Eco Build saw an impressive turnout this year at the Excel Centre. The Marlec team were on hand to exhibit the Solar iBoost, Green Column, Bosch and Hanwha PV Panels and the Rutland 914i. With over 1500 exhibitors this year and a noted increase in numbers on last year Eco Build 2013 was a roaring success. It was great to meet with installers, householders and developers all looking to increase their green credentials and save money on energy.
Solar iBoost launched at Eco Build 2013
The Solar iBoost was mounted on the Marlec stand and generated a lot of interest from householders and installers alike. The Solar iBoost utilises the excess energy generated from your solar PV array and dumps it into your hot water tank therefore reducing the amount of energy required. It transmits a wireless signal from your meter to tell the Solar iBoost to start drawing electricity, this ensures that you only use the energy generated from your solar array. In addition to this money saving technology it also acts as a heating controller to boost your hot water when you run out, it also boasts a backlit LED display to see the amount of energy you have saved. This product will be available in June.
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Marlec also exhibited it's Green Column at Eco Build. The Green Column offers lighting in areas where there is no alternative power source available. The Green Column uses wind and solar energy to charge batteries from which a number of LED lights are run. Green Columns are already in use all over the UK providing lighting for footpaths, playgrounds and car parks. To speak to one of our team about the Green Column call 01536 201588
Our busy boat show stand was complimented by our co-operation with World Cruising Club who featured sailboats that had completed the ARC (Atlantic Rally Cruisers) race over the last few years. The feature provided an interesting and useful perspective for prospective cruisers as a number of skippers were in attendance to answer questions on living aboard.
Over 93,000 people passed through the exhibition over the 9 days of exhibiting despite adverse weather conditions. It was a pleasure to meet customers, old and new, and we look forward to continuing the success we had at the LBS into the rest of 2013.
What are MPPT Regulators?
MPPT regulators (controllers) enable the use of high voltage and thin film solar PV modules for off-grid battery charging for both 12V and 24V applications. These solar controllers allow the user to take advantage of the lower prices of the higher wattage panels, typically used in the on-grid market, to make larger arrays of up to 400W.
The MPPT Regulators are just some of the Morningstar products stocked here at Marlec. Our technical team are here to help you select what's right for your charging system.
Connect a regulator between solar panel and battery to prevent overcharge and provide deep discharge protection. All solar regulators are diode protected to prevent reverse current in darkness and allow other charge sources to same battery.
Last week Jim and Marcin from the Marlec team enjoyed the fine May weather whilst installing 4 of our "Green Column" wind & solar powered street lights here in Corby. The columns for the Danesholme estate were commissioned for Corby Borough Council. Jim commented "It was great to do this install in the sun as there was snow on the ground when we fitted the last ones at Beanfield"
Remote Power Systems
This particular system provides floodlighting for the multi-purpose sports area serving the nearby estate. This enables local children to play basketball and football later into winter evenings. Other installations in the UK use Green Columns for car parks, footpaths and other remote power systems as well as educational purposes.
Significant growth in the solar energy market for homes has had a beneficial impact on costs of the battery charging type of solar panels for boats, caravans and motorhomes.
Solar Panels for Boats
Solar panels enable you to have power wherever you are! Silently and efficiently they convert daylight to energy for your batteries. Whether you are using solar panels for boats, motorhomes or at a remote site for professional uses such as monitoring choose from our range of premium brands to ensure your batteries are always topped up.
Ameresco is the new name for the BP Solar battery charging type of solar pv modules. We secured good stocks of many BP Solar product lines before they ceased manufacturing late in 2011. All warranties are being honoured by BP for their solar panels. The Ameresco product lines are manufactured in the same facility, retain all the quality and certification standards and many are the same dimensions but note that some specifications will change.
These solar cells are ideal for experiments, direct driving small low power devices or low voltage battery charging.
This German designed & manufactured range of semi-flexible solar panels are leaders in their field. The range has been tried and tested in harsh salt water conditions on board ocean going yachts and even on navigation buoys. They incorporate a higher number of solar cells than normal battery charging panels so that their performance is superior owing to cooler running and better low light level output. These specs make them ideal solar panels for boats.
Also see our solar battery charging life range for accessories such as phones, lighting and other leisure applications. Innovative ways using for solar panels for boats
Hanwha SolarOne hosted a group from Marlec at the recent Bolton vs Arsenal match. PV installers, DJK Renewables based in Farnham and PV Solar Installations of Stamford joined members of the Marlec PV grid connect team for an evening of exciting football and hospitality. Stefan Ailer was there to represent Hanwha SolarOne who, as special sponsor for this match nominated Petrov as Man of the Match.
Hanwha SolarOne is the 6th largest PV panel manufacturer in the world, they are a fully integrated manufacturer of solar panels with a clear vested interest in the quality of all the component parts and processes through to final testing. Their reputation is founded on large scale utility scale pv installations in Europe & the USA with “bankable” products. Marlec is their UK representative.
Eco Build 2012 saw another fantastic turnout at the Excel Centre with 1500+ exhibitors this year. All of the Marlec PV Sales team tended our Eco build 2012 stand over the three day exhibition. It was great to meet with installers and discuss the PV market and its adjustment to the feed-in-tariff changes. The overall consensus was positive and the high attendance spoke volumes about the potential of the UK renewables market.
Marlec's Eco Build 2012 Stand
Solar IBoost previewed in Eco Build 2012
Of course getting a feel for the Solar market wasn't the only reason for Marlec's third consecutive return to Eco Build this year saw the launch of two new products manufactured by us. Both the Solar IBoost and PV Remote LED display were demonstrated at Eco Build 2012 and the overall feedback was positive. See below for more details:
Solar IBoost & PV Remote LED Display
London Boat Show is our opportunity at Marlec to talk face to face with customers new and old. This year’s London Boat Show proved to be another busy year on the stand where we launched the new 2012 Marlec Direct catalogue.
The team were presenting the complete range of marine designed Rutland Windchargers from the compact 504 to the latest 914i model. We all enjoy meeting Rutland users in particular as we hear about the voyages around the world and learn so much about the many installations usually undertaken directly by the boat owners.
Special thanks to all those World Cruising Club members who ordered Rutland Windchargers and SunWare Solar panels in preparation for the next ARC. We will be presenting and discussing “On Board Power Management” at the forthcoming ARC Seminar event in March 2012.
Marlec Stand at the London Boat Show