The Eco Experts Blog

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 09:46
With companies offering free solar panel schemes vying for attention, as the 2012 deadline fast approaches, it’s easy to get carried away with thoughts of cheaper fuel bills and sign up. But before you do, it’s important to talk to your mortgage lender about your intentions....
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 13:38
Image has always been important to business. In these environmentally aware times, it’s becoming increasingly necessary for companies to display their green credentials. In some cases it could be the difference between winning and losing important contracts. A substantial solar...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:50
It would seem that most modern roofs should be structurally capable of taking the weight of a suitable solar array. Roofs are designed to take loads of around 100 Kg per square metre. All roof coverings come with their own weight calculations, For example, typical slates weigh...
weathersolar
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:29
The word ‘solar’ is a clue that solar panels require sunlight to operate. Solar panels produce more electricity during summer months because of the longer days and stop producing at night – no surprises there. But how do the diverse weather conditions, so common to the UK,...
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 09:18
Most people agree that, in the light of the government’s Feed In Tariff. Solar panels make a great long term investment proposition but what of the short term? What if you move house? Does the addition of solar panels add value to your property and how will you recoup your...
solar installer
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:33
There’s money to be made from solar panels. That’s true for the manufacturers, installers and homeowners, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it might attract some unsavoury characters. The industry is in boom-mode, as more homeowners than ever before see the benefits of going...
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 15:55
It’s not often you see the tables turned on the formidable Dragons (BBC2’s Dragon’s Den) but they got a taste of their own medicine when they were confronted by a solar panel business in the person of former bodybuilder and MD of Ploughcroft Solar - Chris Hopkins. Unlike many...
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:08
In his White Paper published July 2011, Chris Huhne has set out the UK's first Renewable Energy Roadmap. The 107 page document looks in detail at the "shared approach to unlocking our renewable energy potential". The paper recognises there are constraints that need to be...
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 09:02
There are loads of reasons to go green at home, some of which are obvious and some of which you have probably never thought of. Here are our top tips to get you started: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - The first and most obvious reason is that greenifying your home will reduce...
UK solar, solar pv, solar photovoltaics
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 14:04
A recent report from Ernst & Young reveals that the solar panel retail prices are likely to drop to less than 50% of their 2009 cost by 2013. This is dramatic price decrease is attributed to efficiency savings in production cost of raw materials.The report findings are based...