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Born in South Wales, I have lived in the Midlands for twenty eight years and in Worcestershire for the last fifteen years; apart from a brief two year sojourn in South Africa.
Following many years in IT marketing and sales I set up Eco2Solar in 2006, specialising in the installation of solar energy for homes and businesses. We take on all sizes of projects; from an individual home up to large health centres and care homes. Please visit www.eco2solar.co.uk if you would like to know more.
I am passionate about the environment but I'm also a married father of three and my pleasures include great food and beer, walking in the Worcestershire hills and travelling (when I get the chance).
Posted at 3:03pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013
With changes to the solar incentives and such negative media portrayals you would not be alone if your thoughts that solar energy is not worth the investment. My response may shed some light on these solar myths, to prove that you’d be hard pushed to find a more reliable return on investment elsewhere...
Posted at 12:21pm Friday 10th May 2013
If you manage or own a business, eco cooling is a concept you need to know about. Put simply, it's a low-cost alternative to standard air conditioning.
Posted at 11:03am Monday 22nd April 2013
LED or low energy lighting provides a more efficient method of producing light than traditional bulbs and can save you money.
Posted at 11:11am Thursday 18th April 2013
Posted at 12:32pm Tuesday 16th April 2013
Do you want to benefit from green energy? We can show you how...
Posted at 11:28am Wednesday 10th April 2013
The offices of public and private entities are leading contributors to the creation of greenhouse gas emissions. As energy costs rise and regulatory policies are enacted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, momentum is building to implement pro-active carbon reduction plans.
Posted at 2:26pm Friday 1st February 2013
There are a number of technologies available to cut energy demand and reduce your bills. The first that I would like to talk about is one that optimises and harmonises your electricity supply. It is relatively straightforward and very robust technology with few moving parts. It is called Voltage Optimisation. Voltage Optimisation can cut your energy use by up to 20%, reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, your maximum demand by up to 10% and prolongs the life and reliability of all equipment in your premises that runs on electricity.*
Posted at 11:50am Friday 1st February 2013
You may have heard the phrase, ‘Green Deal’; but in real-terms what does this actually mean for you as an individual or business?
Posted at 12:15pm Friday 4th January 2013
Recent reports have shown that companies see rising energy costs as a key concern. A survey carried out by Green Monday, quoted on the Nat West website, in association with the Aldersgate Group, sought the opinions of energy experts at many of the UK’s biggest companies. Some 62 per cent said they felt UK energy costs would exceed those of similar economies elsewhere in the world, while just 5 per cent said they thought they would be lower. “The corporate survey demonstrates that it is the price of fossil fuels, not green policies that will have the biggest impact on rising bills,” he said. “These findings are consistent with Government analysis which finds that recent energy bill increases are primarily due to increased wholesale gas costs.” He added that the cheapest way to address the problem would be to reduce demand, with more focus put on creating incentives to persuade businesses to use less energy rather than investing in expensive new supply.
Posted at 8:44am Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Solar energy is a remarkable yet simple concept. Thanks to solar panels, you can use sunlight to create electricity for your home or business. The technology behind this has evolved dramatically in the past few decades, but you might be surprised to know the history of solar power goes back thousands of years.