Solar Panel News

Small Investors able to put money into UK renewable energy schemes

A website named ‘Abundance’ has been launched with the intention of helping people invest in green energy projects. Investors can put money into projects with amounts starting from as little as £5. A ‘community finance platform’, Abundance intends for investors ...

Is solar power set to soar in the UK?

There has been some debate recently over the question of solar power. With the nation slow to take up the government’s Green Deal offer, naysayers have decreed that solar power is inefficient and expensive, citing nuclear power as a viable ...

Energy Savings Trust – “Solar PV good value in the UK”

New data from the Energy Saving Trust has revealed that the average combined savings and income made from households installing solar PV panels has increased by nearly £100. Previous data, prior to 1 November 2012, indicated that the average combined savings ...

New FIT rates from August

DECC announces new FIT rates for August 2012 The effects to the feed-in-tariff for solar PV include: New rate for solar PV installations up to 4kW of 16p per kWh Export tariff increase from 3.2p to 4.5p per kWh Rates remain indexed linked DECC aims ...

Warning of energy price hike puts PV in new light

Warning of energy price hike puts PV in new light The parent company of British Gas, Centrica, has warned it expects energy bills to go up by an average £50 this coming winter.   British Gas has almost 16 million residential customers and ...

What’s the current deal with FITs?

What’s the current deal with FITs? The government feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentive is available now at 21p per kWh (unit). This rate is expected to be available on new solar PV installations until the end of June 2012 but could be cut ...

Government loses case to appeal and higher feed-in-tariff stays

Supreme Court rules against DECC to finally bring clarity on feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates The government has been denied the right to appeal against the High Court ruling that its action to drop the FIT by more than 50% was unlawful. The ...

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