[:en]We keep a close eye on great innovations and visionary organisations / individuals in the energy world, and just recently stumbled across a company with an amazing vision in solar energy.

Have you ever considered the possibility that one day all our roads, motorways, and car parks could all be made of solar panels? Well if this company gets their way, that idea might not be as ridiculous as it sounds. I’m talking about a US company called Solar Roadways. In 2009, they won a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build a prototype of the first ever solar road panel.

They’ve progressed and learned a lot since then. Their idea is to start small with driveways, paths and car parks. Once they’ve perfected it on a small scale, then they can start rolling it out on a large scale, replacing roads and highways everywhere. They believe it would end our dependency on fossil fuels all together.

Aside from storing energy for our homes and offices etc, we could also charge up and run electric vehicles on such roads. Imagine supermarket and fast food chain car parks made of solar panels. You could park your electric vehicle in the car park and charge it up while you’re doing your stuff. They even envisage a time when your car could be charged by the road as you drive along!

They’ve just entered the GE Ecomagination $200m challenge. Might be worth voting for them. See what you think![:es]We keep a close eye on great innovations and visionary organisations / individuals in the energy world, and just recently stumbled across a company with an amazing vision in solar energy.

Have you ever considered the possibility that one day all our roads, motorways, and car parks could all be made of solar panels? Well if this company gets their way, that idea might not be as ridiculous as it sounds. I’m talking about a US company called Solar Roadways. In 2009, they won a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build a prototype of the first ever solar road panel.

They’ve progressed and learned a lot since then. Their idea is to start small with driveways, paths and car parks. Once they’ve perfected it on a small scale, then they can start rolling it out on a large scale, replacing roads and highways everywhere. They believe it would end our dependency on fossil fuels all together.

Aside from storing energy for our homes and offices etc, we could also charge up and run electric vehicles on such roads. Imagine supermarket and fast food chain car parks made of solar panels. You could park your electric vehicle in the car park and charge it up while you’re doing your stuff. They even envisage a time when your car could be charged by the road as you drive along!

They’ve just entered the GE Ecomagination $200m challenge. Might be worth voting for them. See what you think![:no]We keep a close eye on great innovations and visionary organisations / individuals in the energy world, and just recently stumbled across a company with an amazing vision in solar energy.

Have you ever considered the possibility that one day all our roads, motorways, and car parks could all be made of solar panels? Well if this company gets their way, that idea might not be as ridiculous as it sounds. I’m talking about a US company called Solar Roadways. In 2009, they won a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build a prototype of the first ever solar road panel.

They’ve progressed and learned a lot since then. Their idea is to start small with driveways, paths and car parks. Once they’ve perfected it on a small scale, then they can start rolling it out on a large scale, replacing roads and highways everywhere. They believe it would end our dependency on fossil fuels all together.

Aside from storing energy for our homes and offices etc, we could also charge up and run electric vehicles on such roads. Imagine supermarket and fast food chain car parks made of solar panels. You could park your electric vehicle in the car park and charge it up while you’re doing your stuff. They even envisage a time when your car could be charged by the road as you drive along!

They’ve just entered the GE Ecomagination $200m challenge. Might be worth voting for them. See what you think!
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I think everyone agrees that watching Spain winning the world cup was just fantastic. However, it’s good to see that Spain are world beaters in something other than football (and tennis, cycling, grand prix!)…..any guesses?

Spain has just overtaken the US as the biggest generator of solar power in the world with the opening of the world’s largest solar plant in Badajoz. The plant, named La Florida, is about the size of 77 football pitches and generates about 50 megawatts of power.

Not only is Spain doing great things on its own soil but Obama has also just approved a financing deal for a far bigger solar plant to be built in Arizona that will be built and operated by the Spanish company, Abengoa Solar Inc.

Spain is continuing to invest heavily in renewable energy which is great news because it still has to import the vast majority of its energy to fulfil its requirements, which we of course have to pay for. Keep up the good work Spain!

Have you seen the LED light?

