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Commercial Solar Power

Another 5MW solar park to be built for Cornwall, thanks to falling solar prices

September 11, 2012
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After a series of setbacks, Cornwall Council is planning to go ahead with construction of a 5 megawatt (MW) solar park near Newquay airport. The original plan to build the Kernow Solar Park was shelved last autumn when the UK Government abruptly reduced the national Solar Feed-in Tariff ahead of schedule, but Cornwall Council has deemed [...]

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Renewable Energy Incentive Announcement – ROC Review

September 10, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change have released their recommendations for the review of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for large solar projects and solar farms in the UK. The review has outlined a gradual reduction model that will begin with the ROC allocation falling from 2x ROC’s to 1.5x ROC’s on March [...]

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Many farmers likely to invest in renewables, solar power is the favourite

September 10, 2012
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Over 30% of UK farmers will invest in some sort of renewable energy over the next 2 years, according to a survey undertaken by Barclays. Over 80% of farmers are already considering such an investment, which could include wind turbines, biomass, or solar farms, with the latter being the most favoured among those surveyed. Bookmark [...]

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Simplified Energy Building Model

September 7, 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) uses a nationally standardised assessment method for commercial buildings in the UK. All business owners, building consultants and surveyors need to be aware that new commercial buildings seeking planning permission will be assessed to ensure a carbon dioxide emissions standard is adhered to. Specifically, the Simplified Energy [...]

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Solar Farms – How they work and is your land eligible for a land rental?

September 6, 2012

Solar Farms are a new and secure approach to farming your land. Farmers from southern UK are quickly acknowledging the benefits associated with renting their land out to accommodate for a Solar Farm. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the [...]

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Funded Energy Efficiency Package Set to Make a Significant Impact

August 15, 2012

Whilst many business owners have sustainability strategies in place, the required working capital and payback expectations often significantly delay the implementation of upgrades. A Funded Energy Efficiency Approach overcomes these issues comprehensively, securely and in a timely manner. Here Solar Selections Ltd, highlight and explain this approach to the wider business community. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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Commercial Solar Power Funding: Establishing Viability

June 28, 2012

Late 2011 and the first half of 2012 has seen global investment in renewable energy reach new, unprecedented heights. Solar power has now surpassed wind power as the most popular renewable technology for investment and here in the UK our solar market emerged onto the international photovoltaic (PV) scene thanks to the tried and tested [...]

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Solar Panels and Electric Cars; Solar Power to Horse Power

April 27, 2012

Clearly the global solar panel industry has grown at a rapid rate over the last few years with Germany leading the way. However, the next step of this rapidly evolving market is how to manage the surplus power that our solar panels are generating. It seems logical and sensible to consider that Electric Cars are [...]

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Commercial Solar Panels no longer need Planning Permission

April 19, 2012

  The installation of the alternative energy source, solar panels, has now been made much easier with the removal of the need for planning permission on non-domestic properties. In addition ground mounted solar energy systems requiring less than 9m2 of area no longer require planning permission. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share [...]

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Why does the light on my Solar Generation Meter stay on?

April 11, 2012

Those whom have had a solar installation completed upon their home or business will have noticed this strange situation before. This article quick explains why the LED (light) on your Generation Meter sometimes remains on.     Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers [...]

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Find the best solar PV installation deals in the UK

March 16, 2012
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With the level of population in the UK, there is substantial potential for the UK to become a world leader in Solar PV. The UK is a great place to install a solar PV system, the 21p tariff offers returns of greater than 15%. The fact that the cost of installing a solar panel system has never been so low, [...]

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Best Solar Panels

March 12, 2012
Best Solar Panels in the UK

There are many considerations that need to be accounted for when determining which solar panels are the “best”. To start with one solar panel might be better/more suited to one situation over another. This article shall approach a number of scenarios, giving examples of how different panels are more suited to different scenarios. Bookmark on [...]

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Commercial Solar Power Finance Package – Solar Selections

February 16, 2012
Unique Financing Package for large-scale commercial solar installations

Solar Selections can now offer businesses a unique solution to financing a large scale solar power installation. Solar Selections has been working on an exclusive finance package for businesses looking to invest in Solar Pv. The package is structured so that there is no upfront capital requirement and tax benefits are handled efficiently. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]

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Discussing the Future of the UK Solar Industry: Part Three – A Perspective on International Investment Trends

January 4, 2012
The Future of the UK Solar Industry: International Investment Trends

Following on from our two previous reports, this article will adopt an international perspective to further analyse the future of the UK solar industry. Bloomberg New Energy Finance‘s comprehensive report and sources such as PV-Tech and EnergyTrend will be used to generate an informed and updated look at how the UK market will grow compared with other [...]

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Poultry Site Installs 50kWp Solar System

December 12, 2011
50kWp Commercial Solar Installation on Poultry Farm

Solar Selections has again managed a tender for a 50kWp Commercial Solar Installation procured by a Poultry farmer in the North West. The System was commissioned a week before the cut-off for the old Feed-in Tariff rate of 32.9p per kWh. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via [...]

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Discussing the Future of the UK Solar Industry: Part Two – Commercial

December 7, 2011
Future of the UK Solar Feed-in Tariff: Commercial Solar

With two significant reductions in the feed-in tariffs for commercial systems taking place within the last twelve months, it’s understandable that the UK industry is taking stock of what has occurred. It’s obvious now that the government incentives introduced for commercial solar power were too generous to sustain. It’s also becoming increasingly evident that the [...]

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Commercial Solar Energy Systems: An Introductory Guide

December 6, 2011
Commercial Solar Power

Commercial solar energy systems are exciting prospects. Established to provide energy security for large corporate sites, small to mid scale power supply for remote operational energy, solar farming or purely investment interests, commercial solar power is big business. In places like the United States and Germany millions of pounds have been invested and made by [...]

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FAQ: How do I Size my Solar Energy System?

October 24, 2011

The process of installing a solar energy system on your property should follow a relatively consistent path. The variety of panel brands, inverters, installation companies and electricity retailers paying your tariffs may differ, but the essential points of establishing feasibility and suitability should always be present. This article will follow on from previous entries regarding [...]

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REAL Deposit and Advanced Payment Insurance Scheme

October 21, 2011

If you are worried about what will happen to your deposit if the solar power supplier that you have placed an order with ceases to trade, look no further. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on [...]

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Ground Mounted Solar Energy Systems: An Overview

October 11, 2011

We may not be as fortunate as other countries when it comes to spare land here in the UK, but that does not mean we can’t make the most of what we have. Indeed, it is the effective use of our grounds that can be the telling difference between an economy that prospers and one [...]

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