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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...