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Getting the most out of solar electricity

With almost 800,000 installations across the UK to date, it’s clear that there’s something attractive about solar PV . By using the sun’s energy to generate electricity , you can save money on your electricity bills, earn money from the electricity you generate and that you sell back to the grid,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:06



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Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24



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Is home energy storage right for me?

• More renewables installers offering storage • ​Options available to store heat and electricity • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits PUBLISHED: 24 MAY 2016 UPDATED: 17 MAY 2017 For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:45



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Making 'green' homes a reality in Wales with solar power

• Wales scheme offers affordable zero-energy housing • Passive house features meet solar PV • Practical challenges can be overcome - company CEO From Wales' first large-scale PV plant to zero-energy affordable housing, North Pembrokeshire company Western Solar is not messing about when it comes to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 16/08/2016 - 15:38



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Will renewables still make financial sense after the feed-in tariff change?

Last month in our reaction to feed-in tariff consultation launch we set out our initial thoughts on the proposed changes to the feed-in tariff (FiT). In this blog post we crunch some of the numbers for solar PV – the most popular technology under the scheme – to try to assess in detail the impact...

Submitted by Jim Cardy on Fri, 09/10/2015 - 09:12



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Maintaining the UK's solar success story

The government has suggested that solar PV could well provide four per cent of UK energy needs by the end of the decade; a far cry from the days where solar was considered a niche vocation of those living off-grid. But getting the balance right is still important. While big brands have the capital...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:39



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Solar v food: the debate goes on

Government ministers have been asserting their aim to turn solar investment away from the ground and towards roofs - accompanied by some criticism of solar farms . Whether these developments are a ‘blot on the landscape’ is more down to personal opinion than anything else, but concerns about land...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 08:45



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Green energy revolution: solar innovation and more

Floating solar panels have arrived on British shores - and may become a more common site on open water if those behind the 800-panel demonstration site on a Berkshire reservoir have their way. The innovation, previously seen largely in Asia, and often where space is limited in built-up areas, does...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/10/2014 - 08:45



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Energy keeps moving with the times

The power of the ever-more frantically mobile world in our towns and cities will be increasingly tapped in the coming years. International experts are queuing up to tap Kinetic energy in a number of creative ways, as the technology behind the idea becomes easier to manipulate. Kinetics is the basis...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:45



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Supporting urban energy in Wales

Community renewable energy can have great social benefits. We are involved with a council-backed project in Swansea which aims to install solar PV on social housing and community buildings in two of the city’s most deprived wards. We have conducted a feasibility study and business plan to establish...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 06/10/2014 - 08:45