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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…

Can UK reduce carbon emissions with green power?

The UK has been set stringent targets for reducing carbon emissions and if these are to be met, green power has to be fully utilised. And the new Energy and Climate secretary Ed Davey says Britain is on course to meeting the targets by 2020, ahead of a summit in London with 23 nations. The…

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…

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…

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…