Bringing low carbon heating to Scottish homes
Vattenfall has been selected by Midlothian Council as its energy partner in a 50/50 joint venture set to drive the shift towards low carbon heating living in the region. The partnership’s first project will be the installation of an innovative district heating network which will provide heat to new homes at the Shawfair development with a carbon saving of 75% when compared with conventional gas boiler heating.
VFD technology improves bioconversion efficiency
The efficiency of a bioconversion plant using organic food waste to feed insects that go on to nourish farm animals and fish is being dramatically improved with VFD technology (variable frequency drive technology) from Invertek Drives.
Getting smart about water systems
Some technological developments – for better or for worse – capture attention and headlines endlessly. Other advancements in our water systems impact our safety daily and determine the ease with which we go about our day, but since they operate behind the scenes, they rarely get the appreciation they deserve. Having a constant supply of clean hot and cold water and central heating falls into the second category. By Sp...
Renewable inclination bolsters solar street lighting
The global solar street lighting market is transcending as an immensely lucrative sector because of the assistance gained by the market forces from global regulatory bodies and government entities. The expansive opportunities for growth that have surfaced in the market are expected to attract new players into the market.
Renewable products reduce global emissions 9.6 million
In 2019, Neste’s renewable products helped customers in several geographic markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9.6 million tonnes altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens or the removal of 3.5 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year.
Connected management system saves energy in hotels
The hotel industry faces the challenge to reduce its carbon emissions by 66% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 to stay within the 2°C threshold agreed at COP21, a United Nations Climate Change initiative. Commissioned by Signify, a study by Cundall shows that for mid-scale and luxury hotels, using Interact Hospitality can deliver significant energy savings without compromising on quality and guest comfort.
100MW energy storage project in South East Asia
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a new 100MW/100MWh total capacity energy storage project in South East Asia.
Data logging in wind farms enhances reliability
Reliability is the main requirement for the control and data logging PC installed in wind turbine inverters. To fulfil this requirement Italian company Elpower has chosen the Fitlet PC supplied by Tiny Green PC.
Solar cars – it’s just the beginning
Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, ‘Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030’ explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars set to reach $15bn by 2030, which will just be the beginning. The focus is mainly road vehicles - solar already provides significant car traction power.
Is net zero emissions realistic?
With the UK emitting in excess of 500 million tonnes of polluting emissions annually, the UK government’s response has been to set in motion an ambitious plan to completely remove carbon emissions from the environment by 2050. Here, UK car dealer, Vindis, examine the measures needed to help the country reach it’s 2050 net zero target.