As we evolve here at Oasis from being a company that specialises in heating/cooling solutions to a total energy solutions company, we are obviously focusing more and more on how to save our clients money in the long run. We’re not a consultancy, we still install air conditioning, all types of heating, and electricity but underpinning everything we do is the aim to save our clients running costs through energy efficient solutions. As such, we are now also helping clients with ‘illumination’.

The standard ‘green’ bulbs otherwise known as CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) are not ‘green’ at all. They contain mercury (highly toxic substance) and should be disposed of accordingly, but unfortunately they just end up in rubbish dumps in the ground. It’s horrendous.

There are far better types of bulbs on the market now, namely LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs. LED has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and can fulfil any need you have, from outside garden lights to cosy indoor lights with dimmer switches. They are significantly more expensive than both standard tungsten bulbs and CFL bulbs, but the benefit in terms of return on investment far outweighs any issue regarding initial cost. One study by Panasonic showed that their home 60W LED bulb would last about 19 years, based on daily average use of 5.5 hours a day.

An article in today’s Telegraph highlights the development and benefits of LED bulbs: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/greenproperty/7873021/Green-property-energy-efficient-bulbs.html

We advise, supply and install LED bulbs (installation help only required for large scale illumination requirements).

[:en]With energy efficiency at the heart of everything we do at Oasis, we are very curious to get a better understanding of the general attitudes of homeowners here in Andalucia towards energy in general.

With that in mind, we have decided to do a short survey to firstly gain a better understanding of the levels of awareness regarding energy, the reasons for energy price increases and the options available to protect oneself. Secondly, we’re keen to understand more about the actions taken – or not, as the case may be – by those who are aware of the challenges ahead combined with the options available.

Increasingly, we find ourselves helping clients come up with solutions to complex challenges. Whether it’s providing the most cost effective solution for powering an entire property or whether it’s providing the most energy efficient and cost effective means for their heating/cooling requirements, our clients’ concerns indicate that escalating energy prices are becoming more of an issue.

However, to what extent energy has really become as issue on people’s minds is not clear to us yet. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this very short survey. We don’t require any contact details unless you are interested in receiving the results in our newsletter, which you can sign up for in the right hand column of this site.

Please click here to go to our survey:

[:es]With energy efficiency at the heart of everything we do at Oasis, we are very curious to get a better understanding of the general attitudes of homeowners here in Andalucia towards energy in general.

With that in mind, we have decided to do a short survey to firstly gain a better understanding of the levels of awareness regarding energy, the reasons for energy price increases and the options available to protect oneself. Secondly, we’re keen to understand more about the actions taken – or not, as the case may be – by those who are aware of the challenges ahead combined with the options available.

Increasingly, we find ourselves helping clients come up with solutions to complex challenges. Whether it’s providing the most cost effective solution for powering an entire property or whether it’s providing the most energy efficient and cost effective means for their heating/cooling requirements, our clients’ concerns indicate that escalating energy prices are becoming more of an issue.

However, to what extent energy has really become as issue on people’s minds is not clear to us yet. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this very short survey. We don’t require any contact details unless you are interested in receiving the results in our newsletter, which you can sign up for in the right hand column of this site.

Please click here to go to our survey:

http://www.oasissolutions.es/more/surveys/

[:no]With energy efficiency at the heart of everything we do at Oasis, we are very curious to get a better understanding of the general attitudes of homeowners here in Andalucia towards energy in general.

With that in mind, we have decided to do a short survey to firstly gain a better understanding of the levels of awareness regarding energy, the reasons for energy price increases and the options available to protect oneself. Secondly, we’re keen to understand more about the actions taken – or not, as the case may be – by those who are aware of the challenges ahead combined with the options available.

Increasingly, we find ourselves helping clients come up with solutions to complex challenges. Whether it’s providing the most cost effective solution for powering an entire property or whether it’s providing the most energy efficient and cost effective means for their heating/cooling requirements, our clients’ concerns indicate that escalating energy prices are becoming more of an issue.

However, to what extent energy has really become as issue on people’s minds is not clear to us yet. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this very short survey. We don’t require any contact details unless you are interested in receiving the results in our newsletter, which you can sign up for in the right hand column of this site.

