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Energy efficiency

Increased reliance on gas could lead to UK power bill spikes, Ofgem chief warns

February 20, 2013
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The outgoing chief of the UK’s electricity and gas market regulator, Ofgem, has issued a warning about impending rises in the price of electricity and heating across the UK as the country’s reliance on imported gas as a fuel for power generation grows. The impending closure of nearly 10% of the UK’s electricity generation capacity [...]

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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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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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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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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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Solar Farming & Support for Local Communities

September 20, 2012

Ed Davey, Energy Secretary with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), recently stated that the wind industry ought to offer perks to surrounding communities in which they are developed. This notion could be carried over to solar farm developers as a unique way of overcoming some of the remaining critiques of large scale [...]

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Solar power and air conditioning: A mutually beneficial relationship

September 19, 2012
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A US startup recently announced the launch of a solar-powered air conditioner onto the US market. Units come replete with direct current (DC) electrical inputs and a battery that can run for up to an hour without the sun. As air conditioners are a major money-sink for homes and businesses across the world (including the UK), [...]

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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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Energy Efficiency saves thousands for Sheffield Hallam University

September 6, 2012

The University of Sheffield Hallam has invested in an impressive energy efficiency upgrade on its facilities that has resulted in a significant reduction in their energy bills. The example is now set for other UK universities to improve their efficiency and save money; however Solar Selections are aware that not all institutions have the spare capital required [...]

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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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EPC Ratings Explained

February 10, 2012

With the announcement of Phase Two of the UK’s Solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) emerging yesterday, the respective Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings and their relationship with the FiTs can now be reviewed. This article will explain what an EPC is, the ratings properties will need to access the full FiTs and how best to go [...]

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