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BetaTalk is the recent winner of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2020 communication category “which recognises an organisation who has done most to enhance awareness or championed positive change for renewables or clean technology with key opinion formers: parliament, government or the public”Nathan Gambling known as BetaTeach on Twitter discusses energy and the transition to low carbon technologies such as solar thermal and heat pumps with some of the best renewable engineers. He is uni ...
 
Spark Club brings entrepreneurs in the energy field together with a common objective, to build energy businesses. We draw on each others experience to support, learn and grow energy businesses. The podcasts are hosted by Grant McDowell and are recordings of our Fireside chat with leaders in the energy transition.
 
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Evacuated tube collectors or solar thermal flat plate? This is a very common question in the solar thermal industry. Eccentrically enough, several people weigh in, and take different sides. Like a Red Sox vs Yankees kind of rivalry, it is an intense debate. In the end, it relies on the job you are working on – the roof, the climate, your budget, an…
 
John Cantor has been working with heat pumps since the late 70s and with refrigeration much earlier. He wrote his book along with Gavin DJ Harper (one of the BetaTalk guest battery experts) back in 2010 just before the renewable heat incentive came into play. He is joined by regular guests Ken and Steve who are big fans of John's pioneering work. I…
 
Decarbonising heat is a world wide challenge and Nathan had a conversation with Nate in Virginia USA to see what is going on over there. Season 4 has a short bulletin at the end of each episode where Nathan and the Welsh Government Optimised Retrofit team listen to coal face engineers to learn about any issues and barriers they think they may face …
 
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In this episode Nathan chats to his friend Colin King from Sero group who manage the Welsh Governments Optimised Retrofit programme and are season 4 sponsor of BetaTalk. Colin spent time at the BRE and is highly regarded voice within retrofit. He helped develop the PAS 2035 standards which came about from the Each Home Counts review. Nathan is also…
 
Our geothermal DIY kits are able to provide both heating and cooling, offering the homeowners greater range of flexibility. We at 123 Zero Energy specialize in offering highly efficient geothermal DIY kits that harvest the solar energy absorbed by earth. Our geothermal DIY packages include horizontal loop, vertical loop, pond loop and well water. F…
 
Do you want your solar system to ensure you continual power supply keeping tied to the local grid and earn you free energy except at the time of excess energy consumption and low energy generation? 123 Zero Energy has in stock complete solar grid tie systems using Enphase Micro inverters for ease of expansion at any time. https://www.123zeroenergy.…
 
This is a particularly exciting Spark Club podcast as Danny Kennedy and Saul Griffith join us live at Fishburners to share their views on the future of the electrification of everything. We cover the big levers needed to deliver bold ambitions in reducing carbon emissions. Wartime language helps describe the urgency and scale of the challenge to el…
 
We have a great chat with regular guest Steve about a solar thermal hybrid system he has recently commissioned for a customer. In the bulletin at the end we speak with Paul, a past president at the CIPHE about any barriers into renewables and retrofit. Sign up to the email at http://www.betateach.co.uk/ to learn more about Steve and other engineers…
 
Generally, a solar vacuum tube is perfect for applications like heating water and space in the Northern climates. Solar evacuated tubes work really well for solar pool heating purposes as they can be able to heat the pool even if the weather is cloudy. They provide enormous heat energy for heating pool, water and space even when the outside tempera…
 
Are you looking for pre-sized and quick to install DIY geothermal kits, geothermal systems or geothermal packages to save on your energy bills? 123 Zero Energy brings you completely affordable geothermal kits for ground and well loop with outstanding coefficient performance. To check the models of DIY geothermal kits available with us, consider cal…
 
Commercial solar water heaters are considered as the feasible solar investment for commercial applications. Unlike residential solar water heating systems, commercial solar heating kits have much larger demand. The demands remain steady throughout the year. They are considered as the important investment for companies that use hot water and industr…
 
Join James P and James C from Elite, a renewable and gas installation company based in Hull. We hear about their experience with the green homes grant and the renewable heat incentive and the uptake of heat pumps. James P comes from the PV industry and we learn how he teamed up with partner James from the gas boiler industry. We also chat with Lee …
 
Geothermal heating systems have grown popularity throughout Canada and the USA. 123 Zero Energy provides geothermal heating systems that deliver outstanding COP – Coefficient of Performance of 5 times of more. Our geothermal heating systems work well in both northern and southern climates. For more information, please visit our website at https://w…
 
Geothermal heating systems have grown popularity throughout Canada and the USA. 123 Zero Energy provides geothermal heating systems that deliver outstanding COP – Coefficient of Performance of 5 times of more. Our geothermal heating systems work well in both northern and southern climates. For more information, please visit our website at https://w…
 
When it comes to searching for an energy-efficient and environment friendly heating alternative to your swimming pool, you should look no further than a solar vacuum tube pool heating system. It can be the right solution to keep your pool water warm. Solar heaters help in converting sunlight into solar energy and increasing temperature of pool wate…
 
Spark Club is hosting Live Events again! We will hear from Marija Petkovic from Energy Synapse about the Demand Response rule change to come in on the 24th October 2021. Grant McDowell interviews Marija to explore the global context for Demand Response and the impact the rule change will have on commercial industrial electricity consumers, retailer…
 
Solar water heaters are considered as the right alternative for water heating in residential premises. If you’re looking to use a solar water heater in the Northern climates, it requires some sorts of protection against freezing. It can be done by means of a drain back where the water drains back into the house during the night to protect against f…
 
Looking for an affordable option of having year-round swimming? 123 Zero Energy specializes in providing solar heating kits including geothermal heating for pools to heat your swimming pool water in harmony with nature.For immediate availability, please browse through our website at https://www.123zeroenergy.com/pricing/geo-thermal.html…
 
