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2 issues that could change the trajectory of the UK’s solar PV industry

February 25, 2013
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The UK’s solar panel industry has entered what is widely believed to be a state of relative stability after over a year of turmoil during which generous government feed-in tariff subsidies were slashed erratically following significant drops in the cost of installing a solar system. Now looming on the horizon, however, are twin threats that [...]

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UK solar capacity now over 2GW

February 12, 2013

The UK has joined the club of nations to have installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, making it one of the top 10 solar PV markets in the world, according to NPD Solarbuzz’s Marketbuzz 2013 report. The UK installed even more solar PV capacity (965GW) in the year 2012 than [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Solar Power Campaign to Raise Positive Awareness

October 16, 2012

A new social media campaign by the name of ‘Please Your Plug’ aims to highlight the benefits of solar power on a national scale. Following on from a tumultous year of feed in tariff reductions and ROC review announcements, the news comes as a welcome change and aims to bring together information for householders and [...]

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Solar PV to be included in UK clean energy roadmap from this year

October 4, 2012
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For the first time, solar photovoltaics (PV) will be included in this year’s “renewable energy roadmap” for the UK, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) feed-in tariffs review chief Alisdair Grangier said the government will also release details about its strategy for solar PV in the coming [...]

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IKEA to offer solar panels at stores in the UK

September 12, 2012
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Traditionally known for their low cost furniture and sustainable ethos, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has introduced thin-film solar panels to their UK stores in partnership with Hanergy Holding Group Limited. 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 [...]

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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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Solar Power Feed-in Tariff Rates for November 2012 Announced

August 28, 2012

Ofgem have announced the solar power installation rates for May, June and July 2012 and consequently the new feed-in tariff rates for November 2012. UK solar industry’s tariff digression system works by analysing the solar panel installation numbers in terms of installed capacity, then either reducing, maintaining or in extreme cases increasing the feed-in tariff’s [...]

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August Feed-in Tariff Rate Announcement: Rates and Positive Feedback

May 24, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released the official solar feed-in tariff rates for 2012. On the 1st of August 2012 the new rates will come into play, one month later than earlier expected. The rates are better than expected and pave the way for a long and healthy growth of [...]

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Now or Never? When to install Solar Power in 2012

April 27, 2012

What can be said without hesitation is that solar power in the UK has been through a tumultuous time over the last 12 months . Rapid growth offset with grinding lows; from free solar to 20% returns on investment and megawatt installations to a solar powered bin – it’s had everything. Placing this aside what [...]

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Overcoming the Rent-A-Roof Mortgage Situation

April 24, 2012

As mortgage complications have become apparent with the ‘free solar’ scheme; one of the most common methods for installing solar panels on residential properties has been lost. With April’s installation figures showing a considerable decline in overall solar installations, the market is clearly struggling to adapt following the recent March Feed-in Tariff (FiT) cut-off. However [...]

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