Sun and wind power high-tech lamp posts

An Irish cleantech firm is installing wind and solar-powered lighting in New York and Chicago. Airsynergy has installed the ‘Intelligent Smart Poles (ISPs)’ in Breezy Point Municipality, Washington Irving Intermediate School and Dobbs Ferry High School in New York, as well as at the Chicago Institute of Technology. The ISP uses a combination of wind and […]

Shopping centre bags serious energy savings

A shopping centre in Northern Ireland has cut its electricity bill by a third after installing energy efficient lighting upgrades. The Kennedy Centre in Belfast had its 26-year old system upgraded – it says the work has resulted in significant savings both in terms of energy consumption and cost, with the payback period estimated to […]

Watt’s winter energy saving tips

As a business owner, do you find that your utility bills dramatically increase during the cold winter months? Here are some simple energy saving tips, that can help you to remain energy efficient during winter and ultimately keep those utility bills low. Heating During the winter it is highly important that your business premises remains at a comfortable […]

Energy efficiency suppliers ‘shaken after Brexit’

The energy efficiency sector has seen supplier confidence continue to fall following Brexit. A new UK Energy Efficiency Trends report, which takes into account trends in supplier order books, staffing, sale prices and government action, reveals supplier confidence dropped 21 points in the first quarter of 2016. It fell below zero for the first time since the […]

Switch to LEDs to save UK council £14m

Bolton Council expects to save millions of pounds on energy bills over 20 years as a result of being energy efficient. More than half of Bolton’s street lamps have been switched to LEDs since the rollout began in April last year. That’s around 15,000 lights in more than 2,000 streets. The project is expected to […]

Philips aims to sell two billion LEDs by 2020

Philips Lighting has set a target to sell more than two billion LEDs by 2020. The company announced its plans at the Clean Energy Ministerial Summit in San Francisco this week and added the goal will include all LED bulbs sold from 2015. The move is expected to save power equivalent to that generated by […]

Energy efficient lighting on trend in UK?

Lighting technologies dominated the energy efficiency market in the UK in the last quarter of 2015. Eight out of 10 consumers chose to install them, according to the Energy Efficiency Verification Specialists (EEVS) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Their ‘Energy Efficiency Trend’ report assessed consumer and supplier market activity in the same period. Solar generation also […]

Indian state to boost energy efficient lighting

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is going to boost energy efficient lighting in the second phase of its Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). This follows the completion of phase one which distributed 56.5 lakh (5,000,000) LED bulbs (0.56). In a scheme taken up earlier, the cost of LED bulbs were dropped from Rs. […]

US firms change lights and cut energy use by 60%

US firms have cut energy usage by 60% by sorting out their car parks! They did this by installing efficient lighting across more than 470 million square feet of parking space in the last year. The 18 firms and organisations involved, have been recognised by the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP). […]

Philips to sell stake in LED arm for $2.8bn

Dutch electronics giant Philips is selling a majority stake in its LED and automotive lighting business. A consortium led by GO Scale Capital has signed an agreement to buy 80.1% interest in the business in a deal worth $2.8 billion (£1.9bn). The new company will continue under the name Lumileds. Philips’ Lighting Solutions business will […]