Renewable Energy News

Government confirms new Feed-in Tariff rates from January 2016

The Government has today published their response to the review of the Feed-in Tariff. Read the full document here. The new tariffs and cap system will begin on the 8th February. The current scheme will pause on 15th January, meaning that no new projects will be accredited during this time…

DECC press release on Feed-in tariff review

New measures to deal with the projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today, following recent consultations. Renewable energy subsidies are paid for via energy bills through a number of schemes including the Feed-in Tariff scheme and Renewable Obligation scheme. Government decided on a set amount that would…

Feed-in Tariff cuts hypocritical in light of Paris agreement

On Saturday evening in Paris, 196 countries agreed a deal designed to limit global temperature rises to less than 2 degrees. This has sparked a strong reaction from UK industry about how the UK government has slashed support for renewables in recent months and how a complete policy change is needed…

Renewable Heat Incentive rates for biomass reduced from January 2016

Ofgem have confirmed there will be changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive rates from 1st January, for both the Domestic and Non-Domestic schemes. The Domestic RHI rate will fall by 20% from 6.43p/kWh to 5.14p/kWh. The Non-Domestic rate will be reduced by 10% from 4.18p/kWh for Tier 1 and 1.11p/kWh…

When is the latest you can install Solar Panels and claim the Feed-in Tariff?

What’s the latest date to install solar panels before the Feed-in Tariff cuts? The truth is, no-one has a definitive answer to this question, however, based on parliamentary rules, we understand that the earliest any changes to the Feed-in Tariff can be made are 28th January 2016. That said, we would…

Renewable Heat Incentive future secured in Autumn statement

Support for the Renewable Heat Incentive in the Autumn Statement The Chancellor?s Autumn statement on Wednesday provided some long-awaited reassurance concerning the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI has formed a central part in the Government?s carbon reduction policy, by incentivising investment in low carbon heating technologies…

Solar Panels in North Wales Caravan Park Display Green Credentials

North Wales caravan park embraces the low carbon benefits of solar There is a lot of talk in the media about the commercial case for solar panels and the threat to the government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme, which was originally designed as a commercial incentive. But with all the chat about return…

In roof solar panels which add value to your property

In Roof Solar Panels are an attractive option which can add value to your property Many people recognise that solar panels are a good investment but think that the look of the product will detract from the attractiveness of their home. Whilst this may be true of some conventional panels and ?on roof?…

What heating system is best for a new home?

Gas, oil, LPG, ground source, air source, biomass? With so many heating options, how do you know what heating system is best for a new home or renovation? When you are building a new home or renovating, your heating system is a crucial decision and one which needs to be made…

New Rules will Boost Deployment of Solar PV for New Homes in Scotland

Scotland Shows the Way for Solar on UK Building Regulations This month, new building regulations came into force in Scotland. Here we take a look at what they might mean for the future of Solar. The way the building regulations for energy performance of houses work is that the designers…

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