Electrical Contracting News (ECN) ECN-Nov2017 - Page 12

7newstarters... and thewebsite towatch! INDUSTRY NEWS Beginning with seven core products, the Emelux website will be expanded month-on-month to include products needed on every type of lighting project, covering interior and exterior areas, commercial, education, industrial and even domestic applications to provide general lighting, corridor lighting, stairwell lighting and standard and emergency lighting. All Emelux products will be available with a next day delivery meaning they can complete a project even when design and purchase decisions are left until the last minute. Emelux products are tested and selected to provide high quality, competitively priced lighting equipment to comply with the relevant British and European safety standards and are CE marked. Visit www.emelux.co.uk for regular and comprehensive product details, and for sales and for any further information, including photometric details, please contact: sales@emelux.co.uk REO UK URGES RENEWABLE ENERGY REFORM Halo Cirrus LED circular surface and suspended luminaires LED circular amenity luminaires Discus Stratos LED circular luminaires LED square amenity luminaires Power quality specialist REO UK is urging businesses to reconsider their relationship with renewable energy. The company has released a whitepaper exploring the state of the renewable energy sector and argues that the time is ripe for organisations to think about how they can overcome problems such as the changes to feed-in tariffs, power quality problems, planning permission and the threat from cheap imports of renewable technology. The paper explores the growth of the renewable sector, including recent figures indicating that 2016 was a record year for the installation of renewable power. According to the paper, a total of 161GW was added to the world’s capacity, with solar power leading the way. The paper looks at some of the alternative schemes and models of renewable-energy sourcing available to businesses. It also explores the ongoing challenge of planning permission, power quality and the threat of cheap imports of heavily subsidised renewable solar panels from China. “Along with a change of approach to renewable energy models, business leaders must also consider the quality of the renewable equipment they buy,” explained Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK. “We’ve written this whitepaper to inform business leaders thinking about adopting renewable technologies as part of the wider initiative to go green. Although larger businesses have had the resources to try their hand at renewable technologies for many years now, renewables have only recently offered a financially viable and strategically sustainable alternative to fossil fuels,” said Steve. Arrow STIRLING FIRM SELECTED FOR PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW LED batten luminaires Electrical firm Moray Robertson Electrical Services (MRES) has been selected for the Parliamentary Review, an independent guide which showcases the UK’s top businesses. The company is one of 11 businesses chosen to feature in the Energy edition of the 2017 review. The publication is sent to more than 500,000 leading policymakers and business executives in an effort to raise industry standards by sharing best practice. MRES was established five years ago by husband and wife team Moray and Cherene Robertson. MRES founder “It’s a real honour for us to appear in the Moray Robertson Parliamentary Review, which is read by thousands of industry experts,” said Moray. “Our aim was to build an honest, reliable company with a solid and dedicated team and we are pleased to have achieved that and be singled out as an example of best practice.” The firm features in the first Parliamentary Review of the Energy Sector which demonstrates the progress being made by UK businesses to battle climate change and energy waste. It includes a foreword from Prime Minister Theresa May and three pages focusing on MRES’ services, which include commercial and industrial electrical installation. The journal details the firm’s work in the renewable energy sector and its investment in new offices and training academy to grow the business. “It has never been more important for government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum,” commented Sir Eric Pickles, chairman of the review. “It is a vital time to share best practice and progress.” Daniel Yossman, the review’s director, added, “Moray Robertson Electrical Services and other hardworking organisations have come together to make this year’s review possible. “Sharing knowledge and insight with peers and government is essential work and I am delighted this year’s review will reach every corner of the British economy.” Stave LED batten luminaires Spear LED batten luminaires (continuous system) www.emelux.co.uk the website to watch 12 | November2017