Please click here to go to our survey:

http://www.oasissolutions.es/more/surveys/

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[:en]We keep a close eye on great innovations and visionary organisations / individuals in the energy world, and just recently stumbled across a company with an amazing vision in solar energy.

Have you ever considered the possibility that one day all our roads, motorways, and car parks could all be made of solar panels? Well if this company gets their way, that idea might not be as ridiculous as it sounds. I’m talking about a US company called Solar Roadways. In 2009, they won a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build a prototype of the first ever solar road panel.

They’ve progressed and learned a lot since then. Their idea is to start small with driveways, paths and car parks. Once they’ve perfected it on a small scale, then they can start rolling it out on a large scale, replacing roads and highways everywhere. They believe it would end our dependency on fossil fuels all together.

Aside from storing energy for our homes and offices etc, we could also charge up and run electric vehicles on such roads. Imagine supermarket and fast food chain car parks made of solar panels. You could park your electric vehicle in the car park and charge it up while you’re doing your stuff. They even envisage a time when your car could be charged by the road as you drive along!

They’ve just entered the GE Ecomagination $200m challenge. Might be worth voting for them. See what you think![:es]We keep a close eye on great innovations and visionary organisations / individuals in the energy world, and just recently stumbled across a company with an amazing vision in solar energy.

Have you ever considered the possibility that one day all our roads, motorways, and car parks could all be made of solar panels? Well if this company gets their way, that idea might not be as ridiculous as it sounds. I’m talking about a US company called Solar Roadways. In 2009, they won a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build a prototype of the first ever solar road panel.

They’ve progressed and learned a lot since then. Their idea is to start small with driveways, paths and car parks. Once they’ve perfected it on a small scale, then they can start rolling it out on a large scale, replacing roads and highways everywhere. They believe it would end our dependency on fossil fuels all together.

Aside from storing energy for our homes and offices etc, we could also charge up and run electric vehicles on such roads. Imagine supermarket and fast food chain car parks made of solar panels. You could park your electric vehicle in the car park and charge it up while you’re doing your stuff. They even envisage a time when your car could be charged by the road as you drive along!

They’ve just entered the GE Ecomagination $200m challenge. Might be worth voting for them. See what you think![:no]We keep a close eye on great innovations and visionary organisations / individuals in the energy world, and just recently stumbled across a company with an amazing vision in solar energy.

Have you ever considered the possibility that one day all our roads, motorways, and car parks could all be made of solar panels? Well if this company gets their way, that idea might not be as ridiculous as it sounds. I’m talking about a US company called Solar Roadways. In 2009, they won a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build a prototype of the first ever solar road panel.

They’ve progressed and learned a lot since then. Their idea is to start small with driveways, paths and car parks. Once they’ve perfected it on a small scale, then they can start rolling it out on a large scale, replacing roads and highways everywhere. They believe it would end our dependency on fossil fuels all together.

Aside from storing energy for our homes and offices etc, we could also charge up and run electric vehicles on such roads. Imagine supermarket and fast food chain car parks made of solar panels. You could park your electric vehicle in the car park and charge it up while you’re doing your stuff. They even envisage a time when your car could be charged by the road as you drive along!

They’ve just entered the GE Ecomagination $200m challenge. Might be worth voting for them. See what you think!
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I think everyone agrees that watching Spain winning the world cup was just fantastic. However, it’s good to see that Spain are world beaters in something other than football (and tennis, cycling, grand prix!)…..any guesses?

Spain has just overtaken the US as the biggest generator of solar power in the world with the opening of the world’s largest solar plant in Badajoz. The plant, named La Florida, is about the size of 77 football pitches and generates about 50 megawatts of power.

Not only is Spain doing great things on its own soil but Obama has also just approved a financing deal for a far bigger solar plant to be built in Arizona that will be built and operated by the Spanish company, Abengoa Solar Inc.

Spain is continuing to invest heavily in renewable energy which is great news because it still has to import the vast majority of its energy to fulfil its requirements, which we of course have to pay for. Keep up the good work Spain!

Have you seen the LED light?

