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Posted by in Eco News Blog on Apr 02, 2012 .

Solar battery chargers  work brilliantly for 12V battery charging duties and as a result are widely used by the boating and camper/caravanning community.

If you haven't got around to fitting a solar charger to your pride and joy yet, the Easter break provides the perfect opportunity!

Solar panels  are great for the following reasons :

  • They utilise the free power of the sun to charge your battery / batteries
  • They will still provide some charge even in overcast conditions
  • They are very robust
  • There are different types and sizes for all situations
  • They have no moving parts and are extremely reliable
  • They rewquire little...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Mar 18, 2012 .

Grey water is water that has previously been used in your household. Typically bath, shower or washing up water is collected and re-used for puroposes such as watering the garden, washing the car or filling the toilet cistern.

To use it in the garden or to clean the car, the simplest way is simply to scoop it out of the bath or sink into a bucket. Alternatively, if you want to make life easier in the long run consider using something like the WaterTwo to allow you to transfer waste water from your waste water pipes to a storage butt.

There a few golden rules of DIY grey water harvesting :

  • Never re-use water from toilets and...

Posted by in Boats and Campers on Feb 27, 2012 .

Sunware marine solar panels are the ideal solar panel for your yacht or boat.

From 24W to 69W, SunWare solar panels  are specifically designed for marine use and are built to the very highest quality standard of materials and workmanship. 

Each Sunware marine solar panel is individually tested to industry standards and this is backed up by a 3 year warranty.

SunWare solar panels  have the highest power output to surface area ratio of semi-flexible panels on the market. Their efficient polycrystalline cells convert sunlight to power into your battery so you can have the luxury of cool drinks and keep the essential equipment like...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Feb 26, 2012 .

Just a few days left if you fancy chancing your luck to get hold of the higher 43.3p rate of feed in tariff for systems less than 4kW!

Despite two previous court rulings declaring its action to rush through changes to the solar feed-in tariff (FIT) were unlawful, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has now asked the Supreme Court’s permission to appeal against that ruling.

DECC disagrees with the Court of Appeal’s decision on FITs and have lodged an application with the Supreme Court seeking that court’s permission to appeal.

We are all now waiting to see if the Supreme Court will grant permission.

If the...

Plug-in electricity monitors  are the perfect tool to allow you to see how much power an individual electrical appliance is using and what this is costing you.

  • See how much energy your heater uses
  • How much it is costing to run your heater
  • "Plug and Play" - simple installation and set-up
  • Large display for easy viewing

Monitoring Electric Heaters

Many people use plug-in electric heaters at this time of year to supplement other heating in the house or to warm a single room.

Plug-in electric heaters are great for this - they are easily portable and can warm a room quickly and efficiently. However they can be very high...

Posted by in Eco Products on Nov 01, 2011 .
Our  Everbright outdoor solar fairy Christmas lights  are great quality and as they are as bright as mains Christmas lights why would you want to use anything else?
 
Choose your favourite from 6 lighting modes and then leave the outdoor solar fairy lights to turn on automatically at dusk and turn off after 8 hours. 
 
The solar panel provides enough power to the internal batteries (supplied) for the super bright, low energy LED lights to come on every night even in mid winter in the UK.
 
The fairy lights have a powerful solar panel  that comes with an interchangeable spike for sticking in the ground and a sprung clip...

Posted by in Energy Saving on Oct 30, 2011 .
When the Radiator Booster  technology was independently tested by Which Magazine (April 2011), they concluded the following: "Our test lab found that with the Radiator Booster  fitted, the room heated up more quickly, the thermostat needed to come on less often and energy consumption dropped"
 
Radiator Booster  is a patented, but simple to use technology that maximises the efficiency of your central heating radiators. By "sucking up" the lost heat from behind your radiator and gently circulating it around the room, the Radiator Booster   mixes warm and cold spots, giving you a consistent, even room temperature for less heat. This...

Posted by in Eco News Blog on Jul 28, 2011 .

Ethical retailer, The Body Shop has installed the largest, self-funded roof mounted solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system in the UK, just before the Feed In Tariffs (FIT) changes amended by the government takes effect at the end of the month.

The 6,355 square meter installation consists of 3,840 solar panels  (roughly the size of 24 tennis courts) and is situated at the Company’s head office site in Watersmead, Sussex.  The Body Shop installation will also likely to be the last large scale PV solar system in the UK to be entirely funded by one organization due to the considerably reduced FIT for schemes greater than 250kWh.  The tariff...

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