Renewable Energy News

Renewable Energy Association Challenges DECC on FiT Review

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) today challenged the Government over its support for solar, saying it needed to look at the potential of the green technology “based on the facts”. The REA, which represents over 150 solar companies, today called on the Government to reconsider its policy of “reigning in” solar by looking…

How is the renewable heat incentive calculated?

The details of how the RHI will be calculated have not been released.  Despite DECC annoucing that the details will be released in mid February our suspicious are that the details will be announced in the budget on the 23rd March. As soon as the details are available we will…

How to size a biomass boiler and estimate fuel consumption

When considering a biomass boiler or any space heating it is important to make sure the boiler is the right size for the property.  Traditionally boilers have tended to be over sized which means that they only work at their peak efficiency for a very small amount of time. As a rule of thumb for sizing…

Can you install solar panels in a conservation area?

Generally throughout the UK panning permission for installing solar panels on residential properties does not need to be sought.  However if your property is in a conservation area you will need to apply for planning permission.  In our experience if the panels are going to be situated on the roof…

Feed in Tariff Review

Recently Chris Huhne announced a review into the Feed in Tariffs. The FiT’s were set up to encourage homeowners to generate their own electricity but there are fears the scheme has been hijacked by large scale commercial installations. A typical size for a domestic installation is between 2 kw and…

56 % of homeowners would install solar panels

Sharp recently carried out some research into how homeowners felt about solar pv, the results were: 56% of homeowners would install solar pv panels on their roofs 86% would only use an accredited installer 62% were aware of the Feed in Tariffs Although there is concern about the large 50Kw…

Bulk buying discounts on Solar PV

How Communities are saving money on Solar PV Investing in Solar PV has become increasingly popular recently, thanks to the Government’s Feed in Tariff, where property owners receive a healthy income for all the electricity their Solar panels generate (also known as the clean energy cashback scheme). An investment in…

Renewable Energy Experts

As part of our commitment to offering our customers the best advice about a range of renewable and energy efficient products we carry out regular training sessions with industry experts to make your we are kept up to date with the latest developments. Recently our Regional Directors from Devon, Surrey,…

Solar PV Performance Figures

One of our clients has been monitoring the performance of his Solar PV system we installed in May 2010 and we are pleased to say that the system is outperforming our estimates by 23%. As part of our MCS accreditation we calculate the estimated system performance according to SAP 2009…

How much energy does a house in the UK use?

I have a google powermeter installed in my home which measure how much electricity we use.  The house is a typical 1930’s 3 bed semi with two adults and 1 child living there, I predominately work from home which obviously impacts on the energy usage. In November we used 470kWh…

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