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NEW PAGES
Efficiency, Cost & Carbon Comparison - Homemicro article on operating cost and carbon emissions -  details here...
Wind Power - new page with basic system description added, details here...
Ground Source Heat Pump - new page with system description added, details here...
Photovoltaics - new page with system description added, details here...

lzc technologies
The Technology page has an overview of all of our low and zero carbon technology articles. Alternatively follow one of the links below.
    Here is an introduction to the subjects covered on our LZC pages
  • Solar Thermal - Solar hot water system descriptions and design information. We have included a typical installation schematic.
  • Photovoltaics - Photovoltaics (PV) work by converting the sun's energy into electricity. Learn more here about the different types available and their performance.
  • GSHP - These systems work by taking low level retained heat from the ground and boosting it for heating a property and water for domestic use. Includes design information on boreholes and typical costs.
  • ASHP - Air Source Heat Pump systems can be highly efficient delivering up to 250% seasonal efficiency.
  • Biomass - Biomass fuel usually takes the form of wood pellets or wood chips. The burning of wood is considered to be a carbon neutral process since the CO2 released when energy is generated, is balanced by that absorbed during the fuel's production.
  • Windpower - Information on the design and use of wind generated power
  • Check out the above links to learn more about each subject


PAGE UPDATES
Biomass - Storage requirements added details here...
GSHP - Typical COP values added details here...
GSHP - Heat transfer details added and even more information on boreholes and thermal collector distribution pipework added details here...
In Bites - additional information on hand driers vs paper towels details here...
In Factoids - new factoids added details here...

NEW IN SOLAR THERMAL
Solar thermal system description - page updated with solar thermal system description, details here...
Solar Cylinder Diagram - Homemicro.co.uk has produced a schematic drawing of a bivalent solar hot water system, details here...

NEW IN HVAC
Contaminated soil - New in our HVAC section is a brief guide on suitable pipe for use in contaminated ground, details here...
Thermal conductivity - New in our HVAC section is an introduction to thermal conductivity and thermal resistance, details here...

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