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Solar Thermal Systems – are they any Good ?

April 1, 2013
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In the UK the  Energy Saving Trust (EST)  have been doing a  long-running trial of 88 solar hot water systems, also known as solar thermal systems. Solar thermal panels use the sun to heat water in homes, rather than generate power, as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels do. The UK trial shows that things like...
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Electricity from Solar Panels

August 1, 2011
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The new BBC Dragons Den had the investors all queuing up to give money to a company called PloughCroft Solar that installs solar panels to generate electricity. In the UK – the Government pays householders to feed electricity generated into the national grid.The rate is 43.3p per unit of electricity  – this  Feed-in Tariff...
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Solar Energy Ireland

March 11, 2011
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Solar energy is the ultimate renwable energy source.There are three methods used in Ireland to get the benifts of the suns heat and energy. Passive solar energy homes is a way in which homes are bulit to maximise solar gains in the home by avoidin g heat loss thorugh the buling and ensuring a...
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Passive Solar Design House

February 16, 2011
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Your home’s windows, walls, and floors can be designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and  reject solar heat in the summer. This is called passive solar design or climatic design. Unlike active solar heating systems, passive solar design doesn’t involve the use of mechanical and...
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Solar Panels – Pros and Cons

September 7, 2008
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Solar water heating An average household can save about 50% of the annual cost of hot water using solar panel. There are two main types of solar water heating panels – flat plate and evacuated tubes (referring to the way in which water interacts with the panel). Evacuated tubes are more efficient than flat...
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Green Mortgage from PTSB

October 31, 2007
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PTSB have launched a Green Mortgage – basically any PTSB Irish mortgage applicant can ask for the Green Mortgage – and get  the following 1. 10% off a Botanic Greenhouse at www.botanicgreenhouses.ie 2. €1,000 discount off a Shomera at www.Shomera.ie 3. 15% off a new bicycle at www.cycleways.com 4. Free electricity meter (worth €42)...
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