CDS Electrical who sponsored 'Pevensey and Westham - Under 12's' for the 2014 - 2015 season are happy to announce continued support for the club with sponsorship continuing on for the next season.
Imagine Steve Jobs walking out onto the stage in January of 2007, holding up the never-before-seen iPhone, and saying, “It’s a phone!” Of course, he didn’t do that. Instead, Jobs boasted of launching three new products at once: a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a mobile phone, and an Internet communications device. Since then, the iPhone has become so much more.
Likewise, the Amazon Echo isn’t just a speaker. It’s early days, so I won’t compare the potential of the voice-controlled device to the iPhone. But the Echo, backed by an artificial intelligence platform named Alexa, is much more than just another Bluetooth speaker. With Alexa’s smarts, the device is also a personal assistant, a smart home controller and beyond.
Whether you’ve already got an Echo or you’re considering a purchase, this in-depth guide will show you how to get the most out of this year’s surprise tech hit.
Alexa in the newest virtual personal assistant. Voice-activated personal assistant technology might not be new, but Amazon’s approach differs from the competition. While Apple, Google, and Microsoft use their voice assistants to lock users into their various ecosystems, Amazon has a different endgame in mind — the online retailer wants its users to subscribe to Amazon Prime and make as many of their purchases through the site as possible.
#amazon #amazonecho #alexa #personalassistant
Europe’s biggest ever floating solar panel project is currently being set up on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in Walton. More than 23,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels will be floated on the reservoir as part of Thames Water’s plan to self-generate a third of its own energy by 2020.
The pontoon will cover around a tenth of the whole reservoir – enough to cover the entire pitch at Wembley Stadium EIGHT times. Councillor Andrew Kelly said it was a "great idea": “Renewable energy is always welcome, but in this case, especially so,” he said.
“It’s an innovative use of a reservoir and a great model for others to follow. And because of where it is, it’s hidden and causes no visual damage to the area.”
The low carbon, renewable energy produced will be used to help power a nearby water treatment works which, it is planned, will put "downward pressure" on customer bills. It will have a total installed peak capacity of 6.3 megawatts and is expected to generate 5.8m kilowatt hours in its first year – equivalent to the annual consumption of around 1,800 homes. It is hoped installation will be finished by the end of March and the solar panels will be operational soon afterwards.
The Queen Elizabeth II reservoir was commissioned in 1962 and has a capacity of 19.6 megalitres of water with a surface area of 128.3 hectares and a perimeter of 4.3km. Lightsource, a leading European solar energy company, is managing the installation and will oversee the deployment of more than 61,000 floats and 177 anchors, which will provide the floating platform for the solar array.
#solarpanels #solarpv #solarphotos #renewableenergy #floatingsolar
UK cities are to begin allowing electric card drivers to use the designated bus lanes, as a part of the government drive to encourage the uptake of cleaner vehicles on Britain's roads.
The new scheme which was announced by the Department of Transport on Monday 25th January 2016 will follow in the footsteps of Norway. Milton Keynes and Derby are two such cities which will be benefiting from the change.
Electric cars are seen as a key way for the UK to meet is carbon budgets and cut the illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution that emits from cities around the UK.
The number of electric cars registered in the UK in 2015 was double that of the year before. 9,934 electric cars were registered in 2015; which in the grand scheme of things is still pretty small compared to sales of combustion engine cars.
#vehiclecharging #electric #gogreen
On Sunday 6th March 2016, Corin Dudley; the Managing Director of CDS Electrical will be participating in the Eastbourne Half Marathon.
He is running to raise money for the Chestnut Tree House charity, which is a local charity based here in Sussex. We as CDS Electrical have carried out electrical works for Chestnut Tree House and this is our way of giving something back.
Corin's goal is to raise £500 come the 6th March. If you would like to contribute, please click the link below and donate through the official just giving page.
On Thursday, a trainee electrician who works for us here at CDS Electrical and is currently still at college, received a great care package of Klein tools worth roughly £250. The college students received their tools whilst at 'City Electrical Factors' in Eastbourne. Thanks guys.
As we look look to the future, there is one common factor that keeps popping up. That goal of reducing exhaust emissions and protecting the environment the best way we possibly can. The introduction of electric cars has been a significant milestone for what car manufacturers need to work towards in the future. With more electric cars on our roads today than ever before we need to make sure there is enough charging bays available. However, it looks like there might be an alternative to static charging bays that could revolutionise the way electric cars fuel up on long journeys.
Highways England has announced plans to test wireless technology by building it under UK motorways and major A roads. Simultaneously charging whilst driving saves the need to stop for hours on end for the car to charge. It also keeps those parking bays free for those who are not currently on the motorway or an A road to charge their vehicle.
The government agency has completed the initial feasibility study and is moving on to the next phase of the project: the off-road trials . Once these are completed, assuming they are successful of course, Highways England intend to move to “real world” testing.
The off-road trials are expected to start later this year and will last for approximately 18 months. The technology has already been implemented in Korea, where they use it to power buses on a dedicated charging circuit. However, these trials are unique in that they are focusing on the technology functioning on a larger scale.
Wireless technology has the potential to allow EVs to be driven without stopping at all. The car will essentially be charged on the go.
Source: Highways England
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said:
“The potential to recharge low emission vehicles on the move offers exciting possibilities. The government is already committing £500 million over the next five years to keep Britain at the forefront of this technology, which will help boost jobs and growth in the sector. As this study shows, we continue to explore options on how to improve journeys and make low-emission vehicles accessible to families and businesses.”
Highways England Chief Highways Engineer Mike Wilson said:
“Vehicle technologies are advancing at an ever increasing pace and we’re committed to supporting the growth of ultra-low emissions vehicles on our England’s motorways and major A roads.
“The off road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England and open up new opportunities for businesses that transport goods across the country.”
Welcome to the drawing of our first ever giveaway. The January 2016 giveaway has now finished and we can now proudly announce the winner.
Congratulations @sheilajenson7. Stay tuned guys for future giveaways and updates.
We've been providing electrical work for nearly 20 years, but have only started recording each and every job we do in our bespoke booking system since April 23rd 2009. Since then (2475 days ago) CDS Electrical have carried out and completed a staggering 10,000 jobs.
That's an average of 1,474 jobs a year, and 4 jobs a day. That's including weekends and bank holidays. We've been incredibly busy solidly for years now and that trend is only becoming more prolific as 2015 demonstrated. In 2015 we completed 2,505 jobs and for January 2016 we completed 287 jobs. At this rate, 2016 will be our busiest year yet.
We are CDS Electrical - the professional electrical contractors serving Sussex, Surrey and Kent. We recently moved to new premises and thus our address has changed. For almost twenty years we have been based in Eastbourne, East-Sussex. However, we have now moved just outside of Eastbourne to Polegate, East-Sussex. We now fall under the Wealden District Council boundary but we are really on the edge of the two. Eastbourne and Wealden.
Please see below for out updated address details;
Unit F1, Chaucer Business Park,
Polegate, East Sussex,
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