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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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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 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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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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DECC to award funding for energy storage R&D

October 15, 2012
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The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is hoping the storage the country’s energy storage industry by crowdsourcing innovation into the topic. DECC will run 2 contests and award prizes totalling £20 million to innovators whose submissions are selected as winners. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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Energy Bills on the Rise: Solar Panels Increasing in Attractiveness

October 12, 2012
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Two of the largest energy and gas retailers in the UK have announced significant increases in their energy bills. British Gas and Npower today confirmed that they would be increasing the bills of their customers by 6% and 9.1% respectively. The moves highlight the increasing pressure on UK households and attractiveness of small scale renewable [...]

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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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Renewable Energy Incentive Announcement – ROC Review

September 10, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change have released their recommendations for the review of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for large solar projects and solar farms in the UK. The review has outlined a gradual reduction model that will begin with the ROC allocation falling from 2x ROC’s to 1.5x ROC’s on March [...]

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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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Commercial Solar Power Funding: Establishing Viability

June 28, 2012

Late 2011 and the first half of 2012 has seen global investment in renewable energy reach new, unprecedented heights. Solar power has now surpassed wind power as the most popular renewable technology for investment and here in the UK our solar market emerged onto the international photovoltaic (PV) scene thanks to the tried and tested [...]

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Solar Selections Sponsor the GovToday ‘Natural Environment Conference’

June 15, 2012

As the depth of knowledge and debate growths regarding the importance of the natural environment in the UK, conferences and forums for discussion becoming increasingly important events. Whenever government, public and private sectors unite to review the development and progress of society in particular ways positive exchanges of information and perspective can help outline the right [...]

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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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Solar Energy to be Cost Competitive with Coal and Nuclear by 2020

April 19, 2012

According to a recent report, Solar Energy is set to establish equivalent costs with brown energy sources by 2020. Poised to deepen the market share in clean energy sectors worldwide, solar power’s respective component cost and energy efficiency aspects will drive it towards this milestone sooner than world markets had expected. Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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