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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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Cambridgeshire gets UK’s first solar-powered waste treatment plant

September 27, 2012
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The small town of Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire is now home to the United Kingdom’s waste treatment plant powered (mostly) by solar energy. The 5 megawatt (MW) solar park will supply 70% of the AmeyCespa Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant’s power via 3km of cabling. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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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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4kWp solar systems: Pricing, output, and returns for the UK

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A 4kWp solar system is probably the most popular size for solar systems for homes and small businesses across the UK, and with solar power system prices falling, solar PV systems of all sizes are becoming a more and more attractive investment for homes and business-owners. This article is an overview of the typical price ranges, power [...]

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DECC Announce Phase Two of the UK Solar Industry for 2012

February 9, 2012

Today the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced the various policy changes that will affect the UK solar industry in 2012 and beyond. By and large the information has been received as better than expected, with EPC requirements not as high as was predicted and the 21p tariff rates ensured for installations following April [...]

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How solar power can save you money on your electricity bills

January 30, 2012
How Solar Panels can save you money on your electricity bill

There are two ways that having a solar PV system installed can save homes and businesses money: 1) credits given to solar customers via the UK’s Solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT), which pays a premium for each kilowatt-hour of solar electricity that is exported to the grid, and 2) by reducing the size of the bill in [...]

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The German Solar Feed-in Tariff: Setting the Example

December 9, 2011
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Before the turn of the millennium, the government of Germany initiated a fairly new method to promoting renewable energy uptake in the country and spreading the costs out over time and the community. The Feed-in Tariffs were a concept yet to be fully realised in the world, and whilst initial information suggested they could be an [...]

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Solar PV a great investment for homes

November 1, 2011

With the UK’s current Solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT), solar photovoltaics (solar PV) is one of the most worthwhile investments a homeowner can make, According to an article in the Sunday Times. In addition to the concrete financial returns that can be expected under the FiT, there is also evidence that solar panels increase the value of a [...]

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