BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 28 May '15

Solar cloths, insulation-installing robots and energy-saving tech to be revealed

This year’s Eco Technology Show, which takes place on 11-12 June, is shaping up to be the biggest yet – with a packed show floor of 120 exhibitors and a free programme of over 70 seminars at the American Express stadium, Brighton.

It’s a one-stop-shop for businesses, professionals and consumers interested in the new innovations and low-carbon solutions that can help drive down bills and streamline businesses.

With Caroline Lucas set to chair the debate on the future of energy efficiency, this year’s Eco Technology Show has secured Brighton’s reputation for leadership in evolving a greener economy both at home and at work.

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Show highlights

The 120 exhibitors include providers of energy management, building and retrofitting, transport and resource efficiency services and solutions. Click here to see a full list of exhibitors. 

There are dozens of products and ideas on show for the very first time, ranging from robots to renewables. Taiwan’s London-based Trade Centre has also chosen the Eco Technology Show to showcase new innovations and launch a range of products in the UK.

The emphasis is on ideas that are practical, affordable and available now. Whether you’re making improvements to your home or building it from scratch – deciding whether to go electric or looking for ways to cut your energy bills – the show has products that will help you achieve your goals.

Show seminars

Over 70 keynotes, panels and talks will be spread across the three seminar areas over the two-day show. Seminar areas cover key themes including Policy and Energy Management, Design and New Build, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, Water and Waste Efficiency and Finance Solutions.

Highlights include Passivhaus Design, Domestic Renovation, Reducing Energy in Housing, Custom Build your Home, Code 5 Standards, Renewable Heat and Roof Top Solar. Click here for a full timetable.

From electric vehicles to best practice in retrofit, the seminars have been designed to give you the most relevant, up-to-date information from industry thought leaders, including speakers from DECC, the Ministry of Defence, the Environment Agency, Thameslink and businesses including RBS and Nando’s.

Red Dwarf and EVs

If you’re celebrating this month’s news that two new series of Red Dwarf are going to be made, head down to see Kryton himself! Environmental campaigner Robert Llewellyn will be extolling the virtues of electric vehicles at the show.

Chandlers BMW, Motorline Nissan and Yeomans Nissan will be showing the latest EV models. For businesses, Fleetdrive Electric will offer independent advice about electric and hybrid vehicle requirements.

The Innovation Zone

One of the show’s main features this year is the Innovation Zone, where visitors will learn about the brightest new ideas from up and coming businesses in the low-carbon sector.

You’ll find out about the latest ways to create warmer and more efficient buildings, from flexible solar panels and water-saving devices to waste water recycling, tidal energy and robots that insulate inaccessible roof and wall spaces.

The Eco Technology Show 2015 is a great place to meet new people. Networking sessions in the Communications Hub will cover Energy Management, Innovation, Sustainable Design & New Build, Renewable Energy Generation, Sustainable Transport & Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency & Retrofit. Preregister to make sure you get a place.

Registration is free, as is parking at the event. Beat the rush on the day by registering in advance. More information can be found on the Eco Technology Show website.