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What will the latest solar feed-in tariff cuts mean to you?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are the most popular renewable technology in the UK, with homeowners and businesses alike seeing the potential to generate their own electricity. Together this means energy bill reductions on a monthly basis and a guaranteed income with the Government’s feed-in tariff scheme. With solar panels: Cut your electricity bills This winter,…

Millions still unaware of solar energy savings

Despite the Government’s efforts at promoting renewables, there are still millions of homeowners unaware of the savings achievable with solar energy. In general, the UK population is simply in the dark on how much they could expect to save on their total energy bill with solar panels. And on top of the yearly energy savings,…

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…

Act now: Buy solar panels before August 1 cuts

The Government has finally revealed that the lucrative feed-in tariff is to be slashed from 21p/kWh to just 16p, from August 1, which gives homeowners a limited time to buy solar panels and see a high return. This means time is running out to install your solar system and register with the tariff, or face…

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…

What are the best solar panels for my home?

If you’re thinking of investing in renewables, you’ll want to know the best solar panels for your home. You’ll come to a junction and can choose to have either solar PV panels or solar thermal panels. The clear difference is that one produces electricity and the other produces heat. The other difference is that one’s…

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…

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…

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…