Solar Panel Comparison: New ’3 Best Solar Quotes’ System

December 5, 2012

Comparing solar panel quotes can be tricky business. Solar Selections should know; we have been providing domestic customers in the UK with impartial, expert advice on their solar power projects for over two years. The way in which you receive your quotes though has recently changed, with a new, fast and direct to installer method [...]

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3kWp solar panel systems: Price, power output, and return on investment

December 4, 2012
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3kWp (kilowatt-peak) solar systems have become one of the smartest investments for both homes and businesses across the UK.  With the price of solar power systems falling generally, solar PV systems of all sizes are becoming a more and more attractive investment for homes and business-owners. 3kWp systems, however, are very popular thanks to their affordability–with a typical [...]

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Best solar system deals in Taunton, UK

December 3, 2012
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Taunton is one of the best places in the UK to own a solar PV system. Installing a solar system in Taunton could benefit the owner with returns on investment of at least 7-10%–possibly higher. This is thanks to a combination of factors, including the falling price of solar panel technology, the rising price of electricity, and [...]

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Most UK homes underestimate the financial benefits of going solar – Survey

December 3, 2012
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2 out of 3 people do not properly understand the financial benefits that a solar photovoltaics (PV) system could offer their home, according to the results of a survey of 2000 people from across the UK. Returns on investment for having solar panels installed are routinely underestimated by homeowners, and payback periods are overestimated. Bookmark [...]

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Devon, Wales, and North Somerset are UK’s solar leaders: DECC

December 1, 2012
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There are no winners or losers in the game of solar power, but if one were to give awards, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) might declare communities in Devon, Wales, and North Somerset the solar champions of the UK based on recent statistics. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

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How to choose the right solar panels and system for your home

November 30, 2012
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When it comes to choosing a solar panel system for your home, the sheer range of choices can be daunting. The UK solar industry has expanded rapidly in the past few years, and now there are so many installer and product options available that it is difficult to determine if a homeowner has done enough [...]

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10kWp solar power system for an elderly care home in Hampshire

November 30, 2012
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In a story of solar panels working for not only the environment but also the public good, Hampshire’s historic Knellwood elderly care home has installed a 10kWp solar system to help cut down on its power bills and invest in its future. Although the system is not particularly large by commercial standards, it is an [...]

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Solar panels in Leeds, UK: The benefits of going solar

November 29, 2012
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Solar panels are becoming an increasingly attractive investment all across the United Kingdom, thanks mainly to the falling cost of technology and government support for renewable energy in the form of feed-in tariffs. This article is an overview of the benefits of going solar in Leeds. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

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Energy Bill Announcements Reveal Cost of Renewable Energy Deployment for Consumers

November 28, 2012
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The UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has revealed the first details of the much anticipated Energy Bill. The Energy Bill is essentially designed to encourage investment in green and renewable energy such as solar panels and wind turbines, whilst ensuring the power keeps flowing for all. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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Solar Payback and Return on Investment

November 27, 2012

Wondering what the solar payback and returns look like for solar panels on your home? Many now believe that the government’s incentives have been removed for solar panel installations in the UK, making the solar energy payback period longer than desired. In reality, the incentives still stand and actually solar power is a more viable investment option than ever, [...]

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Solar Power Feed-in Tariff Rates to Maintain into February 2013

November 19, 2012
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Solar power installation rates in the UK from August to October has been lower than the minimum amount required to lower the solar feed-in tariffs, industry sources have claimed. Ultimately, this means that it is likely the feed-in tariffs will remain at their current levels when the next automatic review occurs on the 1st of [...]

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Solar Panel Performance Database in the UK

November 15, 2012
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The University of Sheffield has for the last two years been collecting and comparing renewable energy generation data from thousands of solar panels across the UK. Their website now publishes reports each month detailing how much energy is being generated across all of their registered systems. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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Securing the 22GWp target with more than solar panel price leaps

November 8, 2012
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Following on from our analysis of the 22GWp target that Greg Barker, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, recently reestablished; this article examines whether another leap in solar panel prices is possible. 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 [...]

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DECC Reaffirms 22GWp Solar Power Target by 2020

November 8, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Minister Greg Barker has reaffirmed the ambitious targets of over 20GWp of solar panels to be installed in the UK by 2020. After a year that has seen this target introduced, several large solar feed-in tariff reductions and now reestablished, the news is welcomed cautiously by the industry. [...]

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Poultry Farm powered by Solar Panels

November 6, 2012
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Solar Selections has helped yet another poultry farmer install solar panels across three poultry sheds to power the farm’s buildings. The client was looking for a solar array to help reduce their ever-increasing energy costs. Not only did Solar Selections conduct a tender to source the most competitive quotation (under £1/W) at no cost to our [...]

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Solar Panels – Commercial Finance

November 2, 2012
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Solar panels have become a more economically feasible procurement in commercial onsite energy generation thanks to a clever new finance model. In the past many organisations struggled to justify solar panels as a commercially viable building upgrade due to payback expectations and upfront costs. Solar Selections and their specialised renewable finance partners have overcome this and can now offer applicable [...]

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Solar Radiation in the UK: Do Solar Panels really work in Scotland?

October 30, 2012

A common question among those considering the purchase of solar panels in the UK is the weather. Do the sunlight hour differences from Cornwall to Scotland make significant enough of a difference to their effectiveness? The answer may surprise those who are interested.. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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Ikea self-imposes ambitious renewable energy target: 100% by 2020

October 26, 2012
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Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to set the standard for multinational corporations by sourcing all of the power that it uses in its operations from renewable energy  by the year 2020, according to its “People & Planet Positive” sustainability strategy. In recognising that making this swift and decisive move to clean energy will not only [...]

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Enphase Microinverters in the UK

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  Enphase is a microinverter technology manufacturer and solar system solution developer based in California. With the company’s launch at the Solar Power UK 2012 tradeshow, Enphase microinverter solutions are now available in the United Kingdom. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet [...]

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Energy tariffs to be Simplified under Ofgem Announcement

October 19, 2012
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Ofgem have announced plans today to reform the complicated energy and gas tariff rates that have plagued home and business owners in the UK for years. Under the proposals, energy retailers will be forced to inform their customers in simple, transparent fashion about the cheapest tariffs available. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share [...]

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