Energy exhibition to be held at Thainstone

A free annual exhibition that showcases energy efficiency in the home and workplace will take place in Inverurie next weekend.

The Natural Energy Show, now in its sixth year, will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, September 20 at 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 show, north-east installers have a unique opportunity to showcase their services and by attending, residents can help stimulate the local economy.”

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 Laurencekirk, Burn Lane car park, Inverurie and the Lido car park in Peterhead.

22kW chargers will be installed in Ellon in the coming months.

Both the exhibition and talks are free to attend and free parking is available.