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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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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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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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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 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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UK power output from solar PV increases 840 fold–in the space of a year

October 2, 2012
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Half a terawatt-hour (TWh) of solar power was produced in the UK in Q2 of 2012, according to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). This represents an astronomical 840% increase from the same period in 2011, when combined solar PV capacity produced only 1/5 of a TWh. Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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5kWp solar systems: Prices, output, and returns

October 2, 2012
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5kWp solar systems are becoming an increasingly more common investment for residences and businesses across the UK. With prices falling, the attractiveness of solar PV technology as an investment has improved dramatically in just the past 2 years or so. This article provides an overview of typical pricing and power outputs that a customer might expect when [...]

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Europe, led by Germany, installed 2/3 of world’s solar PV capacity in 2011

September 27, 2012
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Europe installed more than 2/3–at 18.5 gigawatts (GW)–of solar photovoltaics (PV) systems in the year 2011, clearly leading the world and bringing the total capacity of solar panels installed in the EU up to 52GW, according to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s 2012 Photovoltaics Status Report. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend [...]

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UK renewable energy capacity will equal conventional generation capacity by 2025

September 26, 2012
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In an optimistic forecast for the UK’s renewables sector, a report by alternative energy analysts at GlobalData have predicted renewable energy capacity in the UK will pull alongside conventional, ‘thermal’ generation capacity such as coal and gas by the year 2025, thank primarily to strong government support. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on [...]

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The future of affordable electricity lies in renewables–particularly rooftop solar: JRC

September 25, 2012
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Although it’s becoming common knowledge that the cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) and other renewable energy sources is coming down, what boosts their competitiveness even further is the fact that the price of generation from conventional forms of electricity–fossil fuels and nuclear–are steadily on the rise. This phenomenon is picked up by the European Commission’s [...]

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FAQ: Why do solar panel system prices differ so much?

Apples and apples: Solar Installer Comparisons October 18, 2011

This is the first of our new Frequently Asked Questions articles, addressing some of the common queries that are raised by people looking to install solar energy systems in the UK. This article will look at the very frequently questioned matter on why different installers quotes can have such large price disparities. Does it really [...]

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