EnaSolar inverters: Innovative New Zealand inverters on UK shores

January 4, 2013
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    EnaSolar is a Christchurch, NZ-based company that manufactures a range of solar inverters for small-scale, grid-tied solar systems. On top of their reliability, EnaSolar inverters’ innovative, internet-based monitoring platform makes early identification of problems and troubleshooting easy for system owners, installers, and the manufacturer alike–before small problems can go on to become crises. EnaSolar’s [...]

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Romag Solar Panels: UK-made solar modules for all applications

January 3, 2013
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Romag is a UK-leading manufacturer of high-quality glass and also specialising in solar panels. The company, based in the northeast of England, has been around since 1943 and is the only home-grown manufacturer of solar panels in the UK. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share [...]

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Compare solar panel installers in Bristol, UK

January 3, 2013
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Bristol is one of the sunniest places in the UK and therefore one of the best places to find . This article is an outline about the basics off going solar in Bristol, England. What are the costs and benefits of installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Bristol? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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2012 was a record year for utility-scale solar power, 2013 looking bright as well

January 2, 2013
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In addition to the phenomenal number of residential solar power system installed in 2012, the number of large-scale solar projects have also increased immensely. According to numbers from industry analysts Wiki-Solar, around 3 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar power were installed globally last year, easily beating the previous year’s figure of about 2.3GW, even with official [...]

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UK could install 8 gigawatts of solar by 2016

December 20, 2012
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The UK could surpass much sunnier EU member states in installed solar panel capacity in the next 3 years, according to a report compiled jointly by Rexel Energy and IMS Research. The report estimates that the UK will have 8 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed by 2016–vs around 1GW at present. Bookmark [...]

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Sharp solar panels in the UK

December 20, 2012
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Sharp is one of the biggest names in electronics in the world, and one of the pioneers of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology industry. Sharp solar panels are among the most reliable and efficient of those on offer in the UK, and carry a trusted, household name. This article is an overview of Sharp’s solar panels, [...]

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Compare solar panel deals in Southampton, UK

December 19, 2012
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Thanks to its relatively sunny climate, Southampton is one of the best places in the UK to install solar panels for both homes and businesses. The following article is an overview of everything you need to know about solar panels in general and solar power in Southampton, UK in particular, as well as how Solar [...]

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30kWp and 50kWp solar systems in the UK: Pricing and output

December 19, 2012
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This article is an overview of the price ranges and typical power outputs of 30kWp and 50kWp solar systems in the UK. 30kWp and 50kWp solar systems are both fairly common sizes to have installed as solar farms and for commercial premises. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via [...]

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New Renewable Obligation Certificate banding for medium-scale rooftop solar: DECC

December 18, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced its decision about support for solar power after a review of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme’s banding mechanism. From next year, there will be two separate bands of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for ground-mounted and roof-mounted solar systems of medium size. The policy changes [...]

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Household energy bills to increase 54% by 2020 in UK: BNEF

December 18, 2012

It’s no secret that electricity prices have been rising in the UK. In the last few months of 2012, all of the UK’s major 6 electricity retailers–E.ON the last among them–have announced impending or already active increases in their rates. The increases are not set to stop any time soon: investment analysts Bloomberg New Energy [...]

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Panasonic HIT solar panels in the UK

December 12, 2012
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Panasonic HIT solar panels (formerly Sanyo HIT) have proven to be some of the most popular solar panels in the UK thanks to their high quality standards and efficiency. Panasonic also manufactures a wide range of energy-efficient white goods and energy-related products such as heat pumps and fuel cells, not to mention batteries and energy [...]

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Solar panels in Yorkshire, UK: Costs and benefits

December 12, 2012
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Yorkshire is a good place to invest in a solar PV system thanks to record-low prices, rising electricity rates, and the UK’s feed-in tariff. Let Solar Selections help you compare solar panels in Yorkshire and choose the solar system that best suit your needs. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share [...]

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Finding the best solar panel deals in Glasgow, Scotland

December 11, 2012
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Glasgow, Scotland is not known for its sunny weather, but it is nevertheless a good place to install a solar panel system. Let Solar Selections help you find an installer and set you up with the best deal on solar panels in Glasgow. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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E.ON: 8.7% power rate increase to come into effect from 2013

December 11, 2012

UK electricity retailer E.ON will raise its prices for domestic customers by 8.7% from 2013, making it the only of the ‘big 6′ retailers to avoid putting their prices up in 2012–albeit just barely. The price hike will come into effect from 18 January next year. There was disappointment but little surprise at the news; [...]

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Wales’ ‘Big Pit’ coal mining museum gets a solar boost

December 10, 2012
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A Welsch museum dedicated to the nation’s industrialisation–in particular, coal mining–has installed a 50kWp solar system as an investment and to help reduce its power bills. The solar array is part of a suite of measures that the museum has implemented to reduce its environmental impact, as well as ‘green up’ its image. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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Customer Testimonial – Mrs. P Faraday (4kWp, Cheshire)

December 10, 2012

Mrs Faraday of Crewe, Cheshire shares her thoughts on her experience with Solar Selections. Mrs Faraday recently installed a 4kWp solar system brokered by Solar Selections’ free service. 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 this post

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Prices, returns, and power generation for 2kWp solar PV systems

December 7, 2012
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2kWp (kilowatt-peak) solar PV systems are now a popular option for investment across the United Kingdom.  Falling solar PV system installation prices are a global trend, and the UK is no exception to it. At the time of writing, 2kWp solar system of decent quality can be installed for £2,800 in the UK. Below is [...]

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UK solar PV system prices among the lowest in the world (but still catching up with Germany)

December 7, 2012
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Prices for installed solar systems are among the lowest in the world, according to data from the most recent quarterly report from NDP SolarBuzz. The UK came in roughly behind China, Germany, and Italy in terms of the affordability of solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs, although it is noted that costs have come down significantly in [...]

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Solar power & renewables get unwarranted bad rap from UK media

December 5, 2012
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The UK media do not share the same enthusiasm for solar power and renewables as the general UK populace, according to a report by PR consultancy firm CCgroup. Despite being popular amongst most Britons according to a recent YouGov survey, over 80% of recent newspaper articles about the topic showed solar panels and other renewables [...]

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Solar Parks in the UK

December 5, 2012
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The number of ‘solar parks’ in the UK have exploded in recent years thanks mainly to the UK’s feed-in tariff and renewable obligation certificate schemes, both designed to increase renewable energy uptake. A quick glance at any UK-based media outlet covering solar power or renewable energy will almost daily have news about a new solar park being [...]

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