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Solar panels could see surge in sales

Solar panels could see surge in sales Solar panels for homes and businesses could see a rush in sales after the government was denied an appeal for cuts in the feed-in tariff scheme. The government’s planned cuts of 43.3p/kWh was challenged in court by environmental group Friends of the Earth and several leading solar companies…

Guarantee the Higher Solar Tariff for Inefficient Homes before April 1

Guarantee the Higher Solar Tariff for Inefficient Homes before April 1 Inefficient homes will be guaranteed the top solar feed-in tariff rate if installations are completed and registered before April 1. Leaving it until after this date could result in your solar panel system receiving the reduced rate of just 9p/kWh, rather than at least…

Solar panels to take advantage of fastest growing energy source

If you want to generate free electricity all year round, then why not invest in solar panels to produce carbon free energy. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) say solar energy is currently the fastest growing energy technology in the world. And in the UK, government incentives have encouraged thousands of homes to invest in this…

Government ready to fund southwest renewable energy venture

Renewable energy could take hold of the southwest of England; after it was revealed the UK’s first marine Energy Park would be built. The park would focus on offshore wind, wave and tidal power in an effort to generate environmentally friendly renewable energy and cut carbon emissions. The site will cost close to £100 million…

Renewable energy boost as wind power reaches milestone

Britain’s renewable energy industry has reached a landmark figure, after the completion of a Cumbrian wind farm. This installation brings the UK’s total capacity of wind power to 6,000 MW, which is enough to provide electricity to 3,354,893 homes around the country. Renewable energy trade body, RenewableUK, say the 6GW of wind power was achieved…

National Trust continues renewable energy agenda

The National Trust has continued its renewable energy agenda by installing its largest solar panel system at the Llanerchaeron property in Wales. The Trust beat the December 12 deadline to receive the government’s higher Feed-in tariff rate and the PV system will generate half the property’s electricity. It was decided by installer Dulas, that a…

2050 renewable energy plans need to deal with home heating

The government’s ambitious targets for 2050, which include generating 80% of energy through renewables, are under threat say the Royal Academy of Engineers. The verdict was given on the government’s failure to reduce gas heating in 85% of UK households. The academy says there needs to be an effort to reduce the reliance of natural…

Solar PV’s Feed-in tariff reinstated after legal challenge

After a lengthy battle between the government and solar companies, the Coalition has decided to reinstate solar PV’s higher Feed-in tariff (FiT) rate until April 1. In December the British Government reduced the Feed-in tariff rates to 21p/kWh in order to preserve the scheme. But this sparked outrage from the solar industry as companies said…

Scottish renewable energy set for Abu Dhabi deal

Scotland’s renewable energy ventures have received yet another boost as they’re ready to sign a technology research deal in the Middle East. Scotland broke their renewable energy targets in 2011 and the government is hoping to generate 100% of energy through renewables by 2020. And this deal with Abu Dhabi could further cement this possibility,…

UK solar energy into world’s top ten

The UK’s solar industry has broken into the world’s top ten for the first time. Government incentives for the renewable energy sector have pushed solar panel sales domestically, as homeowners have opted to take advantage of free heat and electricity. And despite the uncertainty currently surrounding solar power ahead of the imminent Feed-in tariff reduction,…