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Solar Selections brokers solar panel installations for 10 Greggs Bakeries locations across the UK

January 15, 2014
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The largest chain of bakeries in the UK has installed the equivalent of 1.28 megawatts (MW) of solar PV capacity on the roofs of 10 of its locations with the assistance of Solar Selections, who acted as tender manager for the project. The installations make use of Italian Power-One Aurora inverters and Chinese Trina solar panels. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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Solar panels for not-for-profit organisations in the UK

March 6, 2013
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Solar systems have been growing in popularity for homes and commercial enterprises; this trend also holds true for not-for-profit organisations such as churches and schools.  Not-for-profit charities across the UK are already saving money on operational costs by investing in a solar panel system. By way of example, previously on this site we’ve written about Knellwood Residential Care Centre‘s 10 kilowatt [...]

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Security systems preventing solar panel theft at solar farms in UK

February 12, 2013
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Solar panel theft is a real issue in the UK. While the price of panels has come down considerably in the past few years, they are still a significant investment, and it would be painful for the owner to have this integral part of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system stolen from under their nose. Security [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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10kWp solar PV systems in the UK: Prices, power output, and ROI

October 17, 2012
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This article provides an overview of the costs, power output, and return on investment (ROI) associated with 10kWp solar systems in the UK. With solar PV system prices falling, electricity prices rising, and support from the UK’s Solar Feed-in Tariff, now is a great time to invest in a solar PV system. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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Criteria Checklist for Solar Farms in the UK

September 18, 2012
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Interest in large-scale solar installations and solar farms is experiencing something of a renaissance across the UK, thanks to the rapidly falling cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) technology here. If you own property and are considering investing in a solar farm to add a supplementary revenue stream to your business activities, or simply to save money on [...]

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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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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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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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SolAmitec: Holistic solar system management software

June 28, 2012
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SolAmitec (formerly SolGuard) is a comprehensive solar PV system performance monitoring and management solution that is compatible with a wide range of components that are already widely available and used in systems throughout the world–brand name inverters, weather sensors, security systems, and more. The SolAmitec software platform is potentially a good fit for both smaller, [...]

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Find the Best Solar Power Installation Deals in Cornwall, England, UK

May 3, 2012

Cornwall, the solar capital of the UK, is a great place to install a solar PV system. The UK government’s 21p tariff offers average annual returns of greater than 20%. Low solar panel system prices, combined with the Solar Feed-in Tariff scheme, make purchasing a solar panel system more affordable than ever before. Additionally, solar systems can help households [...]

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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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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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