Solar and Battery

Solar milestone as small-scale installations pass 1.5 million mark

More than 1.5 million MCS-certified solar PV installations have now been installed across the UK since records began in 2008. MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) is the UK’s quality mark for small-scale renewable energy, certifying renewable energy systems to heat and power homes and small businesses. MCS registrations cover solar installations with a maximum DC

Why go solar: The benefits of solar panels

The amount of solar power plugged into the electric grid has surged over the past few years. According to a 2022 survey by the Pew Research Center, 8% of American homeowners are already aboard the solar panel train, and an additional 39% said they had seriously considered transitioning to the benefits of solar panels. These

VAT exemption a ‘critical step’ in domestic battery market growth

The recent VAT exemption for domestic battery storage installations is a ‘critical step’ for the industry and is already having a positive impact, solutions provider GivEnergy said. As of 1 February this year, the UK government removed VAT charges for domestic battery energy storage systems (BESS). Enabling installers to offer competitive prices, the Value Added Tax (Installation

Are solar PV panels worth it in the UK? How much do they cost?

Solar PV Panels could save you hundreds on your energy bill every year, but also might cost thousands to install. We explain what you need to think about when working out whether they’ll save you money, how much they’ll cost and whether they’ll help your house sell or not. From hot showers to making

Another hot summer increases the urgency for energy storage

Last year was the hottest on record, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Not surprisingly, the summer of 2023 was also the hottest, according to global records dating back to 1880. Forecasts suggest this summer is likely to be just as hot or hotter, which means the urgency for energy storage and demand

Solar PV Fastest Installed Technology in History

In 2023, solar PV and wind comprised about 80% of global generation capacity additions (and 99% in Australia). This is compelling market-based evidence that solar PV and wind are the best options for new generation capacity. New solar capacity is being installed faster than anything else in history. Global capacity additions 2016-23 (IRENA, IEA, GEM, WNA, GWEC) Cumulative

MCS: Battery storage installations rise by 707% in March

According to the latest statistics from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), battery storage installations rose by 707% year-on-year in March 2024, exceeding 1,000 installations for just the second month in the scheme’s history. MCS’ research also outlined that 68% of the total battery storage installations in 2023 were completed in just Q1 2024 alone. Ian

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