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  1. U

    Dissertation about the 'Sharing' of Energy

    Hello everyone, I am an undergraduate student at Newcastle University London and I am currently writing my dissertation about the peer-to-peer trading of energy (the concept of the sharing economy, e.g. Uber or Airbnb). I am exploring how willing energy producers are to sell/'share' their...
  2. justcurioustwo

    Could electrolysis be an energy storage medium for our next energy future?

    Could electrolysis be an energy storage medium for our next energy future If we can decipher what causes a water molecule in saltwater to break apart, we can then re-unite the H2 and O releasing the heat in the reaction. How does DC current passing through saltwater cause this molecule to...
  3. R

    how much is the energy meter fuse in a household?

    Energy meters for households has a fuse that is only accessible for the energy supplier. I dont mean the fuse that is in the electrical board inside the house. So how much is the current limit of the fuse in an average household?s it related to the power a household has contracts with the...
  4. D

    Free clean energy

    Last time I posted on forum it was on the thorny issue of over unity machines which alas got confused with perpetual motion -- and other supposed heretic area's of science. Clean - free ? energy is very politic at the moment and as other electricians on forum got very bent out of shape with the...
  5. Energy Storage Train - A new kind of energy storage

    Energy Storage Train - A new kind of energy storage

    Frank Sesno reports on ARES, a new technology that uses weighted rail cars and gravity to try create an efficient solution to the intermittency of solar and ...
  6. multimick

    energy suppliers

    anyone got recommendations for suppliers,i am with i supply at moment ,they are cheap but awful customer service almost non existent. used to be with a firm which is now shell energy
  7. Lou

    Are you for or against offshore wind farms and tidal barriers?

    Been discussing this in another thread and I thought it would be interesting to see what others thought about this type of renewable energy for the UK. Here is the thread, discussion welcome :) New Offshore Renewable Energy Wind Farms announced in the UK
  8. Lou

    New Offshore Renewable Energy Wind Farms Announced in UK

    The government have today announced new wind farms in the UK at the lowest prices yet. The farms will power around 7 million homes by 2025 and offers investors in the wind farms the lowest prices so far at £39.65 per megawatt per hour. For comparison the new nuclear power station set to open...
  9. justcurioustwo

    A new energy source-maybe--maybe-not

    I am bringing this drawing back into the discussion just to ask one last question. In the drawing there are twelve (12) buckets on the right side. Just for discussion each bucket has a lifting force of 100-foot pounds. 12 buckets times 100 = 1200-foot pounds of lifting force. 1200-foot pounds of...
  10. A

    My solar array doesn't seem to generate enough energy

    Hi, I've recently had a 4KW PV array fitted in March this year however I don't believe it's producing the expected results. Yesterday 29/06/2019 was the hottest day so far with cloudless skies and the system at noon peaked at 2.2KW. I would expect to achieve around my peak which is set at 3.8KW...
  11. T

    Energy efficient busbar design

    Hello, This is my very first thread on the forum. If I posted it in wrong part of the forum, just moved it. Thanks. According to the thread ( FREE Electrical Software from the Copper Development Association -...
  12. C

    Energy Costs do do do do do

    Hi, it's time to renew the (gas and electricity) energy contract. I've seen a 31 month contract, that's only £12 a month more expensive than the cheapest 12 month contract. Sounds good to me, anything I could be missing? Thanks.
  13. Ian Howe

    Energy meter overheating

    I have had this energy meter over a year with no problems, plugged a 1500W oil filled radiator (new) into it today and the heater started to flicker and I could smell burning, the live pin is blackened and hot, the socket it was plugged into slightly melted. Meter says rated to 3kw and have used...
  14. N

    Energy saving plug idea question

    Hello, Just a thought but when a plug is plugged into a mains outlet, say for example a phone charger, is there a way to somehow do something to the plug so it doesn't sap any energy when plugged in but not connected to the phone so it can stay plugged in all the time without usong any...
  15. J

    Solar Energy Installer Business Owners - Uni Case Studies

    Hi everyone! My name is James and I am a Business student at the University of Southampton. As part of my studies I am looking at the solar energy industry. I am currently researching the market and reaching out to business owners in the industry and I would be really grateful if you could...
  16. C

    OVO Energy Smart Meter Assessment Day

    Hi, bit of a long shot probably but worth a shot as I'm desperate to pass and very apprehensive about the assessment day this week. Does anyone have any experience doing the assessment day which will consist of a role play, manual dexterity test and interview. Thanks in advance.
  17. charlie76

    18th Edition Energy Saving Matters

    I've not read any of the 18th edition drafts but have read some summary points of what to expect. I understand there will be some emphasis on energy conservation. Is anyone aware of what this will entail (in domestic installs) other than low energy lighting?
  18. T

    Energy supplier refusing to connect up new PME supply?

