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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…

Heat your water with thermal solar panels

Solar panels for electricity aren’t the only option when it comes to reducing your energy bills and cutting carbon emissions. Solar PV is eligible for the government’s Feed-in tariff scheme and earns for every unit of electricity generated. This means solar panels will have a return of investment between 9-11% annually, making them an attractive…

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…

Renewable energy to transform Hull

The River Humber is ready for a renewable energy revolution after it was announced a £130 million biomass power plant would be built in Hull. This pushes the total planned investment for the estuary to £1bn. The investment would make a lot of green jobs available in the area and the biomass plant would provide…

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…

Renewable energy plans for Dumfries and Galloway

Renewable energy is top of the agenda for Dumfries and Galloway Council as they look to borrow £2.2 million for solar panels. The council want to install the renewable products onto a number of its properties, as a way to boost the council’s budget by £6 million. The solar panels will generate free electricity for…

Saving money with solar panels

Solar panels are designed to generate free energy for commercial and domestic purposes. They’re often installed onto roofs facing south and southwest in order to make the most of the sun’s rays. By generating your own energy you’ll be less reliant on the National Grid and as prices for gas and electricity are rising, you’ll…

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…