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Install solar panels before UK blackout

Solar panels could become crucial to the UK’s energy future with rumours the UK could suffer from a blackout in three years. The UK will face an energy crisis in 2015 or 2016, as spare generation capacity will plummet from 14% to just 4%. The information provided by energy regulator Ofgem predicts that over the…

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…

Solar panels cost drops as market picks up

It has been a tough year to date for the solar industry with feed-in tariff cuts affecting uptake, but as solar panels cost fall, the DECC has reported a surge in popularity. It was early in 2012 that the Department of Energy and Climate Change cut the lucrative feed-in tariff scheme in half to 21p/kWh…

Why are commercial solar panels on the rise

With the relaxation of planning regulations for commercial solar panels, the amount of 50kW projects has increased in the UK, despite small-scale installations suffering from a reduced feed-in tariff. Because of a change in the stringent regulations surrounding commercial solar panels, the 50kW projects can now go ahead without the need for permission. This has…

Earn a fantastic return with photovoltaic solar panels before July

The photovoltaic solar industry has urged ministers to abandon plans for more cuts in the feed-in tariff as early as July. With the current 21p feed-in tariff homeowners are making fantastic returns, especially with the recent reduced cost of solar photovoltaic panels. However, further reductions are being planned for July. But the solar industry is…

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…

How is 2012 looking for the solar panel industry?

The solar panel industry appears to have been completely shaken up since the end of last year. The Government haven’t helped matters, creating uncertainty in the industry and cutting the feed-in tariff rates. But as solar panel prices have dropped considerably over the last 12 months, more and more homeowners are taking advantage of the…

Now: Earn more money with a solar panel installations

As long as you have an energy efficient home, with the current 21p/kWh rate which is now guaranteed for solar panel installations you’ll: Have reduced installation costs Generate free electricity for your home Receive a fixed income of around £500 annually for 25 years Earn a 10-15% return of investment Export excess energy to the…