The Eco Experts Blog

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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...
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:36
The Government have recently published its proposed changes to the Renewables Obligation (RO). It appears that for the most part the mounting fears about severe cuts to the level of support that preceded the publication were unfounded. Any reductions that have occurred have been...
Solar PV, solar photovoltaic, best solar panels, UK solar
Friday, October 28, 2011 - 11:11
For a while now the UK press has been spreading rumours that the Feed in Tariff rates for microgeneration-level solar energy will be drastically cut. Many were predicting a slash from the current level of 43p per kilowatt hour to 9p. The trade played its part in the...
greece
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:02
With help from large-scale solar energy plants like the new ‘Gemasolar’ in Fuentes de Andalucia, Spain, Greece may now be able to export solar energy to Northern Europe. The recent 2-day visit of Germany’s Vice-Chancellor and Economic Minister, Philipp Roesler, was a prime...
scottishflag
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 09:17
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released statistics on Thursday 29 September that confirms Scotland’s leading role in renewable energy. Wind generation in Scotland was nearly a third more than in England and five times more than Wales. In 2010 Scotland had...
renewableheat
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:52
Friday 30 September saw the £860m scheme to subsidise renewable heating pulled within hours of its intended launch. It’s thought this will be another blow to confidence in the government’s green energy commitment with far-reaching consequences for consumers and stakeholders. The...
Romag
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 08:42
At the moment Romag leads the way as the only UK owned and based PV manufacturer but they’re not planning to stop there. They are about to invest £1 million in state-of-the-art technology to speed up the production process and increase capacity by 300 per cent by the end of the...
lightbulb green
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 09:25
There seems to be some confusion over what was meant by the Chancellor, George Osborne, when he stated that we’re going to cut our carbon emissions no slower but no faster than our fellow countries in Europe. The Chancellor made this vague statement at the Conservative Party...
Carbon Footprint
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 09:38
We’re constantly being encouraged to keep ours as small as possible and the government is trying all sorts of things to reduce the UK’s by at least 80 per cent by 2050, but can we, as individuals really make a difference to the size of our carbon footprints? The Home Energy...