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Government Green Deal concerns insulation company

The Government Green Deal has come up again as an insulation company has criticised the plans which will help make homes more energy efficient. Superglass Holdings has warned the Government that their Green Deal proposals could affect the UK’s future trading. The Government Green Deal will offer grants to homeowners in an effort to help…

Why will businesses miss out on the Green Deal scheme?

When the October launch of the Green Deal scheme comes around, businesses will be unable to apply because of the Government’s decision for a ‘managed launch’. A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokeswoman said that the Green Deal scheme requirements for commercial buildings would be more complicated than domestic properties. She said: “It’s because…

EPC deadline looms for solar panels of inefficient homes

Solar panel EPC deadline looms for inefficient homes With many solar PV installers offering reduced prices for 2012, solar panels are now cheaper than ever. With the Government’s 21p/kWh feed-in tariff and reduced installation costs, is now the best time to consider an installation? With the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) deadline just around the corner,…

Solar installations expansion in Dorset and Somerset

Solar installations expansion in Dorset and Somerset The southwest of England has had a solar installations boost after the Save Energy Group completed 90kW of commercial projects. The thin film panels were built by Solar Frontier and installed in February and March of this year. Two of the three solar installations have already been completed…

Solar industry needs sustained stability to flourish

Solar industry needs sustained stability to flourish The solar industry has been surrounded by a cloud of uncertainty for the last few months and the Government has been consistently urged to make the feed-in tariff more straight forward. By doing so, it would ease customer worries and ensure solar panels remain one of the most…

Make the most with solar panels for your home before it’s too late

The warm weather has returned and what better way to make the most of the summer ahead than with solar panels for your home. Solar panels generate free electricity for your home all year round, but it’s in the summer that they’ll have the biggest impact on your energy bills. The solar industry now has…

Further cuts for solar feed-in tariff expected in July and October

Further cuts for solar feed-in tariff expected in July and October Homeowners and businesses wanting to install solar panels should do so now to avoid further cuts to the feed-in tariff. From April 1, the tariff will only be 9p/kWh for inefficient homes, while the maximum rate will be 21p. This was only cut from…

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…

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…