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How do hydropower systems work?

Hydropower is a renewable energy source that generates power with a dam or diversion structure, if there’s a need to alter the natural flow of a body of water. As all streams and rivers flow downhill, this movement of water can be used to generate electricity. The downward trajectory…

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What is a hot water cylinder?

Households with regular and system boilers, are reliant on hot water cylinders to supply a circulation of heated water. A hot water cylinder stores the water, until it’s required at the taps or shower. Quite often, the hot water tank is found in the airing cupboard. However, heating systems that operate…

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What is renewable energy?

Unlike, fossil fuels which will become increasingly difficult and costly to process as time goes on, sources of renewable energy can be replenished constantly. There’s a wide variety of renewable sources including solar, wind, hydroelectric and tidal power, as well…

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What is non-renewable energy?

Non-renewable energy comes from sources that will eventually run out or take a long time to replenish. Most non-renewable energy sources are fossil fuels, which were all formed in a similar way. Fossil fuels were curated within the earth, from…

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What are the challenges facing smart meters?

Theoretically, smart meters are supposed to help homeowners be more conscious of their energy usage. However, as with any government scheme, success isn’t guaranteed. Simply installing smart meters in UK properties, won’t necessarily spark a sudden change in behaviour, which…

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What is an eco-friendly boiler?

With the UK government intent on reducing carbon emissions, it’s likely that eco-friendly boilers will begin to replace gas boilers in the coming years. As eco-friendly boilers don’t release emissions into the atmosphere, they go about providing heating and hot…

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