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npower Encourages Homeowners To Find Out More About Climate Week

npower encouraged homeowners to pay a visit to its stand at the Ideal Home Show during Climate Week to find out how to make their homes more energy efficient and better manage their impact on the environment.

Exhibiting at the show for a third year, npower showcased the latest eco-friendly home technology developments including electric vehicle technology, solar energy panels and the company’s green energy tariff.

Centre of the stand was a Tesla, the fastest electric vehicle in existence, along with home and city charging points for electric vehicles.

Nicola Hadcroft, creative services manager at npower, commented: “Climate Week is all about highlighting the innovative technology that is coming to the market to help make homeowners’ lives easier. The Ideal Home Show was the perfect place to showcase what npower is doing to make a difference.

“By encouraging people to become more engaged with their energy usage and as a supplier helping them to achieve this, we can work towards a more sustainable future and help homeowners tread more lightly on the planet.

“Even by making small improvements such as using an electricity monitor, energy efficient light bulbs fitting or fitting a smart meter, can make a difference, while bigger innovations, such as installing solar panels are a viable investment for the future.”

Homeowners who are not looking to install new products in their home, but still want to play their part can also sign up to npower’s green energy tariffs including npower Juice and npower’s National Trust Green Energy.

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Local Quoter Helps UK householders Go Green

Local Quoter, one of the UK’s leading online price comparison websites for home improvements, has been doing its bit to help British homeowners make their properties more energy efficient for years.

The company makes sure people across the UK get the best possible prices on energy efficient windows and doors, and now Local Quoter has turned its attention to solar panels.

Being able to produce green energy at home has become a reality for thousands of people following the introduction of the government’s Feed-in Tariffs programme. Solar thermal panels are the perfect answer for anyone who wants to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and instead harness the power of the sun to help heat their home.

And with 25-year subsidies now available to homeowners who fit photovoltaic panels to their homes, this form of renewable energy has become a serious option for people across the country.

Local Quoter is in a position to help anyone who is considering installing solar panels on the roof of their property. With access to the UK’s leading building specialists, Local Quoter can help ensure householders get a solar PV panels quote that will leave them with a warm feeling!

Les Yates, Marketing Manager at Local Quoter, said: “Low carbon energy generation is the future – and homeowners up and down the country are already enjoying the benefits that installing cheap solar panels can bring.

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Concentrated Solar Power: No Breakage Issue for Untempered Solar Mirrors

Field tests from the project „Nevada Solar One“ indicate a breakage rate of 0.027% for FLABEG’s solar mirrors: In the course of three years only 50 needed to be replaced from a total 183.400 installed mirrors. This erases the erroneous fact that tempered glass is necessary to mitigate breakage. However, there are no commercially available mirrors for parabolic troughs that are able to match the precision of curvature that FLABEG manufactures.

FLABEG redefines mirror bending precision by achieving FDx≤10 mm (measured by DLR). This is equivalent to a hit rate of 99.95% (focal line d=70mm). With this quality parameter FLABEG has achieved a unique standard of excellence and technical preeminence.

FLABEG’s parabolic mirrors are produced by a special sag-bending process, which results in the highest possible degree of precision. On the other hand, tempered glass can only be press bent, which does not allow to come to the same outstanding precision of bending as the sag bending process can provide.

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Sun Electronics, a leader in solar integration and design, is now harnessing the power of the sun at its downtown Miami headquarters

Sun Electronics has placed 129 solar panels on its rooftop which provides 23kW of power with their grid tie system. The system allows Sun to supply all of it’s daily electrical needs, sell any overage back to the utility, and provide long term independent power in case of a long term power outage.

“Americans must take responsibility in helping themselves to the enormous opportunity that solar energy can supply” says owner and President John Kimball.

John Kimball started working in the solar business in 1973, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 21. Kimball started the Tucson Energy Center in 1973, worked in three U.S. Congressional offices including U.S. Representative Morris K. Udall, Arizona; U.S. Representative Phillip Sharp, Indiana; and U.S. Representative George Brown Jr, California. Following several years working on solar energy in Washington, he went to work for Arizona Governor Bruce Babbit‘s Arizona Solar Energy Commission. He then worked a as a sales engineer for Photowatt, Photocomm, and Kyocera America.

For 35 years Kimball has been helping dealers and customers in the design and promotion of solar and renewable energy systems, back up, and independent power systems worldwide.

Sun ships worldwide, and the company projects sales exceeding 15 million for 2008.

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