Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’

“A growing army of people adopting solar panels who are securing their long-term energy future.”


Grants for solar heating panels

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 09:35 am

“Homeowners across the United Kingdom can now get grants towards the cost of installing systems such as solar heating panels, evacuated tubes and air source and ground source heat pumps.”

Evacuated tubes and solar heating panel incentive schemes.

Evacuated tubes and solar heating panel incentive schemes.

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 PV solar panels installed

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 06:03 pm

“We at Power My Home have been shouting from the rooftops for many years about how brilliant PV solar panels are.”

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.

You don’t understand the benefits until you have seen them at work, so after asking some of our existing customers, we have had great responses, which you can, read some here:

“As scientists, we invested in solar water heating 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 PV solar panels

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 06:06 pm

PV solar panels aren’t just about going green; they can save you thousands of pounds!”

Solar heating and PV electric panels.

Solar heating and PV electric panels.

You need a southerly facing roof with space on which to put the panels, which don’t require direct sunshine to work, just daylight.

You gain financially in 3 simple ways: your home value increases, you save on your energy bills and the feed-in tariff scheme gives you a guaranteed income from the energy you create.

Consider these gains over 20-30 years, and you’ll see that it can be extremely beneficial.

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Solar heating panels in the UK

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 11:23 am

Solar heating panel technologies have recently been overlooked with the advent of feed-in tariffs being unveiled for their cousins PV electric solar panels.”

Heat My Home Solar Panels in the UK.

Heat My Home Solar Panels in the UK.

Solar thermal panels, as they are also known, have now got their feed-in tariffs scheme recently, called the Renewable Heat Incentive, so a much brighter future is on the horizon for both of these once overlooked technologies.

There are two types of solar heating collectors available, called flat plate solar collectors and evacuated solar tubes. A collector is a device which collects, stores and builds up the heat for use elsewhere.

In the case of solar heating panels, these systems are used to provide hot water and in some cases, space heating with under-floor heating. This benefit is all done using the power of the sun, which bathes our country in solar radiation every day. (more…)

Incentives for solar heating panels

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 12:37 pm

“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.”

Solar heating panels and the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Solar heating panels and the Renewable Heat Incentive.

The 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 and the feed-in tariff

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 05:43 pm

“Claim the PV solar panels 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 in the UK

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 01:44 pm

“Feed-in tariffs make 2010 the best year for 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

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 05:29 pm

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

Are PV solar panels worth it? From this point in time, certainly.

Are PV solar panels worth it? From this point in time, certainly.

However, these days the solar panel industry has matured, the technology has evolved to squeeze more energy from the sun, and 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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Enthusiasts and explorers of EV with PV solar technologies in the United Kingdom

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Last updated on January 18th, 2018 at 07:14 pm

“I created this forum to empower the first PV solar pioneers and additionally help today’s EV drivers following in their footsteps.”

PV solar panels and EV-charging in the UK.

PV & EV forum.

Sunshine solar panels. Are EV’s and PV worth it? Yes when you factor in longevity.

Sunshine solar panels. Does PV work well in the UK climate? Yes, despite myths to the contrary.

Sunshine solar panels. Is my home suitable? Yes, if you have a south-facing roof.

Sunshine solar panels. Do I need a sunny day to charge my EV? No, PV still works in diffused light conditions too.

Enthusiasts and explorers of PV solar panels

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Last updated on December 30th, 2017 at 11:58 am

“I created this forum to empower the early PV solar pioneers and help those following in their footsteps.”

Enthusiasts forum.

Learn from people who’ve already walked this path before you.

"There's nothing more powerful
then a technology whose time has come."