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    When temperatures took a plunge recently, we could safely say that it’s definitely Triad season. More
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    Proposals being considered by OFGEM may significantly reduce TRIAD income for embedded generators (EG). Bearing in mind that it can be worth £40,000-£60,000 p.a. for every 1MW of generation capacity, this could be quite a financial blow. More
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    Generators, and large users of electricity, can derive useful cash from coordinating their electricity use with the National Grid TRIAD periods. These are three half-hour periods in the year when national electricity demand is at its highest. Users are paid cash for shedding load, or having generation running during these times. More
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    A group of growers attended an open day at Red Roofs Nursery on the 7th of July to hear about the results of an HDC trial into the performance of a refrigeration-based dehumidification system. The project, which is now in its second year, is showing an impressive reduction in heat use, but unfortunately this is coming at the expense of yield in the tomato crop that’s being grown. More
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    Last week (Week 43), the average temperature in the south of England was 15°C. This compares with 10.5°C in Week 43 last year. More
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    I came across the October 2013 edition of 'In Greenhouses' magazine today, and it contains some interesting articles. More
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    18 months or so ago, the Feed-in Tariff ‘debacle’ relating to solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels was said (by suppliers and installers) to be a deathly blow to a fledgling industry. More
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    The new flue gas emission limits for biomass boilers claiming the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will now be introduced in Autumn 2013 — rather than by 1st April as originally planned. More
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    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it is considering increasing the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff paid on ground source heat pumps. More
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    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released a further Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consultation on 20th July 2012: 'Renewable Heat Incentive: providing certainty and improving performance'. More