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Here you will find articles and press releases issued by The Renewable Energy Centre. If you require more information or would like to publish these, please contact Angela Gallacher (Head of Press & Marketing) on 01926 865835.

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The Internet Electrical Store offers two new light switch sockets

22 Nov 2012

The Internet Electrical Store offers two new light switch sockets
With so much interior design flexibility today it is becoming more difficult to select light switch styles which suit both the room and the rest of house.

The Internet Electrical Store now offers the perfect solution to this problem with their range of Varilight Freestyle range.

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Exciting Changes for Fourth Annual Energy Now Expo

01 Nov 2012

Energy Now announce a new location and attractions for the 2013 Energy Now Expo. 2013 sees the fourth annual Energy Now Expo and with it comes a lot of exciting changes which the team at Energy Now are hoping will benefit farmers and landowners across the UK.

The Expo, which showcases renewable energy opportunities available to agricultural and rural communities, has relocated to the Telford International Centre from the Malvern Showground in Worcestershire and will take place over two days in February.

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The United Kingdom Energy Saving Plan

26 Oct 2012

Recent studies showed that the United Kingdom could cut up to approx. $17 billion off its yearly energy costs by 2030, if inducements to encourage electricity demand decrease are introduced as the market evolves into a low-carbon market.

Reports say that these inducements will be introduced as a government bill, which is planned to be made public before the end of 2012. This bill in the planning, hopes to revamp the UK energy market so that energy demand is reduced by as much as 40%.

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Electrical 13 Amp Double Plug Sockets by The Internet Electrial Store

22 Aug 2012

Plug sockets are no longer just a necessity; it has become increasingly important to style your electrical sockets with the rest of the room in which they sit. This has resulted in a wide range of designer sockets coming into production with a variety of finishes, such as brushed chrome, brass as well as the old favourites; white plastic. The demand for stylized 13 amp sockets has rocketed over the past decade, which has given customers a much better selection of electrical sockets to choose from to accommodate all design tastes.


Some designer sockets have introduced contrasting colours; where the switches are a different colour to the socket case to help make the sockets more of a design feature in the home, rather than just a mundane requirement.

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Autarco becomes new benchmark for PV Industry

11 Jun 2012

Autarco to supply first single brand complete PV solutions in UK.

Shanghai, China, May 28, 2012 – As the solar industry enters a new era, Autarco, an international renewable energy solution company, is the first to supply integrally designed single brand complete PV systems to the UK market.

Sutherland Tables 2012 Publication Now Contains figures on Ground and Air Source Heat Pumps

10 Feb 2012

The Sutherland Tables provide comparative costs for space heating and hot water for the most common fuels across a range of standard house types throughout the UK and Ireland.


The Tables also provide figures for heating an individual room using a variety of appliances including open and closed solid fuel appliances, gas and electric heaters, and fixed and portable LPG heaters.

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Varilight V Pro Versatile and Intelligent LED Dimmer Switches

08 Nov 2011

The Internet Electrical Store has added the Varilight V Pro range of Trailing Edge Dimmer Switches to its Light Switch collection.

Formerly known as the J Series, this dimmer has the ability to dim LED Lights. Varilight V Pro is an energy efficient and cost effective lighting solution.

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Verdo Renewables Fuels our Fires throughout 2011

19 Oct 2011

Wood Pellet manufacturer Verdo Renewables has seen significant growth throughout 2011. The company’s head office is based in Denmark but now has two major manufacturing plants in the UK.

Both sites, one in Grangemouth, Scotland and the other in Andover, Hampshire have the capacity to produce over 55,000 tonnes of wood pellets and 15,000 tonnes of briquettes respectively. The company is also now hoping to engage over 150 new retailers to stock products in addition to the 34 already supplying Verdo pellets and briquettes.

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Planning Application Refused for 3 Wind Turbines in Swindon

17 Oct 2011

After 4 years of trying to secure planning permission, Honda and partners Ecotricity were refused planning last week to erect 3 wind turbines on the Honda car manufacturing site.


The Renewable Energy Centre was asked to comment on the decision by the BBC Wiltshire, Mark O’Donnell show.

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Save Energy Renewables Opens Renewable Energy Showroom in Poole

05 Oct 2011

One of the largest Renewable Energy providers in the South has opened Poole’s first interactive Showroom for Residential and Commercial customers.

One of the largest renewable energy providers in the South, Save Energy Renewables - part of the Save Energy Group, is providing an opportunity to get up close and personal with the products that are enabling today’s astute consumer to take control of rising energy costs by harvesting what comes naturally – daylight.

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New CHP Training Course at Imperial College Fills Knowledge Gap in Energy Reuse

15 Sep 2011

The European Energy Centre (EEC), one of the UK’s leading renewable energy training providers, and a leading Lecturer from Imperial College London have designed an innovative training course aimed at helping decision-makers understand the latest technologies in energy ‘reuse’ and the potential paybacks to their business.

The course will be held at Imperial College on the 30th September 2011.

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New Range of Inverters for PV Market Launched by Gefran

14 Sep 2011

Gefran will be attending the Greening Government Conference on 12th October 2011 (Stand 24) to offer the renewable energy market its line of RADIUS inverters designed for the photovoltaic sector. Our aim is to raise awareness of the different technologies available to make potential projects more energy and cost effective.

With the RADIUS inverter family, GEFRAN commits its technological know-how to future challenges, applying over 45 years of experience in the electrical drive and energy management segments.

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Sunstroom completes the construction and grid connection of a 5MW solar PV project in Wiltshire

03 Aug 2011

Sunstroom Energy Limited, a company specialised in developing solar parks, has completed the construction and grid connection of a ground-mounted solar PV project near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.


The total installed capacity of the project is 5MW, comprising approx. 20,000 solar panels. The project is located on a brownfield site of approx. 36 acres and is not overlooked by local residents. It was constructed in 5 weeks and became operational in July 2011, days before the 31 July government deadline.

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Gehrlicher Solar UK Ltd builds one of the largest solar parks in the UK

28 Jul 2011

With a peak power of 5 MWp, Gehrlicher has successfully built the Langage Solar Park in the UK’s sunniest regions together with UK power developer Carlton Power Ltd.


On the 15th July 2011 Langage Solar Park (5 MW), one of the largest photovoltaic parks in the history of the United Kingdom, was connected to the English power grid. Located near Plymouth in England’s sunny southwest, the project will annually produce 4.95 million kilowatt hours of clean renewable energy, providing for the needs of about 1,400 three-person households.

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Solar Europa secures billion pound deal that will help ease fuel poverty in UK

15 Jul 2011

200,000 association tenants across the UK getting free solar panels installed on their homes.

A massive £1.2 billion deal has been struck that will see around 200,000 council and housing association tenants across the UK getting free solar panels installed on their homes. Yorkshire-based Solar Europa has unveiled what it claims is the UK's biggest-ever deal for free solar power after securing financial backing from a market-leading project finance specialist.

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