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Archive for May, 2011

Coventry University Develops Smart Sensor Technology

According to Professor Elena Gaura of Coventry University, a project to create low-cost sensors designed to monitor CO2 levels, humidity, temperature and light in 150 homes owned by Orbit Heart of England provides the opportunity to revolutionise domestic energy usage in the UK. Writing in the Guardian, Professor Gaura noted that retrofitting the UK’s energy-inefficient […]

Is Another Energy Bill Increase on the Horizon?

As with death and taxes, ever-increasing energy bills would seem to be one of the few certainties of life. Following a statement by Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, fears are mounting that the next round of rising energy bills is just around the corner. Centrica stated that the wholesale cost of gas and […]

Footballer Aims to Encourage Environmental Change With Solar PV

Rio Ferdinand may be best known for stopping strikers en route to goal, but the Manchester United and England international defender is hoping to raise his profile by extolling the virtues of green living. According to Ferdinand, averting man-made climate change is of central importance to the survival of mankind. Ferdinand said: “It’s about the […]

Increasing UK Demand for Domestic Solar Panels

Figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed that homeowners in the UK are eager to avail of solar PV technology. The DECC figures show that 11,314 Britons installed solar photovoltaic panels in the first quarter of 2011, constituting a significant increase on previous months. The surge in solar panel […]