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Pipe Center and Climate Center expand team to support green technology

Environment UK Pipe Center and Climate CenterPipe Center and Climate Center are expanding their central technical team to support expansion into new market sectors and the introduction of renewable technologies.

The enlarged technical team will provide a single point of contact for customers on major projects and tap the in-depth product experience available across Pipe Center and Climate Center and - where relevant - the wider Wolseley UK.


First round of ‘Green Technology’ road shows a success

Environment UK GTRSThe Etesia UK 'Green Technology' roadshow has reached its first pit-stop, bringing the turf maintenance machinery manufacturer's spring tour of the country to a successful conclusion.

The recent roadshows held at Merrist Wood College, Guildford and Edge Hill University, Lancashire in late March sandwiched an invitation to speak about environmentally-friendly grounds maintenance equipment at the Plant Network Conference held at the University of York.


Green scheme now open

Environment UK news imageBusinesses are now applying under the new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which pays out to businesses that use renewable heating technology at their premises, after an initial two-month delay to the scheme.

The RHI scheme provides for regular payments to owners of premises where water or space is heated using renewable heating technologies. The payments are made for 20 years, and increase or reduce annually in line with the Retail Prices Index.


Solarcentury installs a 5 megawatts solar park

Solar_Farm_Wilburton_3-470x240One of the largest solar parks in Great Britain has sprung up on Mingay Farm in Cambridgeshire. The British company Solarcentury installed the 14 hectare park with an output of five megawatts.  

In the County of Cambridgeshire solar radiation is good, comparable with that in the south of Germany . The 19,960 solar modules installed in the Mingay Farm project generate enough energy to supply up to 1,200 homes and the solar power station will save 55,000 tons of carbon dioxide in 25 years.    


HWM exhibiting radio-tech range of energy & environmental monitoring systems

hwm-rad-logoRadio-Tech’s market-leading wireless energy monitoring ranges will be exhibited by HWM at upcoming shows The Energy Event, Low Carbon Expo and Energy Solutions. Visitors will be introduced to the company’s Observe™ and Economise™ systems, which are made up of products such as the award-winning Ecosense™ combined temperature and humidity sensor.


High speed rail plans get backing from civil engineering body

The delivery of a High Speed Rail (HSR) network supports a more structured transport strategy for the nation. It will free up capacity on the existing congested rail network and help regenerate and boost the economies of our city-regions, therefore benefitting the UK as a whole, according to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

In its response to the High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future consultation – which drew upon the expertise of civil engineers from across the UK - the leading engineering body said it had considered alternatives to the new network carefully, but believed HS2 was more visionary, bringing about a real step change in rail capacity and encouraging long term economic growth.


Green deal: white knight or red herring? Find out at Microgeneration UK 2011

Microgeneration technologies may be included in the Green Deal, according to a discussion document released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change late last week. Key questions remain: which technologies? How might Green Deal work with FITs and RHI? How will Green Deal Providers gear up for microgeneration?

Join us to consider these questions during two days of busy and informative conference and discussion at Microgeneration UK 2011, the meeting place for the UK microgeneration sector.


The AGT GSM Temperature Monitor

leafThe AGT GSM Temperature Monitor is a remote controlled device that can monitor temperature and report back by SMS text message or by email. It will respond with the current temperature when sent a text message, and will automatically send warnings when pre-set temperature limits are exceeded.

Also, it has a “Ring Out” mode, where it will dial up to 10 telephone numbers to 'ring the phone' The incoming caller ID tells the receiver that the AGT is calling with a temperature issue. The temperature sensor is digital and operates via a built-in RS232 port, and is supplied with.


Fuel management simplified with on-line networking

An exceptionally easy to use software package, Fuel Management On-Line (FMO), is available from Fueltek.  Aimed at helping commercial and public service fleet vehicle managers to control and reduce fuel costs, FMO integrates all the fuel management hardware elements, gathers fuelling information effectively and is easily customised to produce detailed fuel use information.  Managers can install the software on their own networks or have the option of remote hosting by Fueltek.

Scalability is a key feature of FMO.  The system is equally applicable to small fleet, single depot operations as it is to major operators with hundreds of vehicles and scores of locations.  There is no limit to the number of devices on the network.  These may include fuel management terminals, tank monitoring systems or other devices such as gates, barriers or even key cabinets.