Solar panels for your home: A smart investment

January 29, 2013
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Considering installing solar panels for your home? Solar panels are one of the smartest investments a home can make these days, thanks to the UK’s feed-in tariff and the unprecedentedly low cost of solar panels. What does a household need to keep in mind when thinking about going solar? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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Compare solar panel installers in Birmingham, England

January 28, 2013
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For those considering going solar in Birmingham, England, the first step is to shop around and compare solar panel installers. There are numerous solar panel installers who operate in the Birmingham area, and Solar Selections offers an easy, impartial service that enables customers to make comparisons and ultimately choose a system. Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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Solar PV installations in the UK

January 25, 2013
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Solar PV installations in the UK have become very popular as investments since the introduction in 2008 of the UK’s feed-in tariff for renewable energy. Solar PV technology is set to play an increasingly important role in the UK’s future energy mix, thanks to the scalability of their size and Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]

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4kW solar systems and smaller proving most popular in UK market

January 25, 2013
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Weekly figures detailing the number and size range of solar panel installations from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) paint a fascinatingly clear picture of where interest lies when it comes to installing a solar system. Systems whose rated capacity is 4 kilowatts-peak (kWp) or smaller dominate the UK solar market–out of the total 1,528 [...]

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Find the best solar PV system deals in Oxfordshire, England

January 24, 2013
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Located in one of the sunnier parts of the UK, Oxfordshire, England is becoming an increasingly popular place for solar panel installations. Solar Selections can help you compare installer options and find the solar PV system deal that best suits your needs and budget. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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The next stage in European solar power: A boom in subsidy-free solar?

January 23, 2013
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Europe has seen massive uptake of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the past few years. At the helm has been Germany, whose EEG legislation has paved the way for a world-leading rate of uptake for solar panels in the country. Others–Italy, Spain, and France, among others–are also doing well thanks to government support for renewables. All the [...]

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Compare solar PV system deals in Belfast, Northern Ireland

January 23, 2013
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Interest in installing solar panels in Belfast, Northern Ireland has been growing over the past few years, as it has in the rest of the UK. Thanks to the Northern Ireland government’s support for solar power, the falling price of having a system installed, and the rising cost of electricity, now is a great time for [...]

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Compare solar panel installers in Nottinghamshire, England

January 23, 2013
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Solar panels have become an attractive investment option for households across the UK, including Nottinghamshire, England. But to find a good deal on solar panels in Nottinghamshire, it’s important to first shop around and compare installation prices. Solar Selections specialises in helping our customers to familiarise themselves with the options available to them and selecting [...]

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Best solar power deals in Cardiff, Wales

January 21, 2013
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Solar panels offer a great investment opportunity for resident of Cardiff, Wales. Wales is one of the sunniest regions of the UK, and residents seem to recognise this: it was the hottest spot in all of the UK for solar panels in 2012. Getting the most out of a solar system anywhere, however, means first [...]

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6 questions for Panasonic Solar

January 21, 2013
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Panasonic, known globally for its household electronics, is also a manufacturer of high-end solar panels. Solar Selections asked Panasonic Solar EU 6 questions about the company, its products, and the UK’s solar industry in general. Their responses are below. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with [...]

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Germany aims to support solar energy storage

January 21, 2013
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The German government will begin giving support to the installations of energy storage systems for solar panels. Although the the affordability of installing a solar PV system has increased dramatically across the globe in just the last few years (and is lowest in Germany), the cost of storing power still remains prohibitively high. Germany’s push [...]

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New law would target aggressive solar system, energy efficiency sales tactics

January 17, 2013
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Government renewable energy consumer advocacy body YouGen has created a petition calling for an end to the high-pressure sales tactics used by some solar panel and energy efficiency companies in the UK, amongst others. Specifically, YouGen is calling calls for lawmakers to ban ‘on the day’ deals. The petition comes on the heels of a [...]

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Wales is a popular spot for solar panels, but still room for improvement

January 9, 2013
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Wales has proved to be the most popular country in the UK for solar power, but the differences in solar panel uptake between regions within Wales is stark, according to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and analysis by Wales Online. Wales beats out England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland for the [...]

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Lease your land for solar: Returns on 5MWp solar parks in Swansea, Wales

January 9, 2013
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Those who own land in Swansea, Wales may want to consider leasing out a portion of it for a solar park or solar farm. Thanks to the region’s sunny climate, solar power systems large and small have proved popular here. This article is an overview of the potential returns for Swansea residents who choose to lease [...]

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2013 bodes well for solar projects as Buffet buys world’s largest solar PV plant

January 9, 2013
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The new year has started off with some more good news for the solar photovoltaics (PV) industry, with Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Solar buying SunPower‘s Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) for an amount between USD2 billion and 2.5 billion. AVSP is a multi-location development whose cumulative solar panel capacity will be 579 megawatts (MW) when all [...]

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UK investment in solar will safeguard against the rising cost of power

January 8, 2013

The cost of electricity has been rising throughout the UK, driving many to look into ways to cut power bills. In addition to investing in energy efficiency measures, an increasing number of homes and businesses are also opting to install solar PV systems to reduce their costs. Energy market analysts GlobalData are now saying that those who [...]

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Solar PV showed steady growth through 2012

January 7, 2013
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According to data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), solar photovoltaics (PV) system capacity across the UK showed steady growth in the first 9 months of the year. There is now over 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity in the UK–more than triple the 489 megawatt (MW) figure of the [...]

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20kWp solar systems in the UK: Prices, output, ROI

January 7, 2013
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What is the typical pricing for 20kWp (kilowatt-peak) solar systems in the UK? What kind of power output can the owner of a 20kWp solar farm or other commercial premises expect over the course of the day or the year? The following article is an overview of the typical costs, power output, and return on investment associated with [...]

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Leicstershire, England: Find the best solar PV system deals

January 4, 2013
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Leicestershireshire, located in central England, is become an increasingly popular place to install solar panels, thanks mainly to the UK’s incentives for solar power–most notably, the feed-in tariff–and the falling price of solar panel technology across the globe. Let Solar Selections help you make an informed choice about going solar and find the best deals [...]

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Solar panels recognised as ‘key’ for UK energy future: DECC

January 4, 2013
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has dubbed solar photovoltaics (PV) a ‘key technology’ in the UK’s future power mix in its updated Renewable Energy Roadmap released at the end of December 2012. DECC’s official recognition of solar power’s importance here has been a cause for celebration among those in the solar industry [...]

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