    Afternoon all. Just had a weird one and was wondering if there was some regulation that I'm not aware of or if I've missed something stupid.... The DNO have brought in a new PME supply to a purpose built (permanent) shed in a field where there is going to be a new build domestic property later...
  19. H

    Elcomponent EnergyPro EP600i Energy Analyser

    Hey all. I have a Elcomponent EnergyPro EP600i up for calibration and am thinking of upgrading to a Fluke 435. Unit is fully functional, retains a charge, and is in good condition. Comes with carry case, all accessories, crocodile clips, flex CT's etc. but minus the PowerView software CD which...
  20. S

    Peer to Peer green energy sharing in UK

    Has anyone thought about this or have some ideas? My team "Grid Wallet" is currently working on a new digital technology that will enable owners of domestic solar panels, wind turbines and CHP devices to sell their exported electricity for 2-3 times more than the wholesale rate they currently...
  21. Adie moore

    do manufacturers apply diversity on their product info lables

    woh, long title, sorry. I ask because I have never clamped a cooker circuit before. I did yesterday, hob was labeled 6ka and when all 4 rings were on full, from cold, it pulled 31a for a good 5 minutes till the thermostats started kicking in. all well within the constraints of cable, but not...
  22. infinity

    Extending Data Cable for Cluster controller -

    HI all, We have a customer who has 2 x 50 kWp solar arrays (one with SMA inverters; the other Delta) with a 50 kW export limit. He currently has a Cluster Controller / Energy Meter set up and working fine to limit one of his 50 kWp arrays (SMA) to zero export. The customer would now like to...
  23. B

    Just joined

    Now that filament lamps are no more and the energy saving lamps are dull, what is the best alternative?
  24. B

    Swapping suppliers will the smart meter still work?

    Hi all I am currently with British gas duel fuel and have smart meters fitted. The standard tarrif is what I am on so have some savings to be made by swapping. Will my smart meters still funtion? or will they revert to "dumb meters" anyone swapped from BG to another provider ? I realise...
  25. dansk

    Tesla Solar Roof

    seen this? Tesla Energy | Tesla - https://www.tesla.com/energy/?utm_campaign=GL_Energy_102816&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social couldn't belive it at first, how realistic the tiles look, and new storage solution to power a house for the day.
  26. Lou

    Robert Oakley Electrical

    Robert Oakey Electrical offers a friendly, prompt, efficient and competitively priced service with expertise in all aspects of domestic electrical work. No job is too small - from a simple socket installation to a full house rewire, from tracking down a nuisance tripping problem to a full...
  27. E

    Energy & Power Tech Services

    Energy & Power Tech Services has arrived to provide bespoke, consultancy-led energy and power technical solutions to the UK market. We’re not driven by sales targets, our mission is to provide the best solution to every client’s needs. Whatever your energy and power related needs we can design...
  28. E

    VAT rating on batteries and off grid.

    Been out of the loop for a bit, am I right in assuming that batteries for a domestic self consumption situation are 5%? Also for off grid systems? Cheers E
  29. B

    Perpetual Motion??

    Well I have looked at the free energy motors on youtube and usually can figure out how they work. Saw this so I built it and it works This is mine
  30. A

    I Think I May Have Found Free Renewable Energy

    Hi guys, so a 180 watt motor is powerful enough to spin a 3000 watt generator, meaning that the generator makes enough power to power the motor, and yea I know if you include all the energy losses such as losses from heat, mechanical movement and even sound, then the generator will end up making...
  31. E

    Chemists Create Vitamin-driven Battery

    A team chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.The battery is similar to many commercially-available high-energy lithium-ion batteries with one important difference. It...
  32. Worcester

    Battery Battery Storage Gets A £1m Boost

    Utility Week ? WPD backs battery storage RES announces £1 million UK energy storage project Read more: RES announces £1 million UK energy storage project : pv-magazine
  33. A

    under stairs cupboard light

    Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone can reccomend a light for under the stairs cupboards. Looking to install one in my house for part of my assesment from consumer unit and was thinking of using a batten holder, but just think it would look bad, maybe a bulkhead? If anyone can help with a suitable...
  34. S

    Battery Energy Storage Systems(battery Back Up) Help Required

    First post guys, I am looking at adding battery back up to my system, however i dont quite understand how if the energy generated from the panels is being used to charge the battery, how then does that unit register on the generation meter? The way i see it, is that it wont and therefore id...
  35. Worcester

    Voltage Optimisation - The true value for homeowners ?

    Just got this in an email today, kind of sums it up really !
  36. S

    Advances in photovoltaic technology

    We were hoping to get a solar installation done by now, but we ran out of money. While we continue to save up, I read today that solar panel costs could significantly come down. Breakthrough in solar panel manufacture promises cheap energy within a decade - Science - News - The Independent But...
  37. C

    elios4you doing my head in, data logging not working

    ive tried entering the current meter readings into the software, it then 0 the data, but about 15 mins later all hell has broken loose. it recons ive consumed 32000kwh and all sorts of nonsense. am i right in thinking if the page says current meter readings thats what i put in? also the...
  38. D

    400 watt low bay fitting with energy saving bulb for sale

    Low bay light fitting used but checked and tested with new 85 watt spiral lamp, equivalent to 425 watt, using 80% less energy 6390 lumen, warm white 2700 kelvin light colour for sale at £36 including tracked 48 hour postage by UPS
  39. D

    G59 Solar PV Export Restriction Device?

    Hi all, Bit of a silly question but one I've never really encountered before. A customer of ours want an 8kWp PV system, I sent the application off to the DNO but they have come back saying we can only install 4kWp. I believe I read somewhere before that a device can be installed that limits...
  40. E

    Sales call, Panels with little brains.

    Just had a call from the Energy Research Centre offering me 'New Solar Edge panels with little brains in the cells that are better than all the other solar panels because they work on fully shaded roofs.' The Energy Research Centre are the only ones who have them. Sadly the incentive is not...
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