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Big Energy Saving Week 2021

By |2021-01-08T09:49:52+00:00January 8th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

January 18th to January 24th brings us a National Awareness Week that is the Big Energy Saving Week - this is the week that we are encouraged to revisit our energy suppliers. Remember that switching your energy provider can potentially save you a lot of money and it is well worth going to some

The Feed In Tariff is Dead, Long Live the Smart Export Guarantee!

By |2020-11-09T20:10:11+00:00November 9th, 2020|Blog, Feed In Tariff, FIT, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

It was sad news when the government killed the Feed-In Tariff, the guaranteed payments that solar home owners received for generating and exporting solar energy. There were a lot of complaints when the scheme ended on 1 April 2019, especially when there was nothing to replace it but promises of a new scheme. Fast

MCS publishes updated PV Standard as installations increase

By |2020-09-27T11:26:54+00:00October 4th, 2020|News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

MCS has updated its solar PV Standard as it celebrates the “encouraging levels” of new installations. The certification scheme said that installations were up 5% in July and August 2020 compared with the year before, with MCS CEO Ian Rippin saying that the figures “paint a really positive picture” following hurdles such as the closure

Ex-oil engineer makes switch to Hyundai Ioniq and rooftop solar

By |2020-09-27T11:19:11+00:00October 1st, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar|

A switch to an electric car and rooftop solar by ex-oil engineer Larry Narraway has zero emissions and zero downside, he says. In an interview with Tasmanian reporter Rose Grant, on behalf of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and sustainability magazine Renew’s Sustainable House Day, Larry describes how he is re-evaluating his carbon impact,

Renewable generation hits new highs confirming ‘revolution in power generation’

By |2020-08-04T16:39:16+00:00August 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Renewable generation hit a new record in 2019, generating 37.1% of the UK's electricity throughout the year. This was up from 33.1% in 2018, and reflected a 6.5% increase in renewable generation capacity, which rose to 47.2GW according to new figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today. Over

Domestic solar PV installs jump 185% in June

By |2020-08-04T15:57:28+00:00August 4th, 2020|News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Domestic solar PV installations more than doubled in June, jumping 185% on average compared to May. This is according to statistics from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). It also found that renewable energy installations in general saw a spike of 167% compared to the previous month. In fact, installation numbers reached those seen before

Renewable generation sees ‘largest year-on-year’ increase as it exceeds 40TWh in Q1

By |2020-07-21T12:57:55+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The UK's renewable generation has seen the largest ever year-on-year increase, jumping by 30% in Q1 2020. Following on from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) publishing its quarterly report, the department has now given in depth figures specifically for renewables. It found that renewable generation climbed by 9.4TWh from 31.5TWh

‘Massive’ EU rollout of rooftop solar proposed

By |2020-07-21T12:55:04+00:00July 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has adopted a report supporting a pan-European solar rooftop programme. The solar programme forms part of a wider report on energy efficiency that has now been adopted by the Committee, although the European Parliament must now vote on the report. This vote is scheduled for

Smart homes with solar and storage could ‘eliminate’ evening peak

By |2020-07-13T16:09:48+00:00July 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

A combination of residential solar, storage and smart controls could "dramatically reduce" the evening peak. This is according to a new report produced by the Solar Trade Association (STA), Loughborough University and Advanced Further Energy. The report looks into the grid and consumer benefits of four generations of smart home, scaled up across a

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