Archive for ‘Solar panels’


The green movement has failed

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

It breaks my heart to have to write this. As someone who loves the natural world, biodiversity and the human race, I find the realisation that we are unable to co-exist is sad.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKSo how have we, with all our modern wisdom and knowledge of the world and our place in it, failed on such an important issue?

Now, as Friends of the Earth has just discovered, the coalition government is about to rip up its environmental commitments.

Listed as negotiable are: (more…)

Incentives for solar heating panels

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The coalition government gave details of its subsidies for solar heating panels this morning, as part of a series of environmental announcements aimed at boosting the government’s green credentials.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKThe awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) aimed at increasing the amount of heat that homes and business can generate from low-carbon sources such as solar heating panels and evacuated tubes. Only a tiny proportion of the UK’s housing stocks have renewable heat technology.

Up to 25,000 installations will now support from July, to help people cover the installation price of greener heating systems and will ensure there is a fair spread of such technologies across all regions of the UK. (more…)

PV solar panels with feed-in tariffs

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Claim the PV solar panels (photovoltaic) feed-in tariff incentive before others do.

There's nothing more powerful than when a PV's time has come.

There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.

What do cash strap Birmingham City Council and farmers have in common?

They are sun worshipers who are turning solar energy with solar panels into a steady financial income. Because the government’s new feed-in tariff policy is so tempting in its current form, that uptake has increased so much.

The feed-in tariff pays 15.44 pence per Kilowatt hour you generate, even if you use the energy yourself, and 3 pence more if you export it to the National grid network. By comparison, the average electric charge from your supplier is around 13 pence per kWh. (more…)

Feed-in tariffs for PV solar panels

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Feed-in tariffs make 2010 the best year for PV solar technology.

Game-changing solar panels and installations.

Game-changing solar panels and installations.

Figures from the UK energy regulator Ofgem, show that 42MW of solar electric power was installed last year (2010) a considerable increase in the 4MW levels seen in 2009.

PV (photovoltaic) solar panel installations, covering 16,000 properties, has ultimately been driven by feed-in tariffs (Fit scheme) that started on 1st April 2010.

An exponential number of homeowners, businesses and schools across the UK have been making the headlines this year because of their efforts to embark on installing solar panels. PV solar panels are a proven and widely used technology in Europe, the US and Asia.

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Sunshine for PV solar panels in the UK

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

PV solar panel installations have always been used by environmentally conscious people to live a more eco lifestyle than others but are now becoming a mainstream technology.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.However, these days the solar panel industry has matured, the technology has evolved to squeeze more energy from the sun.

Nowadays, you are more likely to see a solar installation in a retired couple’s home than that of environmentalists.

Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home, which promotes, the use of solar panels says “The demographic of people installing solar panels has changed from the art titled green consumer to anyone, anywhere.

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“PV solar panels are a gift for humanity.”

Friday, October 2nd, 2009