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Renewable energy is the future of UK – Cameron

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular as homeowners strive to avoid the rising costs of gas and electricity. Renewables such as solar panels, heat pumps and wind turbines use a natural energy source to generate heat and electricity and this can then be used in homes. And David Cameron has come out in support of…

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…

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 part of Government’s future plans

Solar panels part of Government’s future plans Solar panels and energy efficiency have been in the headlines a lot over the last few months, as homeowners look to generate free electricity and add insulation to their properties. The two go hand-in-hand, as you’ll make most savings on your electricity bill with an efficient home. And…

Solar panels installed by Thames Water beat deadline date

Solar panels installed by Thames Water beat deadline date Ofgem has signed off a 3.7MW solar panels project, just in time to receive the 30.7p/kWh feed-in tariff rate. Thames Water have been able to complete their solar installation before the 12.9p tariff came into effect. This means the company will benefit from a greater profit…

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…