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Solar PV vs. Solar Thermal

Solar PV vs. Solar Thermal

Solar thermal and solar PV both utilize sunlight although, the mechanisms of the two systems are incredibly different and produce different outcomes. So what are the differences?   Solar Thermal    Solar thermal panels utilize the sun's energy to heat water....

Staycations: How Can I Make Them More Sustainable?

Staycations: How Can I Make Them More Sustainable?

Summer is on its way and whilst holidays abroad may be out of the question this year, staycations are in season and are a great way to have a well-deserved break!   The UK is a beautiful country which is home to amazing coastlines, quirky villages, rolling hills,...

UK Fully Powered by Renewables by 2032?

UK Fully Powered by Renewables by 2032?

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) recently released their energy strategy report and stated that with government support, renewables could ‘provide 50% of UK electricity by 2022 and 100% by 2032’.   11 years: that is the length of...

The Downfall of the Oil Industry

The Downfall of the Oil Industry

2020 cast a lasting legacy in the history record and whilst it certainly isn't a year to be repeated, as the saying goes, ‘every cloud has a silver lining’.  The silver lining in this story is the dramatic decline in the demand for oil.   National lockdowns and...

How Solar PV Panels Make Electricity: Silicon Science

How Solar PV Panels Make Electricity: Silicon Science

Solar PV is praised for its generation of renewable energy. Whilst many of us understand the basics that they use sunlight, let's get to grips with the silicon science behind the generation of electricity in PV panels.   Silicon   Solar PV panels consist of...

Energy Bills are Set to Rise

Energy Bills are Set to Rise

I am sure you have already heard...but Ofgem have announced that from April 1st 2021, the price caps on energy will be lifted - affecting around 15 million UK households.    Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) announced on Friday 5th February that...

Climate Change: All About the Increase of 1.5°C

Climate Change: All About the Increase of 1.5°C

In 2018 the ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC) published a report all about the predicted climate increase of 1.5°C : what does it mean and why does it matter?   The IPCC is a body of climate scientists that works with the United Nations.  In...

Reducing Landfill Waste with Modular Construction

Reducing Landfill Waste with Modular Construction

The construction industry is the largest contributor to UK landfill waste and with landfills filing and their unsightly appearance damaging the UK landscape, what can be done to change this sector?   In their report, DEFRA outlined that in 2016 construction,...

All About Our Best Selling Garden Office (Type 31)

All About Our Best Selling Garden Office (Type 31)

They are modern, stylish and are all the rage right now; since the future is forecasting a continuation of home-based employment, home offices are the new sanctuary for remote workers.  Our Type 31 Huub is without-a-doubt our most popular design. It’s size lends a...

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