The Natural Energy Show, now in its sixth year, will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, September 20 at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
The show provides an opportunity for home owners and businesses to meet installers of renewable energy systems to discuss individual requirements.
Providers of energy efficiency products such as insulation, draught-proofing and replacement doors and windows will also be available to consult alongside architects specialising in low carbon homes and building renovation.
Talks will be taking place throughout the day on available technologies and support schemes such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RH) and Feed-in Tariffs for renewable electricity generation.
Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC), Councillor Peter Argyle, said
By exhibiting at the Natural Energy Show, north-east installers have a unique opportunity to showcase their services and by attending, residents can help stimulate the local economy.
Aberdeenshire Council’s continued support for the Natural Energy Show demonstrates its long-term commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
We can best achieve these goals by encouraging people to adopt energy efficiency measures and install renewable energy solutions where practical.
Aberdeenshire Council sustainable development officer, Eric Wells, said
We had an excellent turn-out at last year’s show and we are looking forward to welcoming even more visitors this year.
Following the launch of the Domestic RHI earlier this year, there has been increased interest from homeowners who are looking to benefit from payments made to those who install renewable heating systems such as wood fuel boilers and ground and air-source heat pumps.
The latest electric vehicles will also be on display for those commuters concerned about the environmental effects of traditionally-fuelled cars as well as the increasing cost of petrol and diesel.
A programme to increase the number of available charging units for electric vehicles is underway in Aberdeenshire.
Chargers have already been installed at the Robson car park, Laurencekirk, Burn Lane car park, Inverurie and Lido car park, Peterhead.
22kW chargers will be installed in Ellon and Huntly in the coming months and further 50kW points will be introduced in Braemar, Aboyne and Alford in 2015.
Manufacturers typically suggest one hour charging on a 22kW unit and 20-30 minutes on a 50kW unit although these times will vary depending on the vehicle, battery size and type of charging head.
Both the exhibition and talks are free to attend and free parking is available.
For more information or if you are interested in exhibiting at the show, please contact Eric Wells on (01224) 664734 or email@example.com