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POLL SHOWS PUBLIC SUPPORTS RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGY


A recent YouGov poll conducted for the Sunday Times has revealed that the British public strongly support the implementation of renewable technology in order to meet the country’s future energy requirements.


The online poll questioned 1,696 people about what technology should be used for the country’s future energy provision.


Almost three-quarters of those questioned (74 percent) believe that the Government should be looking to use more solar power to meet the nation’s future energy requirements.


Solar was the overwhelming favourite


technology choice for future energy provision amongst those surveyed. Wind power was the second most popular technology, with 56 percent of respondents indicating that they would like to see more wind farms commissioned.


Nuclear energy – which Government appears to be favouring in a bid to fill a quarter of the nation’s generating capacity set to be lost by the end of the decade


– received just 36 percent support from the British public. Fossil fuel generation technologies lagged behind in the poll, with support for coal standing at 16 percent and oil just 10 percent.


When respondents were questioned on whether they support the subsidisation of wind power, 60 percent indicated that they think the Government is right to subsidise wind farms to encourage greater uptake of the technology.


‘When respondents were questioned on whether they support the subsidisation of wind power, 60 percent indicated that they think the Government is right to subsidise wind farms to encourage greater uptake of the technology.’


SOLAR POWERED SOLUTION FROM SUNBELL


Sunbell Italy’s leading designers of interstitial blinds, has introduced an external solar photovoltaic option for their range of battery powered blinds.


The solar panel is designed to improve the performance of the battery by extending to up to six months the period between recharging. Sunbell has also launched a ‘Remote’ control option allowing the user to control up to 12 blinds individually or as a group.


Sunbell blinds are powered by a low-voltage


motorised system with control technology that varies from the simple ‘up and down’ rechargeable battery unit with optional solar cell, to more sophisticated ‘hard wired’ options with remote activation for up to 12 blinds.


For manual control Sunbell offers a simple


tilt only solution operated by a rotating knob linked by a steel cable allowing complete privacy without the need for cords or magnets.


Blinds are designed to provide enhanced


privacy, low maintenance and a reduction in sound intrusion and solar glare. Designed for all types of windows, doors and glass partitions, the Sunbell range includes a choice of stylish aluminum and fabric finishes including total blackout options.


Sealed from dirt, dust and moisture, integral blinds are a hygienic and safe solution; by controlling the diffusion of natural light, they can help to reduce the effect of direct sunlight and heat loss, offering protection from overheating in the summer and thermal insulation in the winter.


Sunbell interstitial blinds are the perfect glazing choice for residential, medical, educational and commercial buildings.


For more details please call 01245 422489, email: info@sunbell.co.uk or visit www.sunbell.it.


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Interestingly, 60 percent of respondents classed as social grade C2DE (representing skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers, state pensioners, casual or lowest grade workers, the unemployed and those on state benefits) supported the subsidisation of wind power, contradicting the much touted argument that those worse off are being forced to foot the bill for renewable technology.


The poll did not ask about the subsidisation


of solar power; but since 18 percent more of the respondents supported solar as opposed to wind, a large number would likely vote in favour.


The survey results will reassure those in the solar industry that the wider public supports the implementation of solar technology to support the future of Britain.


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