Renewable Energy News

Carbon Reduction Commitment = Carbon Emission Taxation

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) was an overcomplicated piece of legislation from the outset and had environmental consultants rubbing their hands at the thought of the fees they could charge explaining it and coming up with strategies for their clients.  The spending review has now simplified it somewhat turning it into a simple carbon tax. Now…

EnergyMyWay Lincolnshire Passes MCS Audit With Flying Colours

As part of the MCS accreditation process each of the EnergyMyWay offices are audited by NAPIT to make sure that our quality systems are in place and are consistent with MCS guidelines across our network. We recently asked NAPIT to visit our Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire offices to carry out an…

How long are Feed in Tariffs Valid For?

How long are the Feed in Tariff’s are valid for. For solar pv (panels that produce electricity) systems, the feed in tariff lasts for 25 years. For most other technologies, it’s 20 years. The feed in tariff is index linked and guaranteed to protect your Feed in Tariff income from…

Music Festival Goes Solar

The Green Fields of Glastonbury have become a little greener.  Michael Eavis the founder of Glastonbury music festival has had over 1000 solar pv modules installed on Worthy Farm home of Glastonbury. The installation is capable of producing enough electricity for 40 houses costing around £600,000.  Mr Eavis expects to…

What is MCS?

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a independent scheme that certifies microgeneration (renewable energy) products and installers and ensures that there is an accepted and consistent standard for the installation of renewable energy products. The scheme evaluates microgeneration products and installers against robust criteria which gives the consumer greater protection….

Information Regarding Solar PV

On this page we’ve grouped together the links to EnergyMyWay blogs which contain further information regarding Solar PV. How solar PV panels work The EnergyMyWay survey & installation process How are Feed in Tariffs calculated How to Claim Feed in Tariffs How to compare quotes for a PV installation Free…

What is Kilo Watt Peak? How to Compare Quotes for PV Installations.

I recently went on a survey with one of my colleagues, we were the third or fourth company that had been asked to provide a quote for a solar PV installation.  It soon became apparent that they had a range of different quotes for different size systems and were unsure…

RHI Launch Delayed Until June 2011

The RHI is now going to go-ahead in June 2011 rather than the previously proposed April 2011.  The delay will give DECC (the Department of Energy and Climate Change) time to sort out the details of the incentive.  The spending review mentioned a 20% cut to the original proposal regarding…

VAT on renewables remains at 5%

As no doubt you are aware in January 2011 VAT is set to rise to 20%.  However the VAT on a renewable energy installation will remain at the discounted level of 5%.  It was rumoured that the VAT on renewables would rise to 6% but we can confirm that it will remain…

Microgeneration Certification Scheme

The micro-generation certification scheme (MCS) is run by the BRE (building research establishment) – apologies for the acronyms.  The BRE is a government quango type of organisation which run by private organisations which is responsible for setting standards such as building regulations. The MCS website is not the easiest to navigate, but…

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