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Renewable energy can be confusing! The energyshare community works together to share and rate the most helpful information so you can find it quickly and easily. You can search below by title and keyword, or subject category. After you read the guide rate whether you thought it was ‘useful’.

Community Groups: How to guides

  • Author: Laurence Macrory |
  • Category: Guides, Top|
  • Date added: 10/09/2014

The Energy Savings Trust has a number of guides that provide invaluable advice and guidance on many issues and subjects that are coved by a series of guides. These are a great starting point if you are thinking about creating your own community energy group, or you are experiencing some issues. How to engage your […]

A Brief Guide To: Heat Pumps

  • Author: Jon Sewell |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 14/07/2014

Heat pumps can have a variety of sources that include air and ground. Both sources have guides below. Click here for a brief guide to Ground Source Heat Pumps Click here for a brief guide to Air Source Heat Pumps Click here for a list of Government incentives   Ground Source Heat Pumps Ground Source […]

A Brief Guide To: Solar Energy

  • Author: Jon Sewell |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 14/07/2014

There are two forms of solar energy, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal. Both forms of renewable energy have a brief guide below. Click here for a brief guide to solar photovoltaic Click here for a brief guide to solar thermal Click here for a list of Government financial incentives   Solar Photovoltaic guide Solar panels […]

A Brief Guide To: Micro-hydro Energy

  • Author: Jon Sewell |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 08/07/2014

Micro-hydro energy is relatively new but it bears a lot of similarities with the centuries-old water wheel. It may sound very scientific but in reality it’ based on a very simple concept, micro-hydro energy – also known as hydropower – harvests the energy from moving water. The energy from the moving water is harvested by […]

A brief Guide To: Wind Energy

  • Author: Jon Sewell |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 08/07/2014

Few places are as windy and blustery as Britain – so put your scarf and woolly hat on as it’s actually considered the windiest place in Europe, which is why wind energy is such an important part of the UK’s energy mix, making up 8.7% of the country’s electricity supply. Wind turbines are remarkably simple […]

What are the best energy-saving light bulbs?

  • Author: Laurence Macrory |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 06/08/2013

We all take the lights above our head for granted, we walk into a room, we switch a light on with the flick of a button – but what does this mean for our energy usage? Did you know that lighting equates to about 17.5% of our global energy consumption!

Energy Jargon Buster

  • Author: esbadmin |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 20/05/2013

Get a grip on those alien acronyms using the energyshare Jargon Buster!

The Green Deal Guide

  • Author: Jess Ratty |
  • Category: Guides|
  • Date added: 16/05/2013

The UK government is giving homeowners and businesses the opportunity to step into the future and save money on energy bills with their new Green Deal initiative.