Welcome to Eco Mirage your solution to Renewable Energy

Award Winning & Industry Recognised for supporting You.

Energy Efficiency Regional Awards 2018

Commended Solar Pv Installer & Contractors 2018 and Consultancy Finalists 2018

 

ECO MIRAGE is situated in the Heart of Stroud Gloucestershire. We are an independent renewable energy consultancy assisting a variety of businesses across the UK. We provide a tailored turnkey service for our clients ranging from project management to full installation of renewable energy products. We offer clear advice to reduce our clients energy demand and supply from the National Grid. Our aim is to highlight and improve your business & households financially through energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

 

 

 

We promote the benefits of renewable energy by engaging with our industry manufacturers. We regularly attend workshops, meetings, events and discussions on a variety of subjects. During these meetings we discuss the true cost of sustainability, renewable storage, energy waste management, heat recovery and above all energy efficiency. We have gathered a wealth of knowledge due to our strong relationship experience working with our partners, integrating the best affordable products across the renewable sector as a whole.

 

How to start with energy efficiency and finding solutions to renewable systems?

If you’re thinking about any renewable system, here are some important things to think about when doing your planning: Ensure your home or company is as energy efficient as it can be. This will help you get the most out of your new system or hybrid combination. Think about the construction of the building and what types of fabrication make up a starting point. Lifestyle and working patterns also pay a big part when calculating renewable energy products. High load energy appliances, over powering lighting, energy redundancy all add to the efficiency of using self generated green energy.

 

 

Find out the options of renewable technology is available to you.

Some technologies have specific requirements for installation:

Solar PV and solar thermal depends on the way your roof faces. Solar thermal, heat pumps and biomass require space inside and outside. Hydrorequires a nearby stream or river. Wind requires open and wide areas to capture the energy. Storing energy solutions either for use in electricity or heat, retaining the energy you produce from your system. Be clear on what you want to achieve with your renewable technology This will influence which technology is most appropriate for you.

Many people want to save money and reduce their emissions, and it is becoming more possible to achieve both. Other factors can have an impact, for example:

 

“If you need to replace your boiler or central heating system, installing a new biomass boiler or heat pump becomes more cost-effective. If your priority is to save carbon dioxide, consider wood-fuelled heating, a large wind turbine or a large solar PV system”.

 

If you want to do a bit for the environment but have limited funds, think about a cheaper option such as solar water heating.If you live in an isolated rural property with no mains electricity, you may get the most reliable off-grid supply from hydro or from a mixture of wind and solar PV.

Narrow down the options Once you’ve thought about which technology would best suit your home and your needs, you can start to research the options in more detail. Weigh up the products that are available, their costs, the size of systems and any special requirements for installation.

 

What is energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency, means using less energy to provide the same level of energy sustainabillity. It is therefore one method to reduce human greenhouse gas emissions. For example, if a house is insulated, less energy is used in heating and cooling to achieve a satisfactory temperature. Another example is installing fluorescent lights or skylights, instead of incandescent lights, to attain the same level of illumination.

Efficient energy use is achieved primarily by means of a more efficient technology or process. Energy efficient buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world’s energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help controlling global emissions of greenhouse gases. Making homes, vehicles, and businesses more energy efficient is seen as a largely untapped solution to addressing global warming, energy security, and fossil fuel depletion.

 

Energy-efficient appliances

Refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves, dishwashers, and clothes washers and dryers, can be designed to reduce the amount of electricity they use. Modern energy efficient refrigerators, for example, use 40 percent less energy than those of 2001. Power management systems also reduce energy usage by idle appliances by turning them off or putting them into a ‘low-energy mode’ after a certain time. Many countries identify energy-efficient appliances using an Energy Star or energy efficiency labels.

 

 

Energy-efficient building

Energy-efficient building design British Geological Survey, William Smith Building achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). The location and surroundings of buildings can help in regulating internal temperature and illumination. For example, trees, landscaping, and hills can provide shade and block wind. In cooler climates, designing buildings with an east-west orientation to increase the number of south-facing windows minimizes energy use, by maximizing passive solar heating. Energy-efficient, well located windows, well-sealed doors, and thermal insulation of walls, basement slabs, and foundations can reduce heat loss by 25 to 50 percent.

 

Award Winning & Industry Recognised for supporting You.

Energy Efficiency Regional Awards 2018

Commended Solar Pv Installer & Contractors 2018 and Consultancy Finalists 2018 

 

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