Renewable energy blog

What will the latest solar feed-in tariff cuts mean to you?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are the most popular renewable technology in the UK, with homeowners and businesses alike seeing the potential to generate their own electricity. Together this means energy bill reductions on a monthly basis and a guaranteed income with the Government’s feed-in tariff scheme. With solar panels: Cut your electricity bills This winter,…

How to avoid the solar panels sales tactics

Solar panels have become a large player in the energy market, helping homeowners to reduce their bills whilst guaranteeing a fixed income through feed-in tariff payments. Whilst solar is a fantastic investment you have to be sure in hiring the right company to complete the installation. There are businesses out there confusing customers with dodgy…

Millions still unaware of solar energy savings

Despite the Government’s efforts at promoting renewables, there are still millions of homeowners unaware of the savings achievable with solar energy. In general, the UK population is simply in the dark on how much they could expect to save on their total energy bill with solar panels. And on top of the yearly energy savings,…

Install solar panels before UK blackout

Solar panels could become crucial to the UK’s energy future with rumours the UK could suffer from a blackout in three years. The UK will face an energy crisis in 2015 or 2016, as spare generation capacity will plummet from 14% to just 4%. The information provided by energy regulator Ofgem predicts that over the…

Instant savings with solar panels

This winter energy prices are set to rise again, increasing your annual expenses and ensuring you pay out record amounts for your gas and electricity. But there is a way out of the expensive energy market, by taking up solar panels and generating your own environmentally friendly electricity. Not only does this renewable product slash…

Sell your home with solar panels

Solar panels have shot to prominence in the UK, with thousands of homeowners slashing their bills with the environmentally friendly technology. Not only will you see a cut in electricity bills, but you’ll earn a fixed income with Government backed scheme, whilst reducing your home’s carbon footprint. And mortgage lender ING Direct has revealed that…

Renewables take UK by storm in first quarter

The UK’s renewables output hit record levels in the first quarter of the year, with more than 11% of the country’s electricity provided for by wind farms, hydroelectricity and solar panels. The Government’s Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy prices report shows that renewables output has increased 39% from the first quarter in 2010. Onshore wind…

Solar panels cost drops as market picks up

It has been a tough year to date for the solar industry with feed-in tariff cuts affecting uptake, but as solar panels cost fall, the DECC has reported a surge in popularity. It was early in 2012 that the Department of Energy and Climate Change cut the lucrative feed-in tariff scheme in half to 21p/kWh…

Solar PV project at top university will improve sector

Loughborough University are ready to help boost the solar PV sector with a £5 million project designed to improve research, training and industry partnerships. The PV industry is seeing a massive growth, not just in Britain but worldwide, all because of the increasing worries of rising energy prices and global warming fears. With the cost…

Act now: Buy solar panels before August 1 cuts

The Government has finally revealed that the lucrative feed-in tariff is to be slashed from 21p/kWh to just 16p, from August 1, which gives homeowners a limited time to buy solar panels and see a high return. This means time is running out to install your solar system and register with the tariff, or face…