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    Solar PV for charging an Electric car - help with system design!

    Hey! I am designing a solar PV tree able to generate 3400kWh annually / has a capacity of 4kW, as the trees will consist of multiple panels I will need to work out the best way to connect these panels to produce the current and voltage I need (the system will be grid tied). This system will be...
  2. Lou

    Simon Church Electrical Contractor Ltd

    Simon Church are an established Company, with nearly three decades experience in the electrical industry. We offer across the board services, in all disciplines related to electrical engineering and Renewable Energy. We provide a range of services to Industrial and Commercial sectors, but...
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    Generator question? Will the load stipulate the amount of power needed to turn the gen shaft?

    So I'm about to install a generator in my back garden that has a turbine on it, i have a small river running in my back garden and I hope to harness the rivers kenetic energy, I was just wondering that when i connect my generator to a load such as a small light, will the shaft on the turbine...
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    Renewable energy

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    Renewable energy reaching 255v and blowing lighting

    Hi just a quick question to see if there are many of you finding problems with electrical influences from renewable energy ? I went to a farm and rewired the sheds with high frequency none corrosive fittings only to see them all go off 1 by 1 when switched on ! Before installing anything I did...
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    I Think I May Have Found Free Renewable Energy

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    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...
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    renewable options, which way to go

    Hi all, I'm looking into moving into the renewables market and wondered if anyone has any info/knowledge on the best form of renewables to go into. I know solar PV was big a few years ago, is it big now? I am self employed and would look to take someone on to go into the market. Any advice...
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    Impact of low oil prices on the uptake of retrofit renewable heating.

    Happy New year all. Just wondering what your thoughts are on this. We've been doing a bit of biomass and have been gearing up for a big year but with the current oil price we're not too sure what to expect. The RHI still makes the transition worthwhile and plenty of customers want to get off...
  10. sjhall

    All things Renewable

    Ground source heat pumps, solar panels, inverters, LEDs & more. Question for you lads in this part of the industry- do you buy off a wholesaler, or do you go direct to the manufacture. Brief background- I've just finished wiring a large factory and part of the deal was that I got one of the...
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    Renewable Heat Incentive

    Hi Guys, I'm rather confused over the R.H.I. I was under the impression that the payments would be for 20 years but spread over 7. Looking on the MCS calculator as an example it says a Solar Thermal system will generate 1732kW of deemed heat per year. I was working out the R.H.I payments as...
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    Rogue Traders Renewable Installers

    I have just been contacted by a very unhappy customer of Richard Elliott MD of The Renewable Installers previously of The Solar Installers. It appears he is taking large deposits and either not installing or not paying the MCS sub contractor for the install (and therefore no MCS cert for the...
  13. The Solar King

    Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

    The results of the consultation and resulting proposals have been published today and can be found here: There is quite a bit to digest, but here are some headlines. If I have made any errors...
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    Warning to all - Peter Paisley aka PPA Renewables - Steer clear

    Well, I decided to go public... Helped this guy out as a favour with some kit and he's well and truly done a runner. Talking to a number of wholsealers it seems he has something of a reputation of doing this. So called by his house today to talk to him politely to find that it was rented and...
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    Which other renewable is worth investing...?

    I have been looking at adding another renewable to the business. So far in stalling solar PV i am wondering what is the next best renewable as far as public interest goes etc? What other sources do you install? Solar thermal? heat pumps? Would love to know any pro's and con's of any of these.
  16. The Solar King

    Renewable Energy Roadmap

    The link below takes you to the download for this document published over Christmas. Unfortunately it is too big to attach directly. This is good news for Solar PV. UK renewable energy roadmap - Department of Energy and Climate Change See pages 44 to 53 The potential of Solar PV to make a...
  17. The Solar King

    Renewables Obligation Banding Review - Solar

    This has finally been announced today. Whilst not operating anywhere near this scale, I know there are contributors to the forum whom this will impact on. Attached is the DECC document and the response from my trade body the STA who have been working hard on this one. A bit of a curates egg...
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    Utilising Renewable Energy: Turning Fresh Air Into Petrol:

    "Air Fuel Synthesis from Stockton-on-Tees has produced five litres of petrol since August when it switched on a small refinery that manufactures gasoline from carbon dioxide and water vapour." "We can convert renewable electricity into a more versatile, useable and storable form of energy...
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    Leaving renewables for the time being.

    Hi all, just to let you know, well those of you who are left on here that is, that I also have decided to give up on renewables for a while anyway. It is such a shame, with all the time, effort and money that you put into a business only to have it taken away from you. I am pleased that I...
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    Ploughcroft Renewables

    Hi guys, Anyone had any dealings with Ploughcroft Renewables in the past? I am interested in whether they use sub contractors and how you become an improved installer for them in Scotland in particular Vehicle charging points etc. Any info will be much appreciated.