Eco News Blog
We have just added a new Solar Security Light to our range and it is already proving extremely popular! The big selling point for the Eye Solar Security Light is it's high level of protection from water ingress allowing it to be installed in even the most exposed positions in these (often) wet and windy isles.
The Evo36 and Evo56 are great solar security lights but it is recommended that they are installed in sheltered positions to ensure long term outdoor performance. The Eye boasts IP56 rating which means it is one of the most waterproof solar lights available today. IP56 means that it is fully protected against ingress of dust...
I fitted 3 x 100W solar panels on a roof at some stables last Wednesday. It's the second time I have been to the site. Last time I installed 3 slightly smaller solar panels on a ground mount system. Unfortunately the reason for returning was that the original solar panels were recently stolen.
I am very pleased to say that I have heard of very few problems with theft of solar panels from off-grid solar systems that I have supplied, but, this recent incidence got me to thinking about solar panel security and how we could make solar panels less vulnerable to being stolen.
Most of my customers install the solar panels I supply at...
If you are looking for a robust solar panel for your yacht, boat or caravan we can now supply a full range of the excellent Spectra and Sunware semi-flexible panels.
Solar Battery Maintenance
Use a solar panel to charge your battery and be greeted by fully charged batteries every time you return to your yacht, boat or caravan!
The solar panel will keep your battery in a fully charged state which not only extends battery life, therefore reducing replacement costs but will also make your life easier!
What Size Solar Panel?
As a rule of thumb, to replace natural battery drain through the winter months in the UK we work on...
Last week I went on a 3 day grid tied solar photovoltaic (solar PV) installation training course up in Chesterfield. I know my off grid solar PV as I design and supply systems for battery charging regularly, but getting the low down on grid tied installations was an interesting and worthwhile process.
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
For my customers to benefit from the new Feed in Tariffs (introduced April 2010) all equipment installed and I, as the installer, have to be MCS accredited.
It is a prerequisite of becoming a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited installer that I can prove I am...
I love the month of May. Spring has well and truly sprung, the April showers finally fade into the distance and the promise of summer is just around the corner.
The thing about this time of the year is that everything is so vibrant and full of life. The green colour of the leaves on trees and hedgerows is incredible. It's a lighter, brighter green than any other time of the year and it is incredibly beautiful. I am lucky enough to live and work in the countryside and watching the seasons come and go is a privelage that shouldn't be taken for granted.
And now the sun is shining as well - what more could we ask for?! The warmth from...
A lightweight, solar-powered plane created by UK firm QinetiQ has exceeded the official world record time for the longest duration unmanned flight with a 54 hour flight achieved during trials at the US military’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
The Zephyr High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre aircraft with a wingspan of up to 18 metres but weighing just 30 kg. Hand launched, by day it flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon arrays no thicker than sheets of paper that cover the aircraft's wings. By night it is powered by rechargeable...