As we evolve here at Oasis from being a company that specialises in heating/cooling solutions to a total energy solutions company, we are obviously focusing more and more on how to save our clients money in the long run. We’re not a consultancy, we still install air conditioning, all types of heating, and electricity but underpinning everything we do is the aim to save our clients running costs through energy efficient solutions. As such, we are now also helping clients with ‘illumination’.

The standard ‘green’ bulbs otherwise known as CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) are not ‘green’ at all. They contain mercury (highly toxic substance) and should be disposed of accordingly, but unfortunately they just end up in rubbish dumps in the ground. It’s horrendous.

There are far better types of bulbs on the market now, namely LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs. LED has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and can fulfil any need you have, from outside garden lights to cosy indoor lights with dimmer switches. They are significantly more expensive than both standard tungsten bulbs and CFL bulbs, but the benefit in terms of return on investment far outweighs any issue regarding initial cost. One study by Panasonic showed that their home 60W LED bulb would last about 19 years, based on daily average use of 5.5 hours a day.

An article in today’s Telegraph highlights the development and benefits of LED bulbs: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/greenproperty/7873021/Green-property-energy-efficient-bulbs.html

We advise, supply and install LED bulbs (installation help only required for large scale illumination requirements).

[:en]With energy efficiency at the heart of everything we do at Oasis, we are very curious to get a better understanding of the general attitudes of homeowners here in Andalucia towards energy in general.

With that in mind, we have decided to do a short survey to firstly gain a better understanding of the levels of awareness regarding energy, the reasons for energy price increases and the options available to protect oneself. Secondly, we’re keen to understand more about the actions taken – or not, as the case may be – by those who are aware of the challenges ahead combined with the options available.

Increasingly, we find ourselves helping clients come up with solutions to complex challenges. Whether it’s providing the most cost effective solution for powering an entire property or whether it’s providing the most energy efficient and cost effective means for their heating/cooling requirements, our clients’ concerns indicate that escalating energy prices are becoming more of an issue.

However, to what extent energy has really become as issue on people’s minds is not clear to us yet. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this very short survey. We don’t require any contact details unless you are interested in receiving the results in our newsletter, which you can sign up for in the right hand column of this site.

Please click here to go to our survey:

[:es]With energy efficiency at the heart of everything we do at Oasis, we are very curious to get a better understanding of the general attitudes of homeowners here in Andalucia towards energy in general.

With that in mind, we have decided to do a short survey to firstly gain a better understanding of the levels of awareness regarding energy, the reasons for energy price increases and the options available to protect oneself. Secondly, we’re keen to understand more about the actions taken – or not, as the case may be – by those who are aware of the challenges ahead combined with the options available.

Increasingly, we find ourselves helping clients come up with solutions to complex challenges. Whether it’s providing the most cost effective solution for powering an entire property or whether it’s providing the most energy efficient and cost effective means for their heating/cooling requirements, our clients’ concerns indicate that escalating energy prices are becoming more of an issue.

However, to what extent energy has really become as issue on people’s minds is not clear to us yet. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this very short survey. We don’t require any contact details unless you are interested in receiving the results in our newsletter, which you can sign up for in the right hand column of this site.

Please click here to go to our survey:

http://www.oasissolutions.es/more/surveys/

[:no]With energy efficiency at the heart of everything we do at Oasis, we are very curious to get a better understanding of the general attitudes of homeowners here in Andalucia towards energy in general.

With that in mind, we have decided to do a short survey to firstly gain a better understanding of the levels of awareness regarding energy, the reasons for energy price increases and the options available to protect oneself. Secondly, we’re keen to understand more about the actions taken – or not, as the case may be – by those who are aware of the challenges ahead combined with the options available.

Increasingly, we find ourselves helping clients come up with solutions to complex challenges. Whether it’s providing the most cost effective solution for powering an entire property or whether it’s providing the most energy efficient and cost effective means for their heating/cooling requirements, our clients’ concerns indicate that escalating energy prices are becoming more of an issue.

However, to what extent energy has really become as issue on people’s minds is not clear to us yet. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate two minutes of your time to complete this very short survey. We don’t require any contact details unless you are interested in receiving the results in our newsletter, which you can sign up for in the right hand column of this site.

Please click here to go to our survey:

http://www.oasissolutions.es/more/surveys/

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