What Are the Benefits of Solar Power?
Solar panels are dependable, cost efficient (due to the free energy source) and simple to install. They are also eco-friendly (doesn’t create pollution) and creates low carbon energy. They are also low maintenance.
Fitting solar panels has decreased in cost over the last ten years, with a solar energy system priced as minimal as £4,000, though the average is around £6,000 (due to the size and fitting necessities).
In this modern day, the production of electricity from the sun is a natural, continual root of energy, that is attainable by numerous homeowners. One benefit is that despite the name, you don’t have to use a lot of sunlight for them to work.
Cost efficiency wise, you will save a lot of money on energy bills, as you are getting electricity that is generated in your own house, rather than coming from energy providers. You need to think about potential factors that may reduce energy though. For instance, if you have trees facing the roof, then the shade may affect the amount of power created. However, if you have thought about any potential issues, and your house is suitable, then it is definitely worth the investment. For a free site visit and quotation for solar PV in Exmouth and Devon, call today.
Subscribe to a green energy supplier to reduce your carbon footprints
It’s been making headlines and spearheading the modern world. Inexhaustible, or better said, green energy has been reducing CO2 in the atmosphere and saving clients change in their wallet.
What is green energy and why is switching to a green energy supplier beneficial for you and for the environment?
Green energy is energy that isn’t generated by fossil fuels. What are fossil fuels? Well they are types of energy that come from exhaustible resources such as coal. Therefore, green energy suppliers provide energy that is renewable, inexhaustible, and carbon neutral.
According to a press release on the UK government’s website, the country just made a £160 million investment to upgrade the national ports and grids in order to be able to support offshore wind energy. By 2050, the UK plans to only be operating off of green energy.
So what does this mean for you? Unless you work in the energy sector, the new government directive, , dated October 6, 2020, will not affect you directly. However, if you are generally interested in being sustainable, you can save money when you choose to switch to a green energy supplier. Bulb, for example, is quite competitive with one of the UK’s ‘big 6’ energy suppliers and is 100 percent green energy.
Who are the main green energy suppliers in the UK?
Whether you are in favor or not of the United Kingdom’s ‘Big 6’ energy suppliers, they are not on the leaderboard when it comes to green energy suppliers. It is because they do not provide many options for green gas. However, there are much smaller green energy suppliers that tend to have greener tariffs. These include, but are not limited to:
Widely considered as the greenest energy supplier on the market, Bulb’s electricity is 100 percent green and their gas 10 percent. Additionally, Bulb offsets the 90 percent of the regular gas consumption through renewable initiatives, such as investing in projects that reduce carbon emissions.
As being a very green option for domestic energy, they provide 100 percent green electricity. However, their gas is not sustainably sourced.
If you want to go for the ‘Big 6’ without having to compromise on your plan’s green energy credentials, the nPower is your best bet. They provide 100 green electricity and aim to carbon offset.
As being the only vegan supplier on the market, they provide 100 percent green electricity and in part green as. They also carbon offset like Bulb does.
Green energy UK
Because they provide 100 percent green electricity AND gas, Green energy UK is considered the greenest energy supplier on the market. If your main priority is living sustainably, then this company is for you. However, they tend to be pretty pricey and have poor reviews online.
How and where do I find more information about green energy suppliers?
Navigating which green energy supplier best suits your needs can be tricky. However, fear not. There are a handful of comparison companies that are ready to help. For example, the energy experts at Switch Plan are more than happy to help you find a personalised and sustainable plan so that you can live green and do it economically. For more information on green energy, give them a call at 0330 054 0017.
Electrical jobs for the Girls
The NICEIC have launched a scheme to help more women become electricians by providing a ‘Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme’.
The scheme has already provided £5,000 of funding to more than 20 women since its launch in February.
Emma Clancy, CEO of NICEIC, commented, “Over the last seven years, we have seen a marked increase in the number of women who come to us looking for help and assistance. Employers have also been in touch to see how they can attract more female candidates.
“Where possible we have provided access to training, technical information and opportunities with our registered contractors, but it has not always been possible to assist those who just need a helping hand along the way.
“Through this bursary, we have been able to offer practical and financial support and hopefully create a smoother route into the industry.
“If we can help out those women who are just starting out or inspire others who might be thinking about a career in the electrical industry, then we will be well on the way to addressing the gender imbalance directly.”
Stay safe and make sure your electrical work is carried out by an accredited member of the NICEIC, contact Lawsons Electrical Ltd for all your electrical services
Electricians in Style
Tradespeople like electricians rely on workwear to support them in all kinds of environments. They want functionality, durability and affordability to remain top priorities. However, there’s been a real rise in demand for workwear that helps to cultivate a professional – and even fashionable – image.
Workwear manufacturers Dickies say “the biggest challenge for us is to create functional, practical clothing – that also meets modern health and safety standards – with a stylish approach to design”.
Today’s electricians care about what impression they give off and want outfits that can see them from a job, to meeting a potential client, to the pub – they don’t want to look out of place when walking down the high street.
To meet this demand, Dickies have launched a Pro range, offering smart and durable workwear that doesn’t compromise on comfort and practicality. Available in five colour combinations, the two-tone collection includes trousers, jackets, T-shirts, caps and belts and can be worn as separates or as a coordinated outfit for a more professional finish.
For a professional electrician in Exmouth, get in touch with Lawsons Electrical.
Botch Jobs Caught On Camera
Botch jobs and cowboy electricians who leave your home in a dangerous state are no laughing matter, but this group of professional electricians are taking a stand against bad workmanship, posting and shaming the poorly done jobs they have then repaired.
Professional Electrician and Installer is a site for industry professionals to read up on the latest news and regulation changes, but the site also features a Caught on Camera section for the pros to shame the botch jobs they have found around the country.
Take a look for yourself at some of the electrical horrors they have found here.
To ensure you’re hiring a professional electrician in Exmouth, talk to Lawson’s Electrical today.
LED vs Incandescent Light Bulbs
With the rise in the use of LED lightbulbs in every day life, Lawsons have a short guide to the differences and benefits provided by LED bulbs.
Traditional bulbs brightness is measured in watts, however with the advent of LEDs, brightness is now measured in lumens. Much to the effect the metric system had on the imperial system, lumens have now become the standard measurement for brightness.
LEDs typically require a far smaller wattage to produce the same brightness than incandescent light bulbs. This results in LEDs being a much more cost-effective option for lighting. As energy efficiency becomes more important in a sustainable world, manufacturers are exploiting the LED market and creating smarter variations to fit every possible purpose.
To change to more sustainable LED bulbs in your home, visit Lawsons Electricians in Okehampton.
Uk Carbon reductions
The UK is one of the most successful countries in making progress towards achieving its 2050 Emission target which is an 80% reduction on our 1990 level.
Bureau Veritas is about to launch its 18th Edition of Best Practice in July 2018, which will go beyond looking at just safety requirements and will now encompass energy saving as well.
The Part 8 section will go into detail on how we might use smart meters and electric cars as part of a solution to hit this target on time.