Power Generation

Solar Installs: Enfield, North London

By |2021-12-06T13:18:07+00:00December 6th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Installation, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

A recent install in Enfield gives us a good opportunity to show off the capability of our drone! Not only can we do accurate surveys ahead of an install, including close-ups on the condition of the roof, but we can follow up after an install to check everything looks good. Drone image of pitched

Wind and solar can supply most of world’s energy needs, most of the time, says study

By |2021-11-23T14:03:15+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Wind and solar power, alone, can meet more than 80 per cent of demand in many countries around the world without “crazy amounts” of storage or excess generating capacity, a new report has found. The study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and published recently in Nature Communications argues that most of

Rooftop solar installs hit record highs in Q3 as 97MW deployed

By |2021-11-06T12:51:51+00:00November 13th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

There was a record amount of rooftop solar deployed in Q3, with 97MW installed on homes and businesses around the UK. This constitutes more than 90% of the total solar PV deployed last quarter, according to new research figures from Solar Media and presented by Solar Energy UK, with 107MW installed overall. Across Q2 and

High power prices expected to continue following record-breaking Q3

By |2021-11-06T12:49:40+00:00November 13th, 2021|News, Power Generation|

High power prices are expected to continue into winter following a record-breaking third quarter in the UK. Wholesale power prices started the quarter high at £31.37/MWh, but continued to grow passing the £50.00/MWh milestone on 13 September before finishing the quarter at £72.01/MWh, according to analysis from EnAppSys. Day-ahead wholesale prices averaged at £126.14/MWh, up

Government places heat pump grants at centre of Heat and Buildings Strategy

By |2021-11-06T12:43:55+00:00November 12th, 2021|News, Power Generation|

The government is to offer grants of £5,000 for the installation of heat pumps from April 2022 as part of a new £450 million scheme to upgrade domestic heating infrastructure. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is one of the headline commitments outlined in the Heat and Buildings Strategy, published today (19 October 2021) which also detailed

Solar panels could add nearly £2,000 to house prices

By |2021-11-06T12:35:17+00:00November 10th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Installing solar panels could add around £1,800 to house prices, according to a new survey from Solar Energy UK. This is nearly half of the up-front cost of installation, making solar an increasingly appealing financial option. In addition to this boon to the sale price, solar could generate an annual running cost saving of nearly

World’s longest subsea interconnector begins operation

By |2021-11-06T12:29:44+00:00November 9th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

The world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector, the North Sea Link, has started operation. Connecting Blyth in Northumberland and the Norwegian village of Kvilldal, near Stavanger, the £1.37 billion (€1.6 billion) interconnector has been developed as a joint venture by National Grid and Norwegian operator Statnett. The 450-mile cable started operating on Friday 1 October, with

First Project Prometheus solar installation officially opened

By |2021-11-06T12:21:57+00:00November 8th, 2021|News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The British Army’s first Project Prometheus solar farm has been officially opened by the minister for defence procurement, Jeremy Quin. The 2.3MW site based at The Defence School of Transport (DST), Leconfield, was installed earlier this year and is the first of four pilot sites to open. It has been developed by Centrica, and is

Getting to Know Bulb: The Next Generation Energy Supplier

By |2021-11-08T12:26:20+00:00November 8th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Getting to Know Bulb: The Next Generation Energy Supplier You’re here because you believe in a better approach to energy. Perhaps you’re an Electric Vehicle user who wants to charge their car more sustainably. Maybe you generate your own energy via PV solar panels and want a supplier that will give you a good rate

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