SMEs in England, Scotland and Wales with up to 1000
employees are being offered funding of up to £10,000
towards the installation of energy efficiency
equipment upgrades and refurbishments. The Carbon
Trust's Green Business Fund can provide up to 30 per
cent of the total project cost.
There is more on offer besides the non-repayable
capital contribution. A range of support services,
including an energy survey and advice on the
implementation of energy saving equipment, is also
available. And a Green Business Directory lists Carbon
Trust accredited suppliers of energy efficient
Funding under this scheme is being offered until next
March on a first-come first-served basis. You can read
more about this topic here.
EV project seeks the route to controlled EV charging
Electricity network operator SSEN and EA Technology
have launched a project into ways that the UK power
network can cope with higher EV use. More?
report highlights challenges facing UK energy
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investment and an upgrade of the current energy
networks infrastructure, warns the ETI. More?
grid breakthrough provides asset energy data
Reactive Technologies' Grid Data and Measurement
System offers communication with electrical assets or
devices connected to a network. More?
and Panasonic to partner in efficient HVAC solution
Schneider Electric and Panasonic are to develop new
levels of integrated HVAC control and energy
efficiency for commercial buildings. More?
for three-year 'waste heat to power' project
With £1.24m of Innovate UK funding, a Spirax Sarco-led
project is to explore the conversion of low
temperature waste heat into electrical power. More?
LED luminaires offer precise lighting levels
Waveguide Lighting's Starshot sealed LED luminaire has
been designed for use where precise light levels and
high uniformity are required. More?
modular microgrid designed to boost the use of
A containerised power system from ABB can maximise
renewable energy use while reducing dependence on
fossil fuels used by generator sets. More?
system converter aids efficiency and cuts
Phoenix Contact's new DC/DC converter links a PV
system directly to its control cabinet, saving
installation costs and increasing system efficiency. More?
EMC filter expands range of Mini Drive applications
From WEG comes an easy-to-install plug-in EMC filter
so that users can deploy the CFW100 Mini Drive in a
wider range of engineering situations. More?
supplies charge energy storage batteries or water
TDK Corporation's 300W/600W EVS constant current power
supplies can charge energy storage batteries or drive
water purification systems. More?
oil switch brings energy savings at plastics plant
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savings have been achieved at a plastics plant after a
switch to Mobil DTE 10 Excel lubricant. More?
AD trials to increase biogas performance
Matt Hales of HRS Heat Exchangers looks at the value
of trials when upgrading equipment like CHP units and
digestate processors at AD plants. More?