In part 1 we heard Steve's common heat pump mistakes now we get to hear from another #betatalk heat architect Si Poskett. It's worth remembering heat pumps are just the heat source on a system, rather like a boiler is the heat source on a system. It is understanding the system as a whole which is the important part. If you wish to learn about hydro…
 
Heat Pumps are fantastic technology. They first trialed in homes in 1948. But they do have to be installed and used correctly. In the first episode we listen to Steve, one of the BetaTalk Heat Architects. In the second episode we listen to Si Poskett another BetaTalk Heat Architect Want to learn all about hydronics to help you in your profession? W…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Laplace (1749-1827) who was a giant in the world of mathematics both before and after the French Revolution. He addressed one of the great questions of his age, raised but side-stepped by Newton: was the Solar System stable, or would the planets crash into the Sun, as it appeared Jupiter might, or even spin away like…
 
Guardian Energy Management Solutions is an energy management company that provides turn-key solutions and services for commercial, industrial and municipal building operators that wish to reduce their energy consumption through energy efficiency projects. https://em2u.podbean.com/By ENERGYMATTERS2U
 
Solar vacuum tubes have been around since the early 1900s. But the use of solar vacuum tube in solar water heating is relatively new. When it comes to using a solar vacuum tube heating system, you must be careful as the temperatures of vacuum tubes can be as much as two times higher. This means, you need to address the overheating requirements prop…
 
Nathan talks to Victor Hyman who is the executive director of climate care, a cooperative of around 30 HVAC contractors in Ontario Canada, and Robin Curtis who has been involved with ground and water source heat pumps for many moons. This episode covers some history of GSHP as well as discussing what open loop and closed loop systems are both in wa…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the devastating mass extinctions of the Late Devonian Period, roughly 370 million years ago, when around 70 percent of species disappeared. Scientists are still trying to establish exactly what happened, when and why, but this was not as sudden as when an asteroid hits Earth. The Devonian Period had seen the first tr…
 
Do you want your solar system to ensure you continual power supply keeping tied to the local grid and earn you free energy except at the time of excess energy consumption and low energy generation? 123 Zero Energy has in stock complete solar grid tie systems using Enphase Micro inverters for ease of expansion at any time. https://www.123zeroenergy.…
 
Nathan discusses how he thinks LA's will need to know who the good engineers are and how the self employed may not want to become MCS. He also introduces us to BetaTeach, the methodology needed for effective training and how LA's, Manufacturers and Associations can all pledge their support.By Nathan Gambling BetaTeach
 
Are you a swimming pool owner? If yes, then you must be aware of the costs associated with heating swimming pools. Currently, swimming pool owners are saving $1000 in a year on pool heating costs by using solar collectors nevertheless its spring, fall or winter. These systems are able to deliver pay back within a couple of pool seasons depending on…
 
Local Area Energy Plans are something this seasons sponsors Energy Systems Catapult are keen to promote. Different parts of the country will require different stratagies to decarbonise heat, distribute power and organise transport. In the episode Nathan talks to community hero John Talylor who is involved with Greater South East Energy Hub, one of …
 
Clean Peak Energy helps use your building for thermal energy storage to dramatically reduce energy consumption and peak-demand costs. Thermal energy storage technology harnesses the thermal mass of large commercial office buildings to drive 15% to 30% savings in electricity costs with zero capital construction costs.…
 
Agile tariffs, wholesale electricity price, peak and off peak electricity are some of the themes being discussed here with Nathan's guests Helen and Karalos from https://www.evergreenenergy.co.uk/ and Leah from https://www.yourenergyyourway.co.uk/ Nathan is talking to Evergreen Energy about the Homely device, a thermostat which monitors electricity…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the outstanding French mathematicians and natural philosophers of the 18th Century, celebrated across Europe. Emilie du Châtelet, 1706-49, created a translation of Newton’s Principia from Latin into French that helped spread the light of mathematics on the emerging science, and her own book Institutions de Phy…
 
Are you looking to purchase the solar vacuum tube collectors? If yes, then you should look no further than SunRain solar evacuated tube collectors. SunRain is the leading manufacturer of solar vacuum tube collectors and is the Original Equipment Manufacturer for North American companies like Silicon Solar and SunMaxx. However, SunRain evacuated tub…
 
123 Zero Energy is here with a large stock of solar PV systems you may need to participate in the Manitoba Hydro solar program! Are you a Manitoban looking to adopt or switch to solar PV in Manitoba programs? To grab on to the attractive solar rebates offered in Manitoba, check out our Solar PV systems on offer! https://www.123zeroenergy.com/manito…
 
In the first episode after betatalk won the British Renewable Energy Awards communication category Nathan is joined by two of his favourite engineers Steve and Steve. Along for the ride is Dominic representing the consumer perspective but who ls has vast experience regarding heat loss measurement and building fabric. Topics and themes discussed are…
 
123 Zero Energy is one of the certified solar companies in Winnipeg, Manitoba providing turnkey solar installations and geothermal installations for attractive Provincial tax incentives. Our solar installers in Manitoba are insured for carrying out both domestic and commercial installations throughout Canada. https://www.123zeroenergy.com/how-it-wo…
 
123 Zero Energy brings you completely affordable geothermal kits for ground and well loop with outstanding coefficient performance. To check the models of DIY geothermal kits available with us, consider calling us at +1(800) 317-9054. https://www.123zeroenergy.com/sizing-geothermal-system.htmlBy homeenergysolution
 
Bartholomew Lighting focuses on increasing the value of lighting retrofit projects beyond energy savings to include multiple non-energy benefits of improved occupant health, productivity, and a revitalized working/living environment through design. This would increase the value of the retrofit investment by providing turn-key lighting systems that …
 
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