“When the risk of doing nothing outweighs the cost of doing something, we must all act, for the sake of humanity”

The Renewable Energy Hub Blog provides a fantastic source of unique, varied and intriguing articles to inform and inspire individuals, communities, and businesses; promoting a greener more sustainable future. We love to hear your opinions on the topics raised here, so all constructive participation is most welcome in the comments section under each post.

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What Are Energiesprong Homes?

Retrofitting older homes and making them more energy efficient has always been a big but necessary challenge in the UK. Towards the end of last year, 10 homes in Nottingham were chosen to take part in a new and exciting pilot scheme. It seems the answer to more efficient older homes might be a system called Energiesprong, a method of…

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Could Our Coalmines Provide Geothermal Energy for the UK?

Most people don’t immediately think of the UK when it comes to locations for geothermal hotspots. We tend to focus on areas such as Iceland with their hot sprints and where they’ve turned creating large scale geothermal power plants into something of an artform. Then there’s New Zealand where geothermal provides 13% of their heating. The truth, however, could be…

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Africa Could Double Renewable Energy Capacity in 5 Years

While developments of renewable energy in areas like Europe, America and particularly China have topped the news in recent times, Africa is also forging forward, something that is helping to transform local communities. Solar and wind, as well as water, are bringing sustainable energy solutions to remote areas and will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the economy and standard…

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The State of Solar Shingles

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the birth of the Tesla Solar Roof last year, it was greeted with enthusiasm by the entire solar market. A photovoltaic solar system in the form of roof tiles, invisible to the naked eye? The solar world marveled at the ingenuity of Tesla, once more. But the concept of solar shingles is not a…

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China Moves to Solar Powered Roads

Every so often a news article appears exploring the potential of turning our roads into super energy highways, particularly when it comes to renewables. It’s not a new idea. Ever since the clean power revolution began, the roadside has been peculiarly attractive to research and development bods, including those involved with solar power. Now China is looking to take solar…

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Is 2018 The Year You Change to an Air Source Heat Pump?

We’ve become so used to gas central heating in the UK that even considering something different can appear anarchistic and dangerous. But that’s precisely what the Government is trying to achieve with it’s Renewable Heat Incentive – weaning us off gas, oil and electricity heating systems onto more carbon friendly and renewable options such as heat pumps. One of these…

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