulties of the current farming climate.

 

He said, “I’m the fifth generation of my family to farm at Wartnaby and I’m having to adapt to the changes in agriculture to secure...

Posted by in Eco Products on Dec 14, 2012 .

Christmas is fast approaching, and it's the same old question. What on earth do you give the gent or lady who has everything? Well, forget the earth... give them the power of the sun instead!
 

Dead batteries and no mains power render the fanciest electronic gadget completely useless. Give your loved one the power to go on with one of our solar chargers .  Almost any electrical device can be charged from our Freeloader Classic Solar Charger , the robust and portable PowerMonkey Explorer  is perfect for intrepid explorers, and the 6.5W Folding Solar Charger  can even be folded up and put in a pocket!

We also have the Verio Wind-Up...

Posted by in Eco Products on Dec 11, 2012 .

Get creative this Christmas with our outdoor solar fairy lights. As bright as main-powered LED lights, but completely self-sufficient, these little gems can be left to twinkle away all through the long dark winter.
 

You don't even need to remember to turn them on and off. After charging all day, the solar fairy lights  will automatically light up at dusk and turn themselves off again in the morning.  Choose between bright white and multi-coloured lights, and the option of 5m, 10m or 28m lengths.  They all come with 6 different lighting modes such as flashing, chasing and alternating so you can choose just how festive you want to...

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