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Latest ECO and Green Deal figures

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Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The latest statistical information for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation […]

July heatwave helps solar PV prove its worth

Britain’s stock of solar photovoltaic panels produced more electricity in July than during any other month, according to sources within the solar industry and official government figures. July 2013 has been one of the hottest, driest and sunniest on record. Added to the fact that solar panel installations in the UK now number more than 450,000, […]

Government confirms Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs for green heating

Households with renewable heat technologies such as solar thermal systems, heat pumps and biomass boilers will be pleased to hear that after nearly four years the Government has finally confirmed the level of support available under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) when the scheme launches in Spring 2014.  The Government hopes that the RHI will […]

Domestic RHI scheme hit by further delays

This time last year we reported that the Government had announced plans to delay the Renewable Heat Incentive until 2013. In what feels very much like a case of deja vu, we’re having to report that yet more delays have befallen the scheme.  Yes, the second stage of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has […]

36% of Solar PV owners have had problems with FiTs

A survey has revealed that 36 per cent of people in the UK who own solar photovoltaic panels struggle to receive subsidies on time. Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) were introduced by the UK government on the 1st April 2010. Launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the scheme was intended to lower the […]

Fiddling with FiTs having a profound impact on solar installations

Figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveal that domestic installations of solar photovoltaic panels have decreased sharply in recent weeks, leading many to conclude that the British Government’s solar subsidy cuts are having a profound effect on the market. The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) was established to financially reward producers of […]

DECC reveals what’s in store for domestic RHI

It was a day the renewable heating industry had been waiting a long time for. Yesterday (Thursday) saw the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme take  another step forward following an announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which revealed the proposed tariff levels for eligible technologies.  Back in 2009 the Government first […]

Device to manage electricity aims to help solar customers save money

A start-up business in County Durham hopes to save money for households that use solar photovoltaic panels.  Home Solar Saver Co., established by Ian Reed and his wife Lindsey, deploys special equipment in homes that constantly monitors electricity usage. A wireless device streams data containing information on the type of electricity being used throughout the day […]

DECC figures show solar installations have dropped 54%

Figures published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) suggest that fewer solar photovoltaic panels are now being installed in the UK than they were last year before the government implemented savage cuts to solar subsidies. The DECC report shows that the weekly average of solar PV installations in April this year was […]

65% of homeowners recognise benefits of energy efficient homes

A report into our attitudes towards low and zero carbon homes has revealed that more than 65% of homeowners in the UK recognise how important it is to live in an energy efficient home.  According to the NHBC Trust’s latest report, the construction industry isn’t as forward thinking as many homeowners when it comes to […]