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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...
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...