- The sun returns and brings a boost
The sun returns and brings a boost to your solar earnings - Following the seemingly non-stop showers of April , the sun is once more shining and weather experts predict it to continue through June, serving as a good reminder of how beneficial harnessing the sun's rays can be.
- Solar Feed-in-Tariff reductions delayed
Solar Feed-in-Tariff reductions delayed - is it all good news though? - Like many people in the solar industry were suggesting, the government has postponed the reductions to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) from July 1st to August 1st, but is this news as good as it seems?
- Solar installation rates rise
Solar installation rates rise as homeowners rush to beat the tariff cuts - Following a lacklustre April and early May, the solar industry is once again showing high rates of solar installation, largely due to homeowners scrambling to install before the cuts to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) on August 1st and ensure they receive higher payments for the 25 year term and not the reduced rate under a 20 year term.
- How to get your solar panels installed
How to get your solar panels installed before the tariff cuts - There are now only a few weeks left before the latest tariff cuts take effect, which doesn't leave a lot of time to gather some prices, book an installation date and submit your information in time to qualify for the current Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and earn up to £13,500 more than installing after August 1st.
- The sun is setting on the 21p tariff
The sun is setting on the 21p tariff - There are now only a few weeks left before the latest tariff cuts take effect, which doesn't leave a lot of time to gather some prices, book an installation date and submit your information in time to qualify for the current Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and earn up to £13,500 more than installing after August 1st.
- Solar installation rates soar
Solar installation rates soar as we approach August 1st tariff cuts - The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released the installation figures of solar panels for May which show a significant rise, suggesting that the solar industry is on the rise again.
- Energy bills have risen
Energy bills have risen 140% in less than 10 years - According to uswitch.com, the average household annual energy bill is now £1,252, which is an increase of 140% since 2004, and is becoming a real burden for most homes.
- My first years earnings from solar panels
'My first year's earnings from solar panels' - This week an early adopter of solar panels, who has recently passed his one-year anniversary of having PV panels on his home, emailed in with some feedback and results of the install. When Steve totalled up the amount of electricty his panels generated, and subsequently the feed-in-tariff payments he recieved for doing so, there were some interesting and unexpected findings.
- Powering the Nation
'Powering the Nation' - The shocking report on energy waste in UK homes - In a report recently by the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which was commissioned to uncover the electricity consumption habits of British households, the reliance on household appliances and gadgets is responsible for a huge increase in electricity consumption.
- Government to scrap or revamp solar Feed in Tariff stats
Government to scrap or revamp solar Feed-in-Tariff stats - The Government have all-but finalised plans on scrapping the current publication of weekly Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) figures, which are a key factor in deciding upon forthcoming changes to the subsidy.
- Its time to get Smart about monitoring your energy usage
Its time to get Smart about monitoring your energy usage - In the Depertment of Energy and Climate Change's report about the public's perception on Smart Meters, what they are and what they can do, it seems that half of the public aren't aware of smart meters at all and fewer that 5% have them installed - Even though most energy companies will install them for free!
- Solar performance database promises power boost
Solar performance database promises power boost - Households that have installed solar panels are being invited to submit data on their performance to a new free service that promises to let them know if their system has been properly optimised.
- Is your solar panel investment insured
Is your solar panel investment insured? - With a huge number of homeowners now receiving healthy payments from the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) after investing in solar panels, the issue of insuring their investment seems to have been overlooked.
- MP confirms low solar installation costs
MP confirms low solar installation costs - This week we received a letter from Gregory Barker MP, with some information concerning solar and the Government's plans for renewables. The letter remained positive with its backing of renewable technology and also commented on the fact that a 4kW system now costs £10,500 less than two years ago.
- Solar panels top home-buyers wishlist
Solar panels top home-buyer's wishlist - A recent survey by mortgage provider ING Direct has found that solar panels topped the wishlist of bonus features that buyers look for with a huge 38%
- Solar panel industry warn of rogue salesmen
Solar panel industry warn of rogue salesmen - For years now we've heard the horror stories of the 'double-glazing salesman'; pushy, aggressive, quoting incredibly high before halving the price after a call to his 'manager', refusing to leave the home until someone signs something. Well it seems that some of these sales tactics are threatening to cross into the solar industry.