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Active Solar Power in Buildings
Active Solar Power in Buildings
The main domestic applications of active solar energy are photovoltaic cell technology, which generate electricity, and solar thermal water heating systems. Both…...
All About Passive Solar Power in Buildings
All About Passive Solar Power in Buildings
Passive solar heating is most effective when features such as daylighting, thermal chimneys, clerestories and Trombe walls are incorporated into the design of new builds....
Electricity Supplies in the UK
Electricity Supplies in the UK
During the 19th century we discovered how to produce electricity. The National Grid was set up after the first world war, and mains electricity is now an essential…...
Energy for Domestic Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning
Energy for Domestic Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning
Domestic energy consumption is responsible for around 30 per cent of the UK's total CO2 emissions. Most of this energy is used for space heating; other main uses are…...
Energy for Manufacturing: Combined Heat & Power Plants
Energy for Manufacturing: Combined Heat & Power Plants
Combined Heat & Power Plants are more energy-efficient than conventional power plants. The heat energy that is produced and not used in the electricity generating…...
Gas Supplies in the UK
Gas Supplies in the UK
Gas was first used for lighting but soon it was also used for heating and cooking. Early gas supplies were town gas, or coal gas, but since 1967 natural gas has been…...
Micro Hydro Installations Explained
Micro Hydro Installations Explained
Micro hydro installations are a very efficient, cost-effective, clean and totally-renewable of generating electricity on a small scale for domestic use....
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