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Home Energy Efficiency - Projects and Costings

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Sustainable Living - Home Energy Efficiency

10/20/2010 6:54:51 AM
Britain launches smart grid project
Plans for Britain’s largest smart-grid project have been released. The project encompasses 14,000 homes and businesses and will test the impact of low carbon technologies, such as electric cars and solar panels, on the grid, in order to ultimately help British homes and businesses cut their carbon footprint, reduce their energy use, and save significant money.

10/20/2010 6:34:41 AM
Glass tiles to cut heating bills
Swedish company, Soltech Energy, recently received the gold medal for this year’s hottest new material at the Nordbygg 2010 trade fair in Stockholm, Sweden. The award was for the company’s home heating system that uses glass roof tiles that allow the sun to heat air that is then used to heat the house and cut energy bills.

10/20/2010 6:10:07 AM
Domespace rotating wooden house on show at Bordeaux
Taking up a large section of the Eco Habitat zone at the recent Viv'expo exhibition in Bordeaux was a walk-in cutaway model of a rotating wooden house known as Domespace. The domespace can rotate to make use of solar gain.

10/20/2010 5:27:30 AM
EU Project to accelerate use of LED lighting
The European Uniion's three-year Consumerising Solid-State Lighting (CSSL) project aims to develop technology and application breakthroughs as well as new market approaches in order to speed up the availability of affordable high-quality LED lamps to replace the ordinary light bulb in the home.

9/20/2010 7:59:42 AM
Sticker claims upto 10% improvement in solar panel performance
New and unique ways of making solar panels more efficient in power generation are coming to light every day. This latest device is a large transparent sticker applied to the front of the panel which increases the power output by about 10%.

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