The Eco Experts Blog

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 16:48
PV Portrait - AbbeyRise Solar Power. As well as telling us about AbbeyRise's bespoke PV panels, M.D. Bob Chesney advises on what to look for in a solar company and explains why he thinks solar PV panels are a worthwhile investment. "Solar PV is definitely the way forward..."...
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 15:51
We put five frequently asked questions about solar panels to Solarcentury’s Charlotte Webster. Solarcentury is one of the groups that succeeded in taking the government to court over the Feed In Tariffs. FAQ's for Solarcentury 1. Does it take extra effort living on solar power...
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 12:37
Solar energy in a nutshell, for someone looking for the bare facts before consulting a specialist. Here’s all you initially need to know about solar panels and the Feed In Tariffs. Buying solar panels doesn't have to be complicated... ... but there's been a lot of confusion...
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:27
Take a look at this excerpt from a Financial Times article, all about how even the lower FITs rate is a good option: “Homeowners who install panels will still be better off – regardless of whether they receive the FIT or not. Homes with green energy systems are expected to see a...
Green Deal, The Green Deal, UK Green News, energy efficiency
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 17:31
New proposals have been made that could be in effect as early as October 2012. They are said to cut red tape while regulating more efficiently, save money, and introduce more sustainable building practises. Every house a green house The proposals arrived as part of the Green...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 13:07
**FITs Update - January 26th** The UK Government has lost its appeal against Friends of the Earth, Solarcentury, and HomeSun, meaning the deadline for the higher FITs rate of 43.3p/kWh goes back to March 3rd. The Government are re-appealing. The Guardian, Independent, and...
feed in tariff protest
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 16:35
Solar PV Review Green groups and suppliers of solar energy have been celebrating a first success in their legal battle with the government over cuts to solar tariff payments. The successful challenge had claimed that it would be illegal for the government to alter the tariff...
solar panels
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 16:23
Solar Frontier thin-film panels are being regarded as an aesthetic alternative to crystalline silicon PV versions. It’s thought that their matt black design – in contrast to typical mirrored panels – mean that they could be an attractive, alternative solar solution for many...
solar panel
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 09:53
Earlier this month 3M launched a see through, flexible solar panel which can be applied to windscreens and windows, allowing motorists to generate power for use in their cars. The film was exhibited at the Ceatec Electronics Conference in Japan. These panels are made by printing...
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:19
On the 31st October 2011 the Government announced a proposed 50% reduction to the feed in tariff incentives for photovoltaic solar energy production. The current rate of 43.3 per kWh is to be reduced to 21p for any installations connected after the 12th December 2011. This cut...