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Lets Get Energized says:
South West Renewable Energy Installer Launches Fuel Cell Product at The National Renovation Centre

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Renewable energy company Ace Energy held the official launch of their partnership with BlueGen manufacturers – Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd during the Mitsubishi Electric Renewables Roadshow.

The event held at the National Renovation Centre on 31st October presented the benefits of combining electricity generating fuel cells with air source heat pumps.

BlueGen is the world’s most efficient, small-scale electricity generator, delivering up to 60 per cent electrical efficiency. BlueGen delivers 13,000 kilowatt-hours of low-emission electricity per year which is the equivalent output of around 12 kWp of solar PV. Being a combined heat and power generator it will also provide 200 litres of domestic hot water per day increasing its efficiencies to 85 per cent. Considering that a power station delivers maximum efficiencies of just 30 per cent BlueGen is a significant development for onsite microgeneration. It has a wide operating range and as it works day and night – through summer and winter – it can be used to balance electricity from intermittent renewable sources such as solar and wind.

Keith Joynes of Ceramic Fuel Cells explained that when installed alongside a heat pump technology like the Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan® significant savings can be made on energy bills. Keith told the Renewable Roadshow audience – which ranged from self-builders and green energy consultants to housing association and local authority executives – that together the two technologies can have a significant impact on reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions. One of the major attractions for the social housing sector is that BlueGen installations and their ongoing maintenance can be fully funded through an ESCO scheme. This means that a residential social landlord can address issues of fuel poverty and pollution without having to meet the costs themselves.

Ace Energy have built a strong working relationship with Mitsubishi Electric since it originally launched Ecodan in the UK seven years ago and are now extending the benefits renewable heating offers by bringing BlueGen to market.

Ace Energy MD Alan Seviour commented:

“We are pleased and proud to be appointed as the regional distributor and installer of BlueGen. This unique technology promises to become a major contributor to the UK energy mix with the capability of providing crucial support of our dwindling electricity supply as aging UK power stations close. We have always been several steps ahead within the energy efficiency marketplace and BlueGen is our latest example of the innovative approach we take in our business. The technology will take an important position within our portfolio of low carbon services and we intend to place it prominently on the green energy map across the areas we cover in the South West of England and the South Wales regions.”

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Vince Adams says:
Dorset Energized at the Sturminster Newton Show Saturday 23rd June

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Come and say hi to the Dorset Energized team at the Sturminster Newton Show, where we’ll have our Nissan LEAF, solar panels, heat pumps, and will be running a questionnaire to assess the local feelings and requirements of Renewable Energy.

Sturminster Newton Show
Saturday 23rd June 2012, 10am – 6pm
Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground, Ricketts Lane 

This is a great family day out with vintage cars and vehicles.
Displays by Stur Steppers Sturminster Newton Majorettes, Zumba, Dog Agility, High School Samba Band and many more. Craft stalls, Refreshments and Beer…
There’s also a tent and plenty to entertain the children!

Entrance: £2 adults; 50p children

We hope to see you there!


Guest Energizer says:
Grand Launch planned for Award-winning Green Energy Centre in Bridport 30th May

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Dorset’s multi-award winning Green Energy Centre is set to open its sixth interactive showroom in the market town of Bridport by hosting visitors at a Grand Launch event.

The event will take place on Wednesday 30th May 2012 between 12.00pm and 6.00pm at 47 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY. The centre has been designed for members of the public to be able to really see and explore the whole range of options available to them, to help reduce their carbon footprints and save hugely on their rising energy bills, and even turn a profit in the process.

Manager of the Bridport Green Energy Centre, Andy Probets, commented: “We are delighted to invite residents and business people of Bridport to the Grand Opening of the brand new Green Energy Centre. Come down and meet our friendly team who are here to really help and advise you. We are even giving the first 100 visitors an exclusive Green Energy Centre goodie bag – so get here as soon as you can!”

The Centre, akin to others in the group, will be a preferred destination for homeowners, allowing them an easy solution to reducing their energy needs by installing the most current sustainable technology. And of course, with energy prices rising by 17% per year, it will be at the forefront of every consumer’s mind as to how to save on their energy bills.

On offer at the Green Energy Centre, will be the latest in Solar PV, a multitude of cost-saving heat pumps, and a distinct variety of insulation options. Green Energy Centre’s Managing Director, Danny Godfrey, said of the new store: “We have taken the spot of the old Tourist Information Office in Bridport, which is a wonderful location. This will give local residents easy access to the latest ‘green’ technology available to them.”

For more information, call 01308 459530 or visit

Posted by Darren Northeast


Lets Get Energized says:
Leigh Park Community Centre Ground Source Heatpump to Power Underfloor Heating

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Wimborne Minster Town Council, Dorset County Council, East Dorset District Council and Leigh Park Community Association helped Leigh Park Community Centre to install a Ground Source Heatpump to power their underfloor heating.

Nature of Project
To use Ground Source Heat Pump to heat Community Building to lower carbon emissions and reduce heating costs to community and public bodies.

The heat pump is a success and is working well. We applied for a grant from LCBP for 50% of the costs of the heat pump. The grant took a long time to apply for and came through 6 weeks after we had paid the contractor so funds had to be used from our reserves. A great deal of information had to be extracted for the grant and as the grant was fixed, the extra, unforeseen costs that were incurred during the installation process had to be born in full by the Council.

Community Involvement
The Community Building is shared between SureStart (60%) and Leigh Park Community Association(40%). Both Groups were consulted on the installation of the heat pump and supported its installation to reduce running costs to both groups and lower their carbon footprint.

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