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Making 'green' homes a reality in Wales with solar power

• Wales scheme offers affordable zero-energy housing • Passive house features meet solar PV • Practical challenges can be overcome - company CEO From Wales' first large-scale PV plant to zero-energy affordable housing, North Pembrokeshire company Western Solar is not messing about when it comes to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 16/08/2016 - 15:38

16/08/2016

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A rollercoaster ride to sustainability

(Image courtesy of GreenWood Forest Park Flickr) Thrills and spills will be happening with a cleaner conscience at a theme park in North Wales, after it installed a massive solar array to provide 80 per cent of its electricity needs. GreenW ood Forest Park invested in the 576-panel 150kW system...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/09/2015 - 00:00

28/09/2015

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Flying the kite for tidal power

Tidal power is making waves in Wales. Following the recent news of Swansea’s tidal lagoon a new project in Wales has been announced, this time in Holyhead. The new ‘sea kite’ project will harness the power of low velocity currents off the coast of Holyhead. The kites have small turbines attached to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/06/2015 - 10:00

03/06/2015

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The rise of UK tidal power

Plans to build a £1 billion tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay have moved a step closer to reality, with special interest generated due to the fact that the consortium charged with completing the scheme has pledged to build the majority of the grand engineering undertaking’s components in the UK...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:00

25/02/2015

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Helping to reduce energy with Wales's collective energy switch

Wales is a small country; but one that is able to bring partners together and set up national schemes that can make a real difference. With awareness of energy costs at its highest, and set to become a key element of the forthcoming General Election campaigns, Wales is embarking on its third...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 09:00

23/02/2015

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Certified savings should mean more for mortgages

Mortgage lenders are using generalised assumptions on energy bills and should consider a property’s actual EPC rating when considering mortgage affordability and lending. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Wales Low / Zero Carbon Hub. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 08:45

01/12/2014

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Supporting urban energy in Wales

Community renewable energy can have great social benefits. We are involved with a council-backed project in Swansea which aims to install solar PV on social housing and community buildings in two of the city’s most deprived wards. We have conducted a feasibility study and business plan to establish...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 06/10/2014 - 08:45

06/10/2014

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Latest crossroads for carbon targets

When it comes to climate targets, 2020 and 2050 are the big dates. Given its imminence, it’s the former that’s hot news right now – with the view of working towards the latter. The UN’s climate change conference in Warsaw has called on nations to publish their plans for curbing emissions after 2020...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/11/2013 - 08:45

27/11/2013

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