Renewable Energy Articles
Throughout this website there are links to useful articles on renewable energy sources and technologies. If you missed these articles while browsing our website, we have listed the various articles regarding renewable energy measures on this page. Click the links to navigate through the different articles.
- CHP Articles
- Geothermal Articles
- Global Warming Articles
- Green Roof Articles
- PassivHaus and Related Articles
- Peak Oil Articles
- Solar Panel Articles
- Water Conservation Articles
- Wind Turbine Articles
- More Interesting Articles
Advantages & Disadvantages of CHP
Varying advantages and disadvantages can be attributed to the use of combined heat and power (CHP). Read this article to find out the pros and cons of CHP from small scale to large scale CHP systems.
How CHP Works
CHP is a complex process involving the conversion and transition of energy. Read this article to get a better understanding of how CHP works.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Micro CHP
Looks at 'new' Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology and their potential to provide and meet home energy demands within domestic Micro CHP units.
Different Types of CHP Systems
An article describing the various types of CHP system currently in use throughout the UK. Systems from Micro CHP to Industrial CHP.
What is CHP?
Explains what CHP (Combined Heat and Power) is, its use, how it can be used and the benefits of these systems.
How Heat Pumps work
This article explores how the two main types of Heat pumps, Air Source and Ground Source Heat pumps work.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Heat Pumps
This article lists some of the various advantages and disadvantages of both ground source and air source heat pumps.
Global Warming, A successful business opportunity
Global Warming is associated as being negative and detrimental to the international markets, however this is not entirely the case, with many businesses profiting significantly from this 'environmental boom'.
Building on Floodplains in light of Global Warming
In view of recent flooding in the UK, this article explores the implications of rising sea levels and strategies in flood management to be adopted.
The Threat of Coal to Oil Technology on CO2 Emissions
Identifies the pressing issue of obtaining Oil from Coal, which is receiving increased attention due to rising oil prices.
Benefits of Green Roofs
Green Roofs provide a green oasis for the home and offer a range of environmental, social and economic benefits.
Blue Roofs, Urban Roof Ponds
Blue Roofs, although not widely known are increasingly becoming more popular an option, providing an eco friendly urban environment
Passivhaus refers to a relatively new standard in construction, aimed at creating buildings that are both comfortable to live in and energy efficient.
PassivHaus Vs Code for Sustainable Homes
Passivhaus is not a regulatory standard, and as such it is not a compulsory requirement for housebuilders. However, following the principles will also help to achieve high Code for Sustainable Home ratings.
PassivHaus Case Study
This article explores the Stag Teaching Facility, by Powys Council, the first non residential UK property to achieve Passivhaus standards.
Achieving level 3 & beyond in the Code for Sustainable Homes
An overview on the new Code for Sustainable Homes, introduced by the UK government to improve the environmental credentials of new buildings.
Building Resilience in Communities
This article looks at how we as a consumer led society can tackle the onset of Global Warming and adapt to a world without oil through making significant changes in our way of living, becoming more resilient and localised in the process.
The Impact of Rising Oil Prices on Society
This article discusses the social impact of rising oil prices, detailing the changes and sacrifices to our everyday life.
Pros and Cons of Solar Panels
This article looks at the various advantages and disadvantages of solar panels in the home.
How to Make Solar Panels
This article talks about the precedures and steps which are taken when making solar panels. A step by step guide to making a PV Solar Panelled system.
Solar Panel Considerations
This article discusses all the factors that need to be considered before going ahead and purchasing your first solar panel system, including the strength of your roof and planning permission.
Types of Solar Panels
Solar panels are increasingly becoming a popular choice for homeowners, and there are many different types to choose from, including PV, Thermal and Thin film solar cells
Simple Water Saving Tips
This article provides simple water saving tips which can be adopted with no expenditure and minimal effort, from switching the tap off to flushing your toilet less.
Information on Greywater
Read this article if you want to know more about greywater or if you are considering the use of an individual greywater system on your property.
Wind Turbine Jobs & Careers.
This article details jobs and careers within the wind industry, including how much you can be expected to earn, where to look and what companies you could work for.
Wind Turbine Integration on Rooftops and Buildings
Wind Turbines may be installed on Roofs, which have a number of associated issues explored in depth within this article.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Power
Wind Power is a major source of renewable energy, with varying benefits and costs attributed to its use. A summary of these issues are identified here.
Energy-measures provide information on a number of different aspects in relation to those specifically outlined. Here you will find articles on an array of environmental issues.
Top 5 Renewable Energy Sources
A brief article which discusses the top 5 renewable energy sources and why they are considered to be renewable.
The Shard London Bridge, Environmentally Friendly Building
A case study, exploring the environmental design considerations taken with the Shard project.
Simple Energy Saving Tips
Identifying relatively inexpensive methods of reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency of the home, looking at water consumption, heating and electricity and waste recycling.
Insulating your Home
The benefits of insulating your home should not be underestimated. This article focuses on retrofitting of loft insulation, cavity wall and cladding to improve a home's thermal performance.
Condensation is a problem affecting many homes, and as this article explores, a number of simple strategies may be adopted to mitigate its impact.