Archive for ‘Solar panels’


A PV solar panel incentive

Friday, August 12th, 2011

John and Mary, a couple from Lincolnshire recently invested in PV solar panels.

My PV solar panel incentive.

“We have just had a 4kW photovoltaic panel system fitted because it makes financial sense.”

There is currently a window of opportunity to take advantage of a clean energy cash-back scheme, guaranteed by the government for a 20 year period. (more…)

PV solar panels are the future

Monday, August 1st, 2011

PV solar panels (photovoltaic) are our future.

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

Learning from history; dependence on others is never a good thing.

The future of energy security will be on a personal level.

The start of Power My Home began on a train journey to Salzburg in 2004, where I noticed the large numbers of solar panels on homes, even back then. (more…)

Grants for solar heating panels

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Homeowners across the United Kingdom can now get grants towards the cost of installing systems such as solar heating panels and evacuated tubes.

Solar heating panels and grants.

Solar Heating Panels including Evacuated Solar Tubes– £300 grant (available to all homes, regardless of the type of the existing heating system).

• Biomass boiler– £950 grant (for homes without mains gas).
• Air and ground source heat pumps– £850 grant (for homes without mains gas).

The coalition government unveiled a £15m Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme– which begins on 1 August and will run until March 2012. The incentive aims to support up to 25,000 microgeneration installations on a first-come-first-served basis. (more…)

We had solar panels installed

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

We’ve been shouting from the rooftops for years at how brilliant solar panels are.

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

You don’t understand the benefits until you’ve seen them at work.

After asking some of our customers, we have had great responses:

“As scientists, we invested in solar heating panels years ago, proved it worked and saved us money. Now we have paid for the expensive PV solar system which will give us a better return for our money than the building society. After all the space station which uses the technology proves the system works long-term.”
Mr. Seigal, Sussex

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Facts about photovoltaic solar panels

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels aren’t just producing power; they generate money.

Facts about photovoltaic solar panels

You need a southerly-facing roof with space to put the panels.

Solar panels do work on most cloudy days in the United Kingdom.

Battery storage will push the benefits even further into your evenings.

You save on your energy bills and the generation tariff scheme gives a guaranteed income for any surplus.

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Incentives for solar heating panels

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Incentives for solar heating panels are finally here.

Solar heating panels and grants.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to increase solar panel adoption such as evacuated tubes.

Currently, only a tiny proportion of the UK’s housing stock has solar heat technology.

Up to 25,000 installations will help people benefit from solar-powered heating systems and ensure a fair spread across all the regions of the UK. (more…)