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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…

The future of flexible solar panels

Scientists from the University of Southern California could make a breakthrough on flexible solar panels, after developing a fluid that can be painted onto surfaces. It would contain tiny solar crystals and be able to conduct electricity. Cadmium crystals may be less effective than the traditional solar panels, but are much cheaper and easy to…

Supreme Court dismiss Government solar energy appeal

It’s been a difficult few months for the solar energy industry, but finally things have brightened up after the Government lost its feed-in tariff appeal. The Department of Energy and Climate Change were appealing to the Supreme Court after their High Court case was thrown out following cuts in the feed-in tariff